Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Pantry and a Purchase

We'll start with the purchase since that's the most fun! I have been trying to rein in my online shopping (if only it weren't so darn fun to receive packages in the mail!) but I had to make an exception for this great find. My new Nest banner from House of Whimsy on Etsy. You can find her store HERE .

She has a super cute blog as well! I love the tiny crowns on the birds, very whimsical which is just what you expect from a blog of this name. I'm a sucker for anything with birds...add some glitter and the word "nest" and I'm done for.

http://thehouseofwhimsy.blogspot.com/



This week I worked on our pantry. It was a mess and needed some attention. First, the scary Before shot:


I emptied it all out and rehomed some items that didn't need to be in there. Who needs 6 phone books anyway?!



After a fresh coat of paint....ahhhh......



While that was drying I got to work on the shelves. I found small pieces of decorative trim at Michaels, and used a coupon of course! Wood glue was all it took to put these on. Just hold in place with tape and they dry pretty quickly!




And here it is all organized and pretty. Hopefully it stays this way for a while at least! I used large baskets on the bottom and lots of containers for cereal, cookies, sugar, etc. Not only will they keep the food fresher but they look cute too!




The glass containers were on clearance at Christmas Tree Shops and the new scalloped trim makes me smile when I open the door now.





I added some toile wallpaper to the shelves that I had lying around the basement.





The silver planters from the dollar store hold the little items like sweetener packets and Kool Aid. I just used scrapbooking stickers to label the contents. Another option for this would be a little chalkboard paint which would be super cute as well!





It feels good for everything to be in its proper place. Now the tricky part will be to keep it this way for any length of time!

43 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Pretty hutch!

Great job with the pantry. It's a daily battle for me or else it gets completely out of control!

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle this is all precious! Wonderful job on the pantry. The toile paper and the scalloping just makes it so special.

Your new NEST sign is the cutest lil' thing ever! I must pay her a visit as well. ~Adorable. :)

Anna said...

your pantry looks great. I love all the containers you've used, the white paint, wood trim and wallpaper looks good too

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

First off, how kind of you to post about the nest garland. It looks so precious right where you put it. I'm SO glad it arrived safe and sound. : )
Next, thanks for the before and after pics of your pantry. I always appreciate someone who can "keep it real" for the rest of us. The 'after' is the envy of the whole neighborhood, I'm sure. And the adorable touches with the trim from Michael's...wouldn't expect anything less From House to Home!
Thanks again Michelle.
M.L.

Theresa said...

Love the banner and you created a beautiful pantry! Love the glass cannisters and they look gorgeous! Have a blessed day!

Astrid said...

Your hutch is just lovely!

Your pantry is just WOW! I do clean mine out and reorganize it from time to time but I promise that I've never thought to make it look pretty! LOL!

Eileen said...

Great job on the pantry! Great 'before and after'! You did an amazing job! Don't you feel like leaving the door open all the time now?!

I love your new purchase too! And you found the perfect home for it on your hutch!

sally from the valley said...

michelle,

thank you for your real-to-life tour of your adorable home. it's one thing to visit someone's home via a blog...but yet another to actually be physically inside the home. i feel so fortunate to live so close to you! i look forward to getting to knowing you better & many more treasure hunting trips together.

Kelli said...

I love the banner! I know you feel great each time the pantry door is opened!!

Darlene said...

Your pantry looks amazing!!! Heck you probably just want to keep the door open all the time now....lol

I LOVE that banner. I kept looking at it. I love Mary Lou's things and have bought several items from her myself.

june@craftyniche said...

Your hutch and new pantry is awesome! Great job!

E said...

Great job! I have the same pantry... well at least as the one in the before picture...I may be using some of you fabulous ideas!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Great job on the pantry! I did ours a while back and it was so much fun. I love your Hutch and have been working on hubby trying to get one. Cute banner too!

marty39 said...

Your new sign is so cute. Love the birds. Your pantry turned out gorgeous. Doesn't it make you feel wonderful to have it all clean, fresh and organized. Love it. Hugs, Marty

- Sarah :-) said...

It looks amazing. I wish I had a pantry so I could make it look this good. Seriously - Looove it!

Tara said...

Love it!!! the paint color, the toile paper on the shelves, the organization, it is all perfect! and the nest banner...CUTE!!! enjoy your weekend~

Katherine said...

