Greetings Friends! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Have you ever grown accustomed to an area you use daily, and then suddenly realize it has become a hot mess? Unfortunately, that pretty much summed up the state of my pantry before I gave it a touch of panache...
....and pretty it was not--yikes! Time to get busy!
Of course, everything had to be pulled out. Translation: kitchen was a train wreck for three days! Clutter has a way of creeping in but I was determined to purge and organize and my goal was to use what I already had at home. I realized the cranberry colored shelf paper was too dark for the small space and decided to use oil cloth to line the shelves. I had a 30% off coupon for the local store where I buy it. What a difference, the liner alone made! I also bought several cans of .99 white spray paint--perfect for spraying baskets. Those were the only purchases I made. Snacks, pasta and baking goods were stored in baskets, while the can goods were arranged on the Lazy Susan.
Youngest Daughter and I were texting as I worked so I sent her a photo. Just as I anticipated, her response was "Where is the FOOD?" I had to laugh but honestly, most of what I eat these days goes in the refrigerator. Items that were only used seasonally were moved to a cabinet and others were donated, which left room to store some of my vintage serving dishes.
|Top two shelves|
|Bottom two shelves|
It took awhile, but I am very happy with the results. I would love to hear about your adventures in organization!
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