Here it is....The pantry is finally made over! (At least half of it is) and it looks Be-Ute-Ta-FULL! Isn't that a weird word to describe a pantry? But I think it fits. You be the judge.
The best part of this pantry makeover is that (mostly) everything your see here is up-cycled. That means many of my organizing containers were headed for the trash, but I re-purposed them instead. That makes the cost for this pantry makeover less than....wait for it...$10!
So here's what it looked like before. Don't you just LOVE before pictures. They really shows how far a project has gone.
See, I have open bags everywhere and things were pretty disorganized.
I started by buying these little shelf racks/organizers at the Dollar Tree. I bought a total of 5. These little babies save you tons of space.
Instead of having open bags of flour and sugar and everything else, I decided I wanted containers for everything. The problem is containers can be quite expensive.
I decided to start re-purposing some Almond containers. You can read about how I did that HERE.
We obviously eat a lot of almonds.
The only thing I bought new for this pantry is the white lid cereal container from Wal-mart. The other cereal containers and the basket came from thrift stores a while back.
And here is my baking section. I'll post more about how I organized my baking "tools" later.
These containers used to be Christmas cookie tins. I always get a few of these over the holidays, and instead of throwing them away, I decided to re-purpose them to look like this. You can read about that transformation HERE.
I made all my labels using Picmonkey and, yes, I'll provide a link for you all to download them this next week.
Do you like my baskets? You will never-ever believe what I used to make them, but you'll have to wait until this weekend when I post about them. Muahaha...my evil plan to have you come back.
I love the way they turned out.
*UPDATE* Click HERE to read about how I made my "baskets".
And I love the way my pantry has turned out! It's organized, beautiful, and best of all, didn't cost me much since I up-cycled! I'm telling you, that's the way to go!
Honestly, it took me a few months to collect my containers, but the transformation is well worth the wait!
So what do you think?
Was it worth the wait? I think so! Oh ya!
Hope you enjoyed today's post, and I hope you found some inspiration for your own makeovers! Have a great day, friends!
Here is the link for the labels:
Also: if I were to do this again, I would use a clear finish spray paint to keep the silver paint from chipping. It's been almost a year since I've done this project and I need to re-spray some of my most used canisters.