April 8, 2013

{ New House Tour } Pantry Makeover Before AND After Photos!

Pantry Makeover Before & After Photos www.kevinandamanda.com

I am so sorry I teased you last week with just the before photos of the pantry makeover! :) If you missed part one, our new pantry was originally a laundry room. Here’s what it looked like then — and why we wanted to rip it out and turn it into a pantry! After we moved the laundry room into another room closer to the garage (we were able to reuse the sink and cabinets as well), we wanted to do something special with this newly opened-up space.

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We used HomeAdvisor to help us find a company in our area that specialized in designing and installing closet organizers. HomeAdvisor is a free site to find, rate and review home improvement professionals. HomeAdvisor offered to help us with our pantry project in exchange for sharing our experience with them. After a quick search on the site, we were matched with a local company called Wilson Lumber Co. We went to check them out and were so impressed with how friendly, helpful, and energetic their designer Amy was. She said she could come out the very next day and give us an estimate. She came in and took stock of everything on the baker’s rack we were using as a pantry, took dimensions of the room, and got straight to work. Within two days she sent us three different pantry designs, all along with price quotes and 3D illustrations of the plans.

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Here’s the one we picked… :)

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It’s got adjustable shelves, drawers, baskets, and a rounded corner storage unit right in the middle.

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Amy took note of all the old laundry fixtures and hook-ups and made sure everything was perfectly hidden and tucked away, so there would be no sign this was a former laundry room.

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I love the counter inside the pantry for storing appliances. So nice to just reach in and grab what I need.

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Here’s a fun mouseover image if you’re curious about how everything is organized. :) I can reach everything except the top shelf without the footstool, and everything except the bottom shelf without having to bend down. The “eye level” shelves are what I call prime real estate! ;) I keep things here I use the most.

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Here’s my favorite, favorite feature of the pantry! This is something my dad installed for us. It’s a push button door switch that you can get at Home Depot. It’s installed in the hinge and when the door closes, it pushes a button to turn off the light. When the door opens, the button is released and the light comes on! Love it!! So nice for grabbing things quickly out of the pantry or when your hands are full! :) And if you need to be in the pantry with the door closed, the light switch still works. I wish every room automatically turned the light on when I walked in, lol! :)

You can pick one of these switches up for about $15 at Home Depot, and use HomeAdvisor to find a qualified electrician in your area to install it for you. You can even use HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide to get an idea of what it costs to hire an electrician to install a switch. I love using HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide to get a rough idea of what a home repair or remodel might cost without having someone come into my home and give me an estimate!

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Hello pantry!

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Here’s a close up of the appliance counter in the pantry. I keep my food processor, Yonanas, Blendtec blender, and electric tea kettle here and just pull them out when I need them.

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Above that is a shelf for my favorite sweet foodie friends’ cookbooks. :)

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And up top is our wedding china and crystal.

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A more reasonable human would keep things like onions and potatoes in these baskets, but I have about a thousands bags of chocolate chips in here instead. #sotypical The baskets are also removable, so you could take it out and bring it into the kitchen with you.

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Drawers for linens, towels, and aprons — or anything else I want to keep out of sight. :)

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Deep rounded corner storage — a lazy susan would be perfect in here for even more space, like for spices.

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Here’s a peek at the shelves… :) Flour, sugar, and baking.

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Oil & Vinegar.

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Peanut Butter & Nutella… Yes, I have a shelf completely devoted to peanut butter and Nutella… :) #sendhelp There’s even a little jar of homemade honey roasted peanut butter up there. :) Although it didn’t last much longer after that photo. ;)

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Pasta shelf! I am a fun pasta shape collector. :)

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Rice & grains.

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Canned goods. The shelves are nice and tall, so it’s easy to grab stuff from the back.

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Cake & cupcake decorating.

Spray paint cheap wicker baskets to match any decor.

Remember these baskets from my old laundry room? They were originally a light honey color, but I spray painted them a dark espresso color to match the laundry room in the old house. For the new pantry, I wanted a lighter color again, so I spray painted them this beautiful Nutmeg color from Rust-oleum. Perfect color for a pantry. :)

Dress up a cheap kids footstool with spray paint for a beautiful solution to hard-to-reach kitchen or pantry shelves.

