Our kitchen pantry renovation was supposed to be a three-day project.
It turned into a five-WEEK project.
And now it’s FINALLY finished!!
Here’s how I renovated and organized the kitchen pantry…after all the repairs were finished.
First, I painted the walls with Decorator’s White (Benjamin Moore) Paint + Primer, left over from the kitchen renovation. I wanted the kitchen and pantry to be the same color. I also painted the trim with Ultra White semi-gloss, also to match the kitchen trim, and I painted the ceiling with flat white ceiling paint used throughout the house.
I installed a trash and recycling cabinet from IKEA.
The countertop is the same counter that was there when there was a desk in the pantry, when we moved in:
After we moved in, I took out the desk we didn’t use and replaced it with shelving, and just put the countertop in the basement in case we needed it later.
The shelving worked fine, but I didn’t love it and I didn’t like the trash cans being in the middle of the pantry.
I love, love, love the trash and recycling being in a closed cabinet now!
I added an IKEA Raskog cart next to it for our cloth napkins, water bottles, and lunch boxes. Easy access for kids and for grown-ups!
Above it, I installed shelves for serving pieces, small appliances, and soup pots.
The food is on the other side. I installed a track at the top of the pantry and hung the shelves from that.
With lesser-used items at the top of the pantry…
There’s a place for everything.
I love having an organized kitchen pantry!
I am so happy this is finished and that it’s all organized!
What do you think??