Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pantry re-do is done


  My pantry closet was never large, but I was always glad for what space I had to work with after 26 years of no pantry in the old house.  The challenge here was wasted space.  The original 18'' deep shelves needed to be reduced in depth.  Items were easily lost in the back of that cave. 
  First everything was removed.  Wire shelves were cut down to 13''.  Once the closet was painted, the wire shelves and supports were replaced.  




 

   Cutting back the wire shelves, left a good bit of usable space on the side wall.  Narrow shelves there could hold a lot of small items.






  Sir Old Man designed side shelves and supports that he could fashion from wood .  He used cleats as support for the shelves.








   Just so you know how much work Sir Old Man put into this.....each side shelf had to be measured, cut and fitted for each individual space.   It seems walls are not square anywhere😒.






  A perfectionist he is, and was in agony over the gap in the miter for the un-square corner.  I finally convinced him that pantry police, like quilt police, will not be allowed in for inspection.







     The side shelves are in and working great!  Sir Old Man also added a metal clip to the end of each shelf that  locks into the wire grid shelving.  Believe me....those small shelves are not going anywhere.

    Then my work began, as I was filling the shelves.  I have a feeling that we will be moving and shifting things around for a few days before being finished.




   A quick idea to share.  Sir Old Man brought up an extra unpainted shelf.  Since I wanted nothing sitting or stacked on the floor, he simply placed the shelf on top of the floor molding.

  Now to get it all organized and enjoy the improvement.

14 comments:

  1. Sir Old Man is a keeper! It looks great and much more functional.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful redo! Sir Old Man did himself proud with his ingenuity. And the best part is everything is now accessible, and visible.

    ReplyDelete
  3. He did such a great job! That bottom shelf is a good idea, I need to see if I have molding in my pantry I really hate putting things on the floor in there. Tell him his room is ready, but you may not get him back since I have so much he can do here, LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Definitely a good job done here! All looks to be easy find now and no more hunting to the back of the shelves.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks great - I might be a tad envious! :) Sir Old Man did a great job! ~Jeanne

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really love the shelf on top of the floor molding. What a great idea! (Although I'd probably stick cookie sheets below!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, I could use some help redoing fabric storage shelving so all the boxes are not on the floor.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A beautiful pantry. Yay for SOM!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great pantry upgrade. Our pantry's shelves are so deep that we lose stuff that goes to the back. Also, I absolutely HATE having stuff on the floor. I love the idea of the shelf at the bottom on the molding. I need to go check now if we have molding there!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like what he did. But I am with him, I would have to take some white caulk and fill those cracks. :)
    One question - If the door is still on the closet, could you add a "hang on the door" shelving unit for small items? That would squeeze a bit more useful space out of the small pantry.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a practical makeover--great use of space! I especially like the shelf on the baseboard!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You're gonna love that new pantry. I had one with accordian style doors and the doors were too small for the space, making about half of it pretty much unusable. When we redid the kitchen, we put cabinets in that space, and it's so much better now.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great job. My pantry is full (floor, too) and we keep items in the basement, on shelves. I really need to clean out my pantry.

    ReplyDelete

Love questions and comments! No reply bloggers....if you have something to say, please include email.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...