This was originally a bright (read: tacky), multicolored kids footstool I found on clearance at Old Time Pottery. A single coat of black glossy spray paint dressed it right up for the pantry and is the perfect height for reaching items on the top shelf. It will also slide under the bottom shelf for convenient storage.

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Here are a few final before and afters for you :)

It only took the Wilson Lumber guys about 2.5 hours to install these shelves, from start to clean up. When they were gone I would’ve never known they were here — they left no mess, not even dust — except I had gorgeous new shelves! I thought it would take them most of the day, but before I knew it they were knocking on the office door (where I was totally working and so not just playing on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest) saying they were done!

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Here’s one more look at the makeover process, from beginning to end.

If you’re thinking about doing any home repairs, upgrades, or remodels, check out HomeAdvisor to find a trusted professional in your area.

If you’re curious about where anything came from, I’ll add everything I can think of to the source list below. If I missed something you were wondering about, please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the source list! :)

Click Here for our PANTRY DIMENSIONS.

 

{ Source List }

Kitchen Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe
Pantry Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Basket Beige
Rug — Surya Frontier Gray, Amazon.com
Wooden chalkboard boxes — Hobby Lobby
Wicker baskets — Target (2009)
Footstool — Old Time Pottery
China — Bernardaud Galerie Royale
Crystal Stemware — Noritake Vendome Platinum
Plastic storage bins — Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Push Button Door Switch — Home Depot
Pantry Design & Installation — Wilson Lumber Co.

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P.S. I’ll tell you all about that fun stainless steel thing soon!! :)

P.P.S. I will definitely share pictures of the new laundry room too. You might want to subscribe to get all the posts by email so you don’t miss it, just in case! :)

Thanks so much for looking!! xoxo



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~*kristi*~ April 8, 2013 at 1:55 am

Yay!!! I’ve been so anxious to see the after photos, it looks fantastic! It’s pantry heaven :)

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Lori April 8, 2013 at 2:21 am

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the laundry room!

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking April 8, 2013 at 2:28 am

Oh my gosh. You have the best pantry ever. You should see mine. I just throw things in there… all on top of each other and with no organization. It drives my husband crazy. I guess if I had something like this, I’d be forced to be organized because there’s no door and everyone can see. Hmm. I don’t know if I’d like that. ;)

Oh and that switch thing is neat! Thanks for the tip.

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Rebekah April 8, 2013 at 2:40 am

I would KILL for this pantry!!! we are about to close on our first home and I will definitely be using the site you recommended to choose a professional to design my dream pantry:)

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Michelle C. April 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hi Rebekah, we work closely with Home Advisor. We are a National, Full Service Custom Closet Company. Our full service experience provides Measurement and Design services, as well as timely Delivery and Installation of our high grade products. We will create a custom design to fit your needs. Our work includes home office spaces, garages, pantries, mudd rooms, laundry rooms, and walk-in/reach-in closets. Please check us online at http://www.closetorder.com/ to learn more about our company, products and how we work. Hope we can be of service to you or someone you know :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 8, 2013 at 2:50 am

IT’S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amanda, Congrats! Truly, stunningly beautiful, functional, and just everything I personally would ever want in a pantry. My storage space is so cramped I keep chocolate chips in every place I can (I can relate to having tons!) and my stand mixer in my coat closet. It’s such a hodgepodge and your space is going on my dream list. I am sending this post to my husband. I can dream :) Congrats, it’s just so classy, perfect, and amazing!

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Jan N April 8, 2013 at 5:18 am

LOVE! You are so organized! And I like that you use clothespins to securely close an opened bag of noodles! I do too!

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Southern Gal April 8, 2013 at 5:52 am

Beautiful! The light switch in the door frame is something I would love. That shelf with nutella and peanut butter? I would have to put a lock on it and give the key to someone more responsible around that stuff. ;)

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Lori Peuterbaugh April 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

Simply gorgeous & so neat!!! enjoy.,,,

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Sally April 8, 2013 at 6:28 am

OH my – what I wouldn’t give to have that kind of space!!! There’s no room in my kitchen, but I have shelf space in the basement, right at the bottom of the stairs. I do like the idea of the bins to hold canned goods! That would be a great space-saver for me. I’ll have to look for those at BB&B. Thanks for the tip!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh April 8, 2013 at 6:32 am

Don’t think me weird but can I move in to your pantry? I’ll hand you stuff as you need it.

