You can see that I had good intentions with the baskets to help corral the chaos. However, there was no rhyme or reason where things were stored. More just shoved here or there.
I enlisted the help of my friend and neighbor, Renee of Floating Lilly, to get me started on organizing the pantry. I think we can all agree that it seriously needed some help! After Renee and I initially met, it still took some time to completely finish it because there was some fine tuning I did until I felt it was just right.
Here is how our pantry looks today. I am very, very happy with it and because we now have a process it placed everything has remained organized.
The silver wire baskets came from Target, although they no longer carry them in the stores or online. I hope they bring them back because they are great for storage and were only $5.99 each.
One of the former baskets that was not donated ended up being a catch all for the boys cups.
I love to bake so almost all of this side is dedicated to baking. You'll notice the two gray crates, one which holds candy molds and boards and the other is for cookie cutters.
Back to the cooking side, an expandable shelf (from Bed Beth and Beyond) holds the canned goods. Next to this a silver container from IKEA hides packets such as taco seasoning mix. The two ribbed glass containers are from HomeGoods. These jars and the next basket is our pasta section.
The clear, plastic jars on the right, in the picture above, are also from HomeGoods. The containers with the latches next to them are from Walmart. They come in either a round of square shape and are advertised as shatterproof.
I picked up these handy dandy containers from IKEA for our crackers and cereal. This picture just makes it blatantly obvious how much I need to go to the store to replenish the stock! You might also notice the kids' juices next to this which are organized by apple, berry or fruit punch.
My cake stands, apothecary jars and entertaining plate stands are now in a corner ready for a special occasion.
I have deep shelves and the corners were not being used to the best of their ability. Renee suggested placing lazy susan's there (genius idea!) and it now hold things such as the olive oil, soy sauce, peanut butter and the likes.
The vinyl labels on the baking/food staples just may be my favorite part of the pantry! I ordered them from Say it on the Wall and loved the fact that I could customize them to my specific needs. I mean because who really needs bleached and unbleached flour?
Sadly it takes three containers to hold the baking supplies, baking tools and baking chocolate. Anyone getting hungry for dessert?
I was looking for a way to hide many of my baking stuff. I came up with the idea to use wood crates, found at either Michael's or Jo-Ann, to do just the job. I painted them using Deco Art's medium gray acrylic paint. I picked up wooden circles at Jo-Ann, spray painted them with chalkboard paint and then attached them to the crates with some pretty ribbon.
Let's take another look shall we. Tomorrow I'll be sharing about what is under the curtains in the pantry.
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