Our home has 2 pantries, one is regular closet size and was mostly used for storage of cleaning supplies, cookbooks, and miscellaneous kitchen stuff.
The other pantry is bigger and has always held food. We have less food items with just Jeff and I living here but we seem to have lots of stuff so I wanted to switch the 2 pantries around. I also want to add some color to them.
So, last Sunday, I emptied everything out of the smaller pantry and thought this job would go so quickly. Well, sweet Gavin spent 3 days with me and I went to the VA hospital with Jeff one day and then on the other day, I mostly did regular home cleaning and a little shopping. But by Friday afternoon, somehow, the change-around was complete.
Before - big pantry
After - now it has red-check shelf liner with an ivory lace-look shelf trim
Can you see all the cookbooks? Uncle Rex gave me a big stack of his when he moved to the retirement home and now I have room for all the cookbooks in one spot
top shelf holds my cake pedestals, punch bowls and cups and plates - I don't use them every day but they are pretty and I like to look at them often
the bottom shelf holds Jeff's barbecue tools and pans
Junk pantry before
After - I painted the walls green, lined the shelves with white shelf liner and added a trim on the front. I cut strips from vinyl lace tablecloths to make the trim and I really like the old-fashioned look.
I used a rose sponge stamp to add a little more color to this food pantry. I'd never sponge stamped on a wall before but it was fun and easy, and I may just put some more roses somewhere else.