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Boo in MN April 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

LOL @ Anele! :-)

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

Lol, I know what you mean, I kind of want to curl up in there with a book next to all that chocolate! :)

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Debi April 8, 2013 at 6:37 am

Oh My…… I just LOVE that…. I am going to do a little bit of remodeling in my pantry now… what an awesome job you did…

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Traci April 8, 2013 at 6:48 am

So exciting for you! I love how your pantry turned out. I wish I had room in my house for a big pantry, but I’ve only got a closet pantry. Not so great of storage for my chocolate collection. Which, by the way I am TOTALLY glad to hear that someone else has as much chocolate in their food storage as I do. Now I can tell my husband it’s normal.

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Sandy_in_MD April 8, 2013 at 7:05 am

Wow – love it – wonderful to see the idea completed. What a great pantry!

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Marisa April 8, 2013 at 7:05 am

That is an awesome pantry. I know you love it and that push button light switch is awesome too!

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Lori April 8, 2013 at 7:28 am

I love it! So nice and neat and organized! Congrats!

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Jan B April 8, 2013 at 7:51 am

Fantastic!

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Boo in MN April 8, 2013 at 7:55 am

Only in my dreams! Hand me a Kleenex, so I can wipe away the drool!
I have to know what’s in the brown bags though? Will you share?

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

It’s dried herbs and spices from the garden at my old house — bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, etc. I was so sad to leave my herb garden, so I brought a few things with me to hold me over during the winter until I can get one planted here! :)

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Carla April 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I’m soooo jealous!!! I don’t even have a pantry and my laundry room is upstairs!! I want something like this so much!!!! It would make my life so much organized!!

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Michelle W April 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

What a fantastic makeover!! It will sure make grocery shopping easier. I love how each of your small appliances has a spot of its own – no emptying out a cabinet to get to them! Now we all have pantry envy!

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heather d April 8, 2013 at 8:06 am

FABULOUS! I could definitely use a pantry makeover. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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Chere Mortensen April 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

Unless you are a cabinet designer it really helps to hire someone to do the design work for you. They are aware of all the latest and greatest on the market. Your pantry is beautiful. Everything is in site and easy to reach. My big Kitchen Aid mixer is in a bottom cabinet that I have to get on the floor to get it out. Enjoy you new pantry it is beautiful.

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Pamela April 8, 2013 at 8:23 am

Love it!!! One of the most beautiful, FUNCTIONAL pantries I’ve ever seen. Love the appliance nooks.

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Jen April 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

Wow, what a dream! Great job!

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Jan April 8, 2013 at 8:32 am

That is the best organized pantry I have ever seen. Love the corner shelves that hold the big items. Awesome.

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Jenny Flake April 8, 2013 at 8:34 am

Oh girl you have no idea how bad you are making me want to move!! Your posts are so much fun! What you’ve done here is just perfect! It’s gorgeous, I wanna come play in your house!! Xoxo

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife April 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

It is beautiful! Oh my gosh, I have total pantry envy right now!

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Judy April 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

It’s fabulous!!

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Roberta Breuer April 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

Congrats on your new pantry! Your design looks like it utilizes everything perfectly! We recently got a vacation home (soon to be a permanent home) in North Scottsdale, AZ and it has a walk-in pantry that I LOVE!!! My corners are straight shelves and I like your curved corner shelves a lot more – great idea! Your automatic light is a great feature you’ll love (you already know that!). Have you considered using some of your electric appliances in your pantry? You have electricity (so you should have an outlet) in there. It’s just something I do but not many pantrys do not have electricity in them -maybe something for you to consider? I have baskets on my floor under the bottom shelves too! I keep chips and other lightweight items. Enjoy!!!

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

We considered it (I love the idea!), but in the end, I decided I’m just going to have to bring it into the kitchen to wash it, so might as well just use it in the kitchen, lol! :) I have a little baking station in the kitchen with canisters for flour & sugar right next to the KitchenAid mixer with measuring cups and spoons in a drawer right underneath, so I just bring the appliances in there to use. :)

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Becca Dutill April 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

FANTASTIC..!!!
Just love your pantry!
I’m green with envy!
And I need to go bake something sweet and cook a pasta dish!!!
florida hugs,
Becca ;)

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Heather || Heather's Dish April 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

I am IN LOVE with this makeover! Some women dream of huge closets filled with clothes, but this pantry is that for me. LOVE IT!

