Hello World! Welcome Friends! We have been in our new house for a month and are just about unpacked. I will be completely finished this weekend! A few days before we moved in, I painted the pantry while the painters were here painting the foyer, family room, kitchen and breakfast room. The pantry needed a really good cleaning, paint on the walls and a paint refresh on the shelves. I don’t think it had been painted since the house was built in 2004.
Before I show you more after pictures, let me show you where it started. The following pictures were taken with my phone; so the quality might not be super crisp.
If you’ll look close, you can see how dirty the shelves were. There was black on the section where the shelves connect to the wall.
This picture was after one coat of the gray going on. See how gross the shelves were? And, this was after I cleaned them.
The color on the walls is Sherwin Williams Gray Screen 7071.
The pantry is located off of the little hallway that is in between the kitchen and dining room. For the majority of the spices, I used these door organizers that I purchased off of Amazon. Mr. Dedicated was kind enough to hang them for me.
I wanted the spice rack on the door rather than keeping all of the spices in the pantry. It’s easy to open the door, grab what I need and head back into the kitchen.
Just inside the pantry is our can recycling container. It’s nice to have this out of sight.
Straight ahead is one section of the pantry. This pantry is huge and there is still space above the top shelf that if I wanted to add more shelves that would not be a problem.
Curving around the pantry, I wanted to make use of the corners. I already had a lazy Susan as well as the plate racks. And, yes, those are Christmas dishes stored on the top two shelves.
It will be nice to not have to dig in the depths of a china hutch to pull out the Christmas dishes.
On the top shelf is a Christmas set that my sister gave me when we moved back to Houston from California. I’ve also put my large cake pedestal and some larger serving platters on the top shelf.
Also, on the top shelf are some additional serving bowls as well as extra olive oil, plastic storage containers, and glass containers. My pasta container is too tall, so she is relegated to the top shelf. The second shelf is devoted to baking items while the third shelf down is for cereal, oatmeal, dry goods, nuts, and bread.
The Spode dishes are tucked neatly in the corner.
Underneath the Spode glassware are can goods. I’ve had this step display for years.
Working our way down the shelves, the next shelf contains extra spices, marinades, and vinegars.
The lazy Susan holds the cooking oils we don’t use often. I have a container of olive oil next to the cooktop so I don’t have to make a trip to the pantry. Next to the oils is my tea section with the bottom shelf for trash bags.
On the bottom shelf is a closed container that holds medicine that is not used often, thermometers, and band aids. The little white container holds medicines that we might use more frequently such as mild pain relievers. Next to that is our vitamin section. A little white stool fits perfectly in the corner on the floor; perfect for when I need a step up to grab something off of the top shelf.
Also on the bottom shelf is the cat food…bad blogger, I didn’t straighten up the Temptations. Hey, we’re doing good to not have any cats in these pics. Especially since they know where their treats are. Oh, and next to the tea and hot chocolate mix is the snack food. We are really working on eating more fruit for snacks, so we don’t have a lot of snack foods. Those two bags of chips have lasted us for a month and the popcorn hasn’t been opened yet.
Here are the colors that I used:
For the walls: Sherwin Williams Gray Screen 7071 in eggshell
For the shelves and baseboards: Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006 in semi-gloss
Gray Screen 7071
Extra White 7006
I used the Gray Screen for the foyer, family room, breakfast room and kitchen. The only baseboards I’ve painted in those rooms have been the baseboards behind the entertainment center and refrigerator. Trust me, all of the crown molding and baseboards are on the list.
So, what do you think about my pantry? I would love to know your thoughts!
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Next week I will be sharing a room before and after from the Colonial house that I never got around to showing you! I hope you’ll pop back in for a look!
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