This post is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Hi guys! I’m super excited that you’re here. You know I love a good DIY project more than most but nothing makes me more giddy than when DIY meets pretty, functional organization! My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before.
Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had a small white room with white shelves, totally normal for most homes. First, let me just say that I’m beYOND excited to actually have a pantry! I haven’t had one in 5 years in the last 2 homes we’ve had so this pantry is Heaven on Earth for me!
First, I started by adding the mint green flower wall decals. You can get them on my Etsy shop or learn how to make your own here. They have been a favorite ever since I did my bathroom makeover (here). Man, I miss that little house!
Anyway, I started by applying the decals the same way as I did in this post. I cut them with my Silhouette CAMEO and Mint vinyl and applied it to the plain white wall. I chose Mint because it looks fresh and clean. Both must-haves for my pantry!
I went to Ikea, Walmart and Target and found all of the containers I needed there. All of the white bins and the tall clear snack containers are from Ikea. The cereal containers are Better Homes and Gardens collection from Wal-Mart and my glass jars are from Wal-Mart. Having bins and jars that fit your space is a huge factor to keeping an organized pantry. Clear or open tops are my favorite so you can see what is inside. I love that I always know what I need to add to my grocery list just by a quick peek at what looks like it’s running low.
Next up, labels! Labels are the biggest contributor to keeping a pantry organized. If you don’t label your jars and bins, you have no idea what is in them and even if you can remember, more than likely your family will not. Because of the labels, my kids and my husband know where everything goes and it makes packing lunches, prepping meals and putting groceries away a breeze.
I used this vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (in Grey) and made these labels with my Silhouette CAMEO as well.
I keep all of my glassware that isn’t in our regular rotation or used often up on the top shelf in the pantry. I love having it on display in the pantry but also tucked away where it should be.
I still have a couple things I want to do in here (like build canned food storage but it’s super functional now and I love it! Everything is so accessible and we’ve been using it for a few weeks after the organization and I’m thrilled to report that it has stayed 100% organzied! Absolutely shocking! I’m in love with this tiny little room!
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