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Lynne April 8, 2013 at 8:52 am

LOVE the new pantry! I want one now -

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’m seriously drooling Amanda. You have my DREAM pantry. Holy Moly. Can I move in? I’ll keep the pantry nice and tidy! :D It looks great!

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

Yes, please do! Come visit :D

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Lori April 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

OK everyone! Field Trip to Kevin and Amanda’s house!! WOO!! :-)))

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm

We’ll definitely have to come visit next time we’re in your neck of the woods. :D That’d be so fun!

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Tracey A April 8, 2013 at 9:10 am

LOVE IT

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Stacy @ Share&Remember April 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

You are so fortunate! I adore it!

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Rachel G. April 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

It looks amazing! I am neurotic when it comes to cleaning, list-making, organization.. basically just being 100% Type A. Soo this is pretty much a dream scenario to me! I’m not even a homeowner yet and I’m still so jealous of your pantry remodel. Love it!

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TidyMom April 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

Girl, I want to MOVE IN!! I LOOOOOVE this space Amanda!

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Michelle C. April 8, 2013 at 9:32 am

Great design and functional organization! Homeadvisor is excellent. Thanks for sharing your details :)

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Kristen April 8, 2013 at 9:34 am

Oh my goodness, girl… that is amazing! LOVE your new pantry space!

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Cookbook Queen April 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

Most perfect pantry ever!!!

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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig April 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

That is an awesome pantry!!! Just gorgeous!!

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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig April 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

One more thing, what are those clear container drawers your sprinkles are in…are those custom? I love them

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thank you! :) They are the Plastic storage bins from Bed, Bath, and Beyond:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=17445162&RN=204&KSKU=202048&

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Sarah | The Chef Next Door April 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

This is absolutely gorgeous! I need a pantry like this in my life. :)

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Christy Z April 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love your new pantry! So beautiful. I love how you decorated it & love the rug. For some reason, I’ve never thought to put a rug down in our pantry – but I think that’s going to change soon! I also LOVE the baking section. I’ve always struggled how to store cupcake liners. LOVE your idea with the glass jar. Thanks for posting pictures. :) You’ve done an awesome job & I can’t wait to see the laundry room now! :)

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

Thank you! :) I got the cupcake liner in a jar idea originally from TidyMom! :)

http://tidymom.net/2012/im-lovin-it-cupcake-liner-storage

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Becky April 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

Wow…..this is amazing. I love the way you used all your vertical space. This is going to inspire me to re-do my pantry area. Right now I am only using half the space so this could make life so much easier and look good at the same time. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see more of your ideas put into action. You rock. Hugs, Becky

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Cat Yates April 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

Wow! I am slightly envious of your new room. I think I might just come and live in there. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and giving me some new, fresh ideas for my embarrassment of a pantry.

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Katrina April 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

Function meets beauty…so pretty!!!

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Melissa April 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love your pantry, especially the rounded corners. What a fabulous use of space!
My husband and I are in the process of building our dream house and this is exactly the pantry I envision! I will definitely be showing these pictures to our builder.
What size is your pantry? We are working with an 8′x8′ space.

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

Thanks Melissa! It is 5’7″ x 7’9″.

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria April 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

Love the light switch and everything that you guys did! (That’s my favorite pasta, too.)

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Lora April 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

Oh man, I am having some serious pantry envy right now! I love it!! I keep looking at every shelf and thinking “Yep, that’s me. Yep, that’s me.”
I am glad you got your pantry set up and appreciate the tips on Home Advisor!

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Sandy April 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

Your pantry is fantastic! I love that you can see everything and that it’s also so attractive! The storage container for your cans is brilliant – do you mind sharing where you got it? Good job!

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thank you! :) They are the Plastic storage bins from Bed, Bath, and Beyond:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=18206366&RN=204&KSKU=202048&

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Elizabeth April 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

Wow, well done! You have fantastic taste and a great sense of “what you need” as far as storage goes. Sometimes just figuring that out is the hardest part.

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Sandra April 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

This is fantastic! The curved shelving is so beautiful. Automatic light switch. I’m extremely envious.
FrozenFairytale

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Teri April 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

would love to have a pantry and a well organized one like yours-

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Gwen April 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Very nice and great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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Shelly April 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Love it! Can you come over to my house and help me organize/decorate? ;)

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

What a stunning makeover! I love absolutely everything about it and am now dreaming of a room to do that with myself! I think my favorite feature is the lights – wow! Totally genius.

