Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Organized Pantry Redo Reveal with Chevron Wall & Knock-Off Ballard Tins


 ***Update: The vinyl wall decal and pet food bin labels shown in this post are now available in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104637795/vinyl-wall-decal-kitchen-pantry


Earlier, I shared with you phase one of our pantry expansion project. This would have been an easy completion if we hadn't started it in the middle of another reno we already had going on (post/pics to come). It all began with having to knock a hole in the back of the pantry to find a where a pipe led. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise due to the pipe having nails punched through it (courtesy of our builder) that may have eventually caused a leak.

So, if you remember, this is what our pantry looked like BEFORE:





Basically a closet with that lovely white coated wire shelving that typical pantry items liked to fall over or through. Not to mention, clearly not enough storage space for a coupon lovin'/stockpilin' girl like myself!

Once we found this hidden space behind the wall, we knew what we had to do.


Luckily, I have a stepdad who is an amazing carpenter and offered to not only build out this pantry but also add wooden shelving while he was at it. I decided I could handle the mudding and sanding of the sheetrock on my own after a lesson from my mom. I cannot believe she used to do this as a job so many years ago! Let's just say drywall and I are not friends. In fact, we hate each other. Drywall took me for all I was worth. It beat me down. It took a landslide victory in its attack against my skin, eyes, nails, and lungs. Trust me when I tell you, while I am a DIY'er at heart, I plan to leave the drywalling to the experts from now on. Nuff said.


So, here's a look at our new space after the first of the painting was complete.  The color is camouflage by Benjamin Moore, which my son loves.









Tired of living with all the food in boxes, my husband was ready to fill the pantry right on up before the paint even had a chance to dry.



But of course, I wasn't done. I had an idea of what I wanted to do. And I wasn't going to be happy until I did it. Ridiculous or not, it had to be done.

Let's get started.


First, I taped off my pattern and began painting.


For the alternate color, I used the next shade down on the paint swatch, called Old Prairie.


Yes, I do realize I've lost my mind. At least, I realized it about halfway up the wall. Notice I only did the pattern on one wall.  Not exactly an easy pattern to tape!  To make matters worse, my husband calls this a Charlie Brown wall. He has been whistling the Charlie Brown tune all week!

Then, while the paint was drying, I designed and cut some wall art with the Cricut.


Then, using some heirloom white paint I had lying around, I sprayed down these containers I picked up at Goodwill.




(And while I'm at it, also some candlesticks too!)


Then I scrubbed down some glassware and other containers I got there as well. (I didn't end up using all of these.)



With me so far? Tape, paint, goodwill finds...


Add some glass canisters I got at the dollar store.


Then, I made some labels with the Cricut for all my containers.  Sorry, no pics of this.  I gotta get this project done or my family's gonna disown me.

Now, to put it all back in place. (This was sure a lot of work!)


So......



Without further ado,



Are you ready?



Here is the final result. No judgin' on the drywall job. It's a pantry. It's good enough. K? 












 The Goodwill containers were a whopping $1.00 altogether!

The tall glass canisters I picked up for $3 a piece. The other smaller glass jars were around $1 a piece.



The wall art was free, as I already had the vinyl.










The dog food tins are a Ballard knock-off. Here is their version:

Pet Food Canisters
They wanted 50 bucks a piece for them. I think not!  I like them better with black lids.






Finally, the warehouse pendant light is from Home Depot. It was on sale for $29!










I absolutely love having everything organized
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79 comments:

Peanut, Butter and Jan said...

See this is why I love computers. Here I am stuck at home with two sick kids (yes, again), and yet I can still see your new pantry!!! It's AMAZING!!! I know you're just thrilled when you go to make meals. Congratulations on completing this! I know all the stress of having things out of place was worth it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Amy, what an amazing makeover!!! I love the chevron stripes, and your artwork is fab too. :) Did you have to do anything to the inside of the spray painted canisters to make them food-safe, or did it not matter since the paint was on the outside? I'd love to try this!

Thanks for linking up with me. :)

Amy@ Just Pleased as Punch said...

Hi Amanda, thanks for the comment! I should clarify that the only containers that were spray painted and house "people food" are the flour ones. I kept the flour in bags inside the containers. I figured it was more airtight this way.

Nicole said...

That is one classy pantry! Behold the power of the Cricut!!!

David D. said...

3 cheers for bulls eye BBQ sauce.