I did something similar ... well, I cleaned mine out and tried using the clear plastic containers for my dry goods, anyway. Surprisingly, we've been able to keep it organized for months now! I'm so pleased! http://katandgray.blogspot.com/2009/03/organizing-in-pantry.html

Sugar Mommy said...

oh, the pantry! Mine needs serious attention...

wanna come over? hee, hee!

Finding Home said...

This is one of the cutest pantry makeovers I've ever seen! I am such a sucker for scalloped trim. In fact, I was looking at that very trim last week at Michaels wondering what I could do with it. Your pantry looks perfect. I think I'm going to go look at it again!

Dawn said...

That banner is just too cute!!! I love it!

Can you come and organize my pantry now? LOL!

Olive Rue said...

You did an amazing job reorg'ing the pantry. I wish I would get that motivated.

Amber said...

Awesome improvement! I love the details - the decorative trim, the shelf liner, the glass jars.

Nancy said...

Wow, great job on the pantry! Everything is in its place now and all the containers are so cute!

Hey, I talked my hubby into painting our living and dining room. I think we're gonna go with the color you used for your living room! He liked that best. We probably won't start til fall, but I'm excited!

Nancy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love love love the banner and the pantry looks so good, the trim and wallpaper look super cute, I was just at JoAnn fabrics buying trim for a cabinet that I want to redo(; Have a great weekend!
Hugs~Kelly

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

That nest banner is soooo cute! I've been trying not to spend any money right now, but you're making it difficult ;)

The pantry looks great! I love the trim and the toile. I need to get to work on the inside of mine.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your hutch... just sayin' LOL

rue

Sheryl said...

LOVE the decorative trim! I recently started painting my pantry shelves (still have to remove contact paper from 2 of them) and the trim would add the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing!

Sarah said...

Looks great Michelle!! My pantry is due for an overhaul soon too. It is in bad shape!

a little bit vintage said...

Love your pantry make over! Mine is MUCH over due...you have inspired me to get off my tush and actually attempt it! :)

Rachel

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your pantry is definitely drool-worthy! I love it.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! This looks great Michelle...I love the wood trim and the toile wall paper just dolled it all up...now girl I love that banner I might have to check this one out ha ha!! just what I need one more thing to find a home for here...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Brenda said...

Now when would you like to be penciled in to decorate my horrid pantry? Any day would be fine! Oh, I do enjoy when the mail comes and I get a package. Hard to rein myself in also!
Brenda

Wendy said...

That turned out great! I wonder if I could convince DH that ours needs a fresh coat...

The trim looks awesome and so does the paper!

(I hate phonebooks!)

beth said...

Your pantry looks great, and your purchase is so cute. Doesn't it feel good to have things organized? Enjoy your weekend! :)

Sue said...

I can keep our pantries neat and tidy... It's the husband and son who put things back willy-nilly. I have an area for everything in those two pantries, and when I see something out of place, I go a little nutty..... and yell.... and leave notes.... LOL
It stays organized for a couple of months, and then I have to do it again..... AAAAGGGHHHH.....
:-) Sue

Jill said...

The toile wallpaper is the PERFECT finishing touch! Love it!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Your pantry looks great! Love that scalloped trim on the edge of the shelves.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

That before shot is exactly what my pantry looks like now. You've inspired me to organize it. Great job! The hutch is gorgeous and I love the banner. -Jackie

Lee Laurie said...

WOW! Your pantry looks so great! I need to get busy on mine! I love the trim and the wallpaper! Perfect! Your hutch is beautiful too! I love your blog! So motivating to me!

aprilfoolwed said...

It's beautiful! You are so creative! Can you please have an Open House and let me see your home! LOL

Blessed Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the scalloped trim in your pantry! Isn't it funny how little changes in a small space can just make your day? I am redoing my laundry room & my family thinks I am crazy, but it is like a little piece of heaven. I will post pics on my blog soon. I'm going to have to borrow your idea for the trim & the cute wallpaper on the shelves for my own pantry. It definitely needs an update.

Farmgirl Paints said...

That pantry is so nice...wow! Love all the glass jars and the trim on the shelves. Really pretty:)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for posting pics of your pantry!!! It's very inspirational for my pantry in our house we're building. :) Love your blog too!!

Room to Inspire said...

Ah the pantry looks great...I am so inspired! I just kept looking at the before and after photos!

Chelsea