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Ambar April 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I LOVE the transformation! This was a great space for a closet full of yummy surprises:)

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Carol Busse April 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

It looks amazing! May I ask what it costs? I went over to HomeAdvisor to look into a plan for landscaping our home. Thanks for sharing that information. :)

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Wendy Young April 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm

That is absolutely amazing! I don’t think I would ever leave the pantry! Thanks for the motivation :)

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Susan April 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I love it! Thanks for the before & after..Enjoy

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Sonya April 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Just beautiful and so creative! I love “the switch!” I think it’s so amazing to see a room as one thing and then re-purposed as something else. Great job! I’m going to Lowe’s!

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Vivian April 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Congratulations on creating such a beautiful, functional, space efficient and stylish pantry! You really did a lovely job. I installed some similar shelving last year (just a few shelves not a lovely makeover like you did!) but being messier than you, I put some clear shelf liner on the shelf with the oil. That way I can easily swipe with a sponge and if there’s a spill it doesn’t damage the white covering of the shelf. Thank you for sharing your tips, successes and resources!

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Polly April 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I’ve never seen a warm and cozy pantry until yours. Love it and I think it is perfect. I have one question though. What do have in your kitchen cabinets now with all the stuff in your pantry? You are my favorite blogger. Thank you.

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Amanda April 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Thank you Polly! :) We’ve got plates, bowls, cups, mugs, glasses, tupperware, pyrex, pots & pans, pitchers, way too much stuff :)

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Deborah April 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I am so in love with this, and envious of all the space!!

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Kristen April 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

So j-e-a-l-o-u-s! Totally green with envy! LOL It’s awesome! What an fantastic pantry – it’s such a great use of space! I have been reading your blog since your earlier days and I am just thrilled at all the wonderful things that have happened in your life because of it! Enjoy it, and keep posting recipes! I’m going to make the sausage and tortellini tonight for dinner! :)

Kristen
Long Island, NY :)

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Susan H. April 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I love it and am so jealous. Wish I had somewhere to have a space like this. If only I could figure out how to do away with the need for a laundry room.

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Elizabeth April 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

This is beautiful, you are making me jealous! :) Enjoy your new pantry!!

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Katie April 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I am DROOLING over this room! It’s amazing! JEALOUS!!!!

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Mommypage April 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Wow, your house looks so perfectly organized! I bet you are even more excited to cook now that everything is laid out so well.

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M.C.@ ThousandStoryKitchen April 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I’m SO stinkin’ jealous!!! Holy cow- I’m also drooling a tid bit over you china collection. wow. just wow. I definitely NEED the automatic light switch in mine! I leave the light on all the time because I’m always leaving with my hands full.

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Jenny April 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

OH MY WORD! That is one amazing pantry!!! It turned out beautifully!

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Sara April 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

That is one amazing space! We don’t have a pantry here at my home! I would love one…I guess I’ll have to wait until I get to buy my own place!;)
I noticed your peanut butter and Nutella shelf! D you have Trader Joes Cookie Butter on there? I love that stuff! What other PB jars of love do you have? I would love to try some new ones!
Can’t wait to see the rest of your rooms!

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Tammy April 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Amanda,
Your pantry is AMAZING……let me just say it one more time AMAZING!!!! I love everything about it. Thank you for opening your new home to us and taking us on this wonderful new decorating adventure. I am so excited to see more of your new home!! Many congrats!!!

Love and hugs from Charleston, SC :-)

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sandy morris April 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

what an awesome transformation. You and your newest best friends thought of everything.

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Jen April 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Love it! I’d also like to know what it would have cost. And can’t wait to see the new laundry room!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Can I move in with you? I kind of want to live in there, I promise I won’t take up much space.;-)

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Maggie April 9, 2013 at 12:36 am

Such a beautiful pantry!! you have a gift for organization :) I love the idea of the painting old baskets and the stepstool…! All those bags of chocolate chips kill me lol…I hoard chips of all kinds too, never know which one I’ll need when I feel like baking something !

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rebecca April 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

Your pantry looks fantastic and I confess I’m just a little bit envious. :) I sorta wish I had built on a pantry when we added a kitchen.

