DIY Pantry Renovation

by CrystalRansons
3 Weeks

DIY Pantry Renovation

My pantry wasn't bad before but, if you have ever had wire shelves you understand how difficult it is to keep them 1. organized and 2. items even standing up. Things are always tipping over and it's impossible to see what is behind an item so we ended up wasting a lot of food just from forgetting what we had.

To start this renovation we have to remove everything

We removed the wire shelves and patched any holes that would not be covered in the end.

To start the cabinet build we built a base for them to sit on, we made sure it was level to make the cabinet install that much easier. This was made with 2x4's

Next we started making floating shelves:

using 2x4s we created a frame that attached to studs in multiple locations

we used 3/4 inch plywood on the top of these frames and 1/4 inch plywood on the underneath or bottom

My husband built the cabinets out of 3/4 inch plywood and select pine to trim out front of them

I primed everything and did two coats of paint (pure white)

We used faux brick panels from The Home Depot to create a unique "backsplash" that I used spackle to german smear it

We used butcher block as the counter

And added gas pipes to be used to hold a ladder

Our pantry is 5x5 with 9 8 foot ceilings, we measured our containers and larger items we typically have on hand and spaced the 3 shelves out by those measurements. The bottom shelf has the most space for the tall items, for the counter to shelf space we measured my Kitchen aid mixer to make sure it would fit.

and for the cabinet shelves we made those adjustable so we would be able to change those as we needed

For more on this build visit my Instagram

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  • Shea Shay Shea Shay on Nov 09, 2021

    This looks fabulous! I am getting ready to remodel our pantry soon too. How deep/wide are your butcher block counters? I'm planning on 15" for mine and yours also look narrower than the standard 25" counter depth. Thank you!

  • CZE61536796 CZE61536796 on Apr 05, 2022

    Would you please post the link for the faux brick panels?

  • Diane Kennard Diane Kennard on May 06, 2022

    So what happened to all the stuff that was in there before? Not the same items.... of course that would make it look better by getting rid of almost everything.

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  • Eva Eva on May 10, 2022

    Congratulations 👏

    This is a beautiful & well-done project 🎨 ✏️ 📏🔨

    I love it ❤️

    Thank you for sharing 👍️

  • Julie M. Julie M. on Jun 27, 2022

    What an amazing pantry you created! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.