Hi Friends! I have a fun Pantry Tour to share with you today! If you want to see a detailed post with all the sources for the products we used to build it, you can go HERE.
If you want to see just how bad this space was before we ripped out the floor, the molding, scrapped the ceiling (the list goes on and no) and added a wall, check out this post HERE (it’s the space next to the laundry room)
I’ve wanted a walk in butler’s pantry for all my ingredients for years. When we decided to take down the upper cabinets in our kitchen, I knew that I didn’t want to add new ones. I wanted a walk in pantry to replace that storage. If you go past the kitchen into the back of the house, there was a weird bump in space next to the laundry room. Insert perfect the place for our new pantry.
Silas built a wall & door casings around the space to frame in the pantry. We kept the door off of it. I knew this was going to be a controversial decision, because most people don’t want their pantry out in the open. But I had a vision of what it would look like, and knew it would be a super cool focal point.
I wanted some super heavy duty shelving, and knew from the start that I wanted to use Crate & Pallet brackets. They are sold at the Home Depot, and one thing I love about them is that they are forged steel, and give off a super sleek, modern farmhouse vibe. We used the 12″ ones for the back shelf and the 10″ ones for the side shelves.
When using 1″ lumber shelves they recommend the spacing be 24″ – 28″ max between two brackets. But since we used 2″ thick lumber, we only had to use two brackets per shelf, spacing them about about 48 in” a part. They also reccomend using #10 screws for installation.
Want to know a super cool fact:
A pair of these brackets could hold a 200 lb. man. So these babies aren’t going anywhere.
We eat mostly meals cooked from scratch, and I LOVE baking. So it’s awesome to have shelves stocked top to bottom with all my ingredients.
One super practical pantry organization tip is that when I’m running low on something, it’s never been easier to eyeball my stash (or snap a photo of it) and make a grocery list. Everything is out in the open, so I have a much easier time remembering what I need to shop for.
The shelves go all the way up to the ceiling, and I didn’t want to always be grabbing a chair everytime I needed a boost… so I used some of the left over shelving boards from the pantry and made a little step stool. This baby allows me to touch the ceiling when I’m on the second step.
I seriously thought I was going to run out of space on these shelves with all of our food. But you guys, this room is MASSIVE. You know that scene in Beauty and the Beast where Belle is swinging around on a ladder in the library….? Yeah, that’s basically how I feel about this space. It’s so big & I ended up being able to add some dishes & pretty things in there too.
The new wall between our laundry room and this pantry was the perfect place for my Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly series in my shop at House Hathaway.
You can get your hands on this set HERE.
This wooden box on the shelf is where I keep all our small items: hot sauce, peanut butter, cake mixes, yah know, all the good stuff? I also have some canned goods in there too.
My spices are right next to my stack of plates. Each lid has a little chalkboard top, and I wrote the name of each spice with a white marker on top.
For the most part, everything in the jars are ingredients we use on a daily basis. The jars with the white lids are ones from Amazon (see the bottom of the post for source links), and the tall jars to the left are the Korken Ikea Jars (see list at bottom of post for source links)
This sweet little Rifle Paper recipe box was a purchase I made several month’s back. I’ve had recipe cards floating around everywhere in my last two houses, and I wanted to also stop loading and searching my pinterest boards for the recipes I had saved.
And now let me talk about the crates. These babies are also from Crate & Pallet (you can get your hands on them at Home Depot) They came in raw wood, so I was able to stain, paint, wax & seal them to fit the exact look I wanted in my pantry. Isn’t that neat? They are super light weight, but very sturdy. I like to store our bread, chips, and snack foods in these big ones on the bottom shelf.
Well, that’s it for now. Below are some of the sources for the products I used in this space.
CRATES & BRACKETS:
PRODUCTS USED FOR PANTRY ORGANIZATION:
MOST REQUESTED HOME SOURCES: