I like to think that behind every man is an organized woman. That, or a frustrated man because he can't find anything because she is just not organized yet... As is our case.
I'm getting there. But since moving in two weeks before the baby was born, its taking me a lot more time to get the house just right when it comes to what goes where. I hope that justifies the fact that the plates change locations bi-weekly. (Love you Adam!)
But honestly, storage has been a problem in my organizational quest. The kitchen doesn't have much, and so something had to be done.
Our whatever closet consisted of just that. Whatever fits, whatever didn't have a place yet, and whatever else you could think of. Extra flooring, the crock pot, tea towels... Whatever.
It became my mission to convert this into our kitchen pantry. Even though it was down the stair from the kitchen. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
So I stripped it down to nothing and started with a few coats of paint. I find that It's best to start with a blank canvas and go from there.
We had some random MDF lying around so I chop sawed it up, and it became the supports for the shelves we picked up this weekend at Home Depot. Side note: Did you know Home Depot can make the cuts for you? I told the guy that the shelves had to be 30.5" wide and boom. Done and done. Which really helps because I don't have a table saw. Yet....
I painted the MDF, and then popped the shelves in. With the help of the dude at Home Depot, my power drill, a level and a tape measure, this was what the plan became.
Now, I know most people don't see the insides of other people's pantries, but I'm blogging about mine, so the least I could do is make it presentable.
I'm also glad that our lovely vacuum cleaner now has a place it can call home. I use it every day, thanks to Bocephus, the dog that sheds garbage bags of hair. Every single day.
So with my overuse of the vacuum, I had needed a place to keep it, with very easy access. Before the pantry, it lived in the spare room. Sorry company! Now, if you come to our house, you don't have to sleep next to a vacuum cleaner. (For the record, I usually moved it to the laundry room, unless you were my brother)
Hope you enjoyed reading, and I hope it gives you some inspiration to clean out those skeletons or whatever in your closet. Or the old man halloween costume that still has a few years before it becomes bones.
Rope Handles Basket design by Twos Company - $65.63
from: Burke Decor LLC
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By Jena Keenan