DIY Pantry Renovation

by CrystalRansons
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3 Weeks

DIY Pantry Renovation

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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

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  • Hou84479140 Hou84479140 on Jun 16, 2023

    Love this but especially the ladder.

    Where did you find the ladder for this project and how did you get it hooked onto the gas pipes? Also, what size was the pipe (diameter) and can you give me where you find the hooks(?j that attach to the ladder to hook it onto the pipes?

    lastly at what height is your counter/faceplate to accommodate the ladder attachments?

    thank you!!

  • Rachelle Lambert Rachelle Lambert on Apr 25, 2024

    Love it!!! very nicely organized.

    Are you missing some space on the bottom inside corner - could leave it open ?? Wouldn't look as organized but it is a pantry. Space is so precious especially space that you can close a door but still look organized.

  • Lit22200280 Lit22200280 on Apr 25, 2024

    Love what you did with your pantry. Could you tell me what height from the floor is your the counter top...36?...34?...Thanks

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