Transform your pantry with paint and simple organizational elements + add a little farmhouse flair!
Here it is!!! My 40 year old farmhouse pantry got a full makeover and it is so good! You saw a peek of this transformation with phase 1 (painting and stenciling the floors with Rust-Oleum’s new Rock Solid Home line that is seriously amazing. 2 month update: the paint looks as good as the day they were stenciled! We cannot say enough good things about the Rock Solid Home line and lovely love love it! If you’re at or near Home Depot, stop in and grab some paint to transform your own space!
Farmhouse Pantry Makeover
And now, phase 2 of the makeover is here…. drumroll please 🥁… HELLO FULL PANTRY MAKEOVER!
I am absolutely T H R I L L E D with how it turned out. Whyyyy did I wait 6 years to refresh this space? Oy! Here’s a peek at the before:
How to give your Pantry a Makeover
It was cluttered and hard to find things so I started from scratch and removed every single item from the pantry. Time to clean! I used the best grime degreaser that really gets down to the nitty gritty then gave the full pantry a good wash with soapy water. Once dry, I sprayed a fresh coat of my favorite primer before painting a simple white by Rust-Oleum, (also available at Home Depot.) Finally, I painted/stenciled my floors to really make those floors POP.
Oooh, so bright and clean! Then it was time to put the space back together. I hung a handmade “FEED WAREHOUSE” sign from our cute sign shop to really give my rustic pantry the farmhouse vibe and gathered some natural/woven baskets to the space that is pretty BUT more importantly, doubles as storage.
An Amazon order and trip to IKEA later, this happened:
KEEP your pantry organized with storage
To keep the overall look cohesive and fresh, my biggest tip is to recycle those branded packages/boxes (cereal boxes, noodles packaging, etc.) that have unattractive non-matching labels and instead store the contents in matching, clear containers or bins that are the same color. Bonus: my kids can easily see and access items without unwrapping everything and throwing clothespins or chip clips all over the place plus I can see how much is what is left, (great for me so I can easily restock.) Not everyone has time for that of course, but since I made put all that time, effort, and money to organize my space, it keeps me motivated not to let it pile up and get out of control again.
containers are your new bestie
Any bags I don’t want to put in containers (small bag of almonds, protein powder packets, etc.) I simply pair with like items in 4 rows of plastic woven baskets. These cute baskets hide all of the branded labels and keep the look cohesive. 😉 Jarred items (peanut butter, Nutella) go in there, too. My grab ‘n go items (flour, sugar, powered sugar) are towards the top in IKEA glass jars so I can use them while cooking/baking in the kitchen but keep in my pantry to free up kitchen counter space.
We have a year supply of food storage and are constantly rotating canned goods so I invested in some canned wire racks and deep IKEA bins on the floor to keep my stockpile organized and still attractive.
add farmhouse elements with practical decor that doubles as storage
These X style white washed crates really pull the farmhouse vibe and fit perfectly on my shelves. They’re filled with the kids lunch boxes, water bottles, and lunch items they need to grab every morning when packing their school lunches. I also created a simple “breakfast station” that has my canistered cereal, my Nana’s retro bread box, and a toaster for quick toast making on busy school mornings. The microwave is also housed in our pantry since my kitchen is tight on counter space and I love that it’s out of sight!
You can see I still have to tackle the left side storage which is tricky as it’s all kitchen appliances that are hard to look “pretty” but hey, I have to practical! LOL I do have one last post coming with printable labels and other pantry storage ideas (like hiding unsightly griddles, hopefully!) Stay tuned!
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