My New Kitchen Pantry

When we originally built this house we placed a coat closet in the small hallway off the kitchen.  We have a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets so I didn't really need a pantry.  Then I got into baking, I mean really got into baking as in all those must have and really want baking paraphernalia.   With my cabinets filled I needed to turn the coat closet into a pantry. 

We picked up a stackable thingamajig at Lowes which gave me more room even if many of the products sat precariously atop one another just waiting for a messy mishap. 

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It was time to make a plan!   

I had some paint leftover from my office redo which was a light color so I decided to paint the inside of the closet the night before Doug was going to cut and install the shelves.  I don't think it had been painted since we built the house so you can imagine the dingy marked up white it was.  A typical man, Doug questioned why I had bothered since it was just a closet?  Not even going there!

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The next day he cut the shelves and supports which I also painted.  Once they had dried installing them in the closet was quick and easy.  He made the braces long enough so I can always make the shelves deeper in the future if I find I need it.

I decided not to waste any paint on the door because I'm going to replace it at a later date with a more stylish paneled door to match all the other doors already replaced.  

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Just look at how much more space I have with no worries of something toppling over to create a mess.  I love my new pantry! Thanks Doug - you rock in my book!

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How about you? Doing any simple renovations in your kitchen?