Pantry Makeover

I just finished my Kitchen Pantry makeover!

Thanks to Shelley from

 who INSPIRED all of us to decorate a space that most of us would just plain forget about, who would have thought? 
Genius I tell you! :)

Here is the timeline of my Kitchen Pantry, 
from disaster to the presently clean and organized Pantry!

Here is what I started with...
The pantry went from this

 Don't  JUDGE me,
 2010 was a bit of a CRAZY year for me :)

To THIS...
So Clean and White!!

But then, my counters looked like this…

We should play a game, I spy the mold of a brain…Do you see it?? 
Yep, left over from Halloween. 
Again…no judging here :)

After a paint job to the pantry and a trip to IKEA for some organization tools, 
we were ready to put everything back inside!

Along the journey of organizing everything to better meet our needs, I came up with some great tips.

Tip #1 

I searched and searched for those darn clips that keep cereal and potato chips fresh. I don't know if I was looking in the wrong section but I eventually gave up.  
But then I had an idea…clothespins! 
They work sooo awesomely and for a fraction of the price!


Spice jars - I LOVE these!!!  
These are the PERFECT size for a teaspoon, 
YAY..I will never have a mess again and resort to measuring my spices over the sink ever again!  

I picked these glass containers at IKEA! 
 I labeled the jars and then typed up a cheat sheet that I taped on the side wall of the pantry with the coordinating number and spice. 

This was my Favorite addition to the pantry!

I already owned these containers ( purchased at Walmart) 
They now house the Instant Breakfast and Oatmeal

And Last, The GRAND REVEAL!!!
Now.. comes the tricky part of keeping it organized :)


  1. Looks great! You can paint the clothespins too if you want a splash of color (and even add small magnets and hand the 'extra's' on the wall) if the natural color gets old for ya.

  2. AnonymousMay 20, 2011

    I found those clips at Ikea. Your pantry looks fantastic too!

  3. Ohhhhh!!! I la la LOVE the spice jars! GREAT idea!

  4. Lovely, just lovely.

  5. Amazing!! It looks so perfect.

  6. You did an amazing job. I wish I had a walk in pantry! I love your spice jars. It looks like I need to make a trip to ikea soon.

  7. I need to do that in my butler's pantry....really bad! Clothespins are perfect -- I've used them for 30 years!

  8. It feels so great to be organized! I got some really cool can organizers at they make my pantry look awesome, I'm really happy with them. I would suggest checking them out for rotating your canned goods.
    I love your boxes on the bottom too, great idea.

  9. Looks amazing! You did a fantastic job. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  10. Getting alot of ideas from this blog! Love it! Lot's of inspiration!

  11. Where did you purchase the baskets? I'm looking for some like those!!!

  12. Where did you purchase the baskets??? I am in need of some exactly like those!!! LOVE!

  13. I love your huge flour and sugar jars. Did you get those at IKEA too? Thanks so much for your blog. I'm learning so much.