I spied all the spreads that you have- I want to recommend to you the crunchy Biscoff, if you haven’t already tried it. They have crunchy cookie bits in it and it’s absolutely wonderful! Of course, you might be a creamy kinda gal, so it might not be your thing. I love the textural contrasts.

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Norma in NC April 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

Absolutely gorgeous! On the PB and Nutella shelf…I noticed the Pampered Chef glass. I love those and use them for everything.

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Michelle P April 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

Love Love Love !!!!!!

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Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence April 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Awesome!! Great job on the remodel. I am so jealous right now.

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Lynn April 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

WOW Amanda!!! That looks awesome!! I am green with envy!!

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Marie April 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Come help me with my pantry then u can help me with my whole house!!!!

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Marie April 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Come help me with my pantry then u can help me with my whole house!!!!

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Lisa April 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

This is the most amazing pantry I’ve ever seen! I want one! :) Simply beautiful.

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Melissa April 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

This is the most beautiful pantry i have ever seen! It’s a dream!!! I am seriously about to pin it on my pinterest…hopefully pinterest will still be around when i get my own pantry! HAHA!

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Beja April 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Can I give you a BIGGGGG thank you because finally we have a pantry with REAL stuff in it. I stage homes for sellers, but I also am a blogger, and my biggest peeve is when I see a pantry makeover with all of the cans and boxes removed. I mean really, do you honestly remove your pasta and put it in a sweet little jar every time? NO! Not in a real home. Model homes do that because they’re staging. Thank you for showing beauty that is REAL and sustainable!

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Amanda April 9, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Lol! I love your comment, Beja!! :) I honestly thought the same thing before publishing this post. With all the fantasy Pinterest homes and pantries I was a little intimidated to post pictures of my very real, functioning pantry, lol! :) Thank you!

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Maria April 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

Next time you come visit I am putting you to work! You need to organize my life:) Love it!

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Cookin Canuck April 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

Whoa! What a fantastic pantry, Amanda. You put such great thought into how to place the all of your food and appliances. I think I could spend all day in there!

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Angela April 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I need a mop for my puddle of drool! BEAUTIFUL. I love how the bottom shelves are off the floor-so easy to sweep and mop under there. I absolutely HATE when I have to get something off the bottom shelf at the grocery store and I feel like everyone’s feet have been kicking up dust on everything. So gross. Love reading your decorating posts. Thanks for sharing.

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Simple Works April 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm

This is so amazing and inspiring. The entire makeover looks great! I love the text on the image to label where the different pantry items belong.

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking April 11, 2013 at 12:25 am

I have a serious pantry envy right now! It’s GORGEOUS Amanda! Everything I need a want in a pantry yours has and even more!
Thanks for sharing the before and after photos and thank you for the lovely comment left on my guest post on Sommer’s blog

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Sew Create It - Jane April 11, 2013 at 5:11 am

What a transformation! I love the use of space and that curved corner unit is perfect! What a great idea!!

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Carla @ Carlas Confections April 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

I want to come move into your pantry. I hope that’s ok ;)

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Lara April 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hey Amanda … What do i have start the bidding at to get you to come out and help me with my pantry?! Name your price, and bring one of the baskets full of chocolate, and let’s get started! :)

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Lori April 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

Random question (although I do LOVE the pantry!)…what did you think about the “Flat Belly Diet” book? Please feel free to email me if you don’t want to post your opinion on the blog. I’m considering purchasing the book (and I don’t actually think I will have a flat belly like I did in my 20′s), but anything is better than this!

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Amy Hardy April 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

Wow! Thank you Amanda and Kevin for allowing Wilson Lumber and myself into your home. I am so pleased to be able to help you create a new and fun space. Your a talented baker and for me to help you in organizing your items was a pleasure. I can’t wait to see your Laundry room when it’s done.

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Beth April 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

The pantry looks great! Love that you have handy storage for your crockpot etc.! Love that everything has a “place”! I think I focused on the World Market Banana Chocolate shelf a little too long! That looks SOO good!

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Margo April 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

It’s beautiful! But, is all that food really just for two people…holy cow!

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Angie April 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

It’s so cute and pretty! I love it!

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Ande B. April 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

A M A Z I N G! I think my eyes glazed over when I was looking at all the pictures. How did you do the fabulous mouse over image thingy?

Happy Weekend!

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