DIY: the pantry project.

I will without a doubt have a jaw-dropping, pinterest-worthy pantry. someday! but the effort that goes into painting & lining the shelves. and the money that goes into purchasing the containers. are both something I am not willing to put forth while renting an apartment. [when I have my own house ..all bets are off].

with that said, the clutter & disorganization of the pantry was driving me crazy. to the point I’d rather avoiding eating than open that door. [insert: exaggeration]. I had to do something. on the cheap.

pantry project // LLinaBC.com I spent $7.00 on containers. which I purchased at the dollar tree. the other items I had at home: tape, computer & printer [to make labels], and a couple miscellaneous storage containers I’d used before.

the process.

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pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

 

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

the results.

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

pantry project // LLinaBC.com pantry project // LLinaBC.com there you have it… the finished product.

pantry project // LLinaBC.com

it was worth every second. and I could not be happier with the outcome. [except for the huge grocery list I have now that I can see what I’m missing].

if you haven’t given your pantry/cupboards a face-lift: do it. the time is minimal. and your bank account will not suffer.

happy organizing.

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snowed in. and so much to do.

I opened my eyes. looked out the window. and only white. the “slight dusting” we had in our forecast turned out to be another winter storm. meet rocky. [at least he has a better name than last week’s “winter storm Q”].

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all I know is it’s not suppose to end until tomorrow. at noon. ugh! did I ever mention I highly despise driving in extreme conditions when it’s snowing? & [J] is gone until the end of the week. so you can find me at home. accomplishing what I’ve been putting off.

organizing.

the problem areas: the pantry. & the home office.

[J] you should be so, so happy you’re away – I’d be puttin’ you to work!
 

I’m currently indulging in a love/hate relationship with pinterest. on one hand: so many great ideas & inspiration. on the other: such high standards.

I’m starting with the pantry.

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I will not be painting or making any cosmetic changes to the pantry. I just want to organize the food storage. hellllllo that’s the point, right? plus, we’re renting ..so I’d have to paint it back. no way jose. it’s a closet!!

meet my pantry inspiration.

our fifth house pantry

{our fifth house}

hi sugar plum pantry

{Hi Sugarplum!}

a bowl full of lemons pantry{a bowl full of lemons}

the house of smiths pantry{the house of smiths}

wish me luck. as much as I love the finished project. and even the process of organizing. beginning is so daunting. but thanks to nasty rocky, I have little choice.

if you’re in the snow storm’s rath: stay warm. & safe. if you’re not, like [J]: you’re lucky.

happy tuesday.

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