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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  • Imp77167948 Imp77167948 on Jan 20, 2023

    Could you provide more information on how the open base cabinets were built?

  • MOL78096160 MOL78096160 on Feb 28, 2023

    Beautiful pantry and it is the inspiration for our pantry remodel. I know this is a duplicate question but can you provide more details on the build of the base cabinets?

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Mar 20, 2023

    Hope this ? Is t redundant but, how

    did your faux brick turn out so white

    looking with white cabinets and shelves? My brick look off white next to my white cabinets.

    suggestions welcome.

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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.