How I Built a Pantry in a Day

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by Bright Green Door
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One of the biggest things that was lacking in our kitchen was a pantry. After getting quotes to have a pantry built to match our cabinets, I realized it would be far too expensive and decided to DIY a pantry!
I decided to build it into this dead space next to our refrigerator.

I started by removing the trim and framing it out. Next I added a door and drywall. I added tons of shelving to create all the space we wanted. Lastly I painted and trimmed it. I also painted our kitchen cabinets which made it blend nicely.
Now the pantry looks like it has always been there and fits perfectly into the design of our kitchen. For all of the details on the entire kitchen renovation head to
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  • Sandra Riggs Sandra Riggs on Dec 23, 2015
    The before pic appears to have a counter or shelf on the left. Did you remove it? Your finished pantry does look like it was always there. Great job.
  • Betty L. Stotts Betty L. Stotts on Feb 27, 2016
    What color is the island ?
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