Now you need those blue LCD lights under each shelf for accent lighting.....and spinning rims! Got to have gold spinning rims.

Holly said...

Okay, first of all, I can't believe there was all the wasted space behind your pantry! Second of all, awesome transformation! I think I'm a little jealous ;)
I've always loved those pet food tins. You did a great job on them. Thanks so much for joining my party!

Connie said...

Fabulous pantry, so organized and very stylish at that. I love the lettering just inside the door, what a pleasant surprise to add to a pantry. Love it.

Stopping by from the Crafty Cutter Party.

Julie @ Creating This Life said...

That is just a crazy awesome transformation. I came to see the dog food tins but I LOVE the whole thing. Excellent job!

Jennifer said...

WOW, you did a fantastic job! I live the design and letters on the wall, the light, all the jars, canisters, tins, all of it! Way to go! Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring.
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Mel said...

What an amazing transformation. I love the Charlie Brown pattern, the space you have created as well as the clever and decorative storage ideas. I hope you have given yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

modern jane said...

It's my first time visiting your blog and I love this project! Lots of work for a little room but worth it! :)

Lucy Designs said...

looks beautiful, I love it!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Looks great! You've inspired me!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that is so, so pretty! you did such a great job. I organized our pantry, but I didn't make it pretty, and now I want to go and make it look cuter! :-)

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that looks fantastic! i love your "charlie brown" wall, and those old popcorn canisters! i wish i hadn't thrown mine out, this is super smart! thanks for the idea on using them, they look just like the pb ones. amazing!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

The entire make over is just amazing! Fabulous job! I am amazed at how you transformed the popcorn containers to dog food containers. I would have never thought of it! Glad I saw it :o)

Lisa said...

Your Charlie Brown wall is the absolute best part of this awesome space! And your vinyl also - I love it!

Condo Blues said...

I love the containers - especially the price. I wish my pantry was big enough to decant everything!

Melanie said...

It looks amazing. I am a sucker for organizing and yours is fabulous!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for linking this up to WBR, Amy. You really did inspire me spray paint my own big canisters!!!

Stephanie said...

I did a pantry re-do organization last summer, and I am still in awe of how it looks (although my family doesn't always keep it that way) Your chevron wall is to die for and I love your vinyl art. I did a similar art piece on my pantry too! http://www.cre8tivedesignsinc.com/2010/09/pantry-revived/

Rebecca said...

Fabulous! I have some labels waiting for containers and always forget about GoodWill. The Ballard knock offs are great! I have some old popcorn tins I could use for my dogs' food and it would look much nicer than the bag sitting in the kitchen.

Leah said...

Gorgeous! Makes me wish for a walk in pantry more than you can know!!! Visiting from Serenity Now.

Brandi said...

Oh em gee! Your pantry is fabulous! I love it! Like super amazing! love the chevron pattern on the walls. Your containers look awesome!

nila1920 said...

wow this is wonderful inspiration! very creative in being frugal and fabulous!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

GREAT job! :)

Mary Joy said...

Oh wow! Your pantry is amazing!!!! How pretty and functional!!! I love your artwork too.

What a great blessing to find that space behind your closet and to have family members who were skilled and ready to help! Yay!

visiting from Amanda's party!

Mary Joy

Michelle said...

I so love the jars! My hubby thinks I'm nuts for picking them up everytime I find a good deal on them, but I use each and every one.

btw, I like them better with black lids too

Audrey @ Foreclosed to Fabulous said...

I found you through Tatertots and Jello. This is an AMAZING transformation! My husband and I have been drywalling our kitchen remodel and I feel your pain with the whole process. Especially the sanding, but your drywall looks beautiful and LOVE everything about your new pantry! Just thought I would say Hello! :-)Audrey

Create It Fabulous said...

Lovely pantry! Such inspiration! Hubby and I are in the process of purchasing our first home. It has a nice size walk in panty that I can't wait to make pretty! Kinda of silly now that I said it lol.

Angie
http://create-it-fab.blogspot.com/

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

I love your pantry! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party. I'm featuring you, please stop by and pick up an "I was featured" button if you'd like.

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PS: I'm your newest follower! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Featured your pantry today. :) I hope to have an "I've Been Featured" button soon!

Yvonne said...

On my goodness...I love this so much! I especially love the wall art! Your idea for painting the canisters is exactly what I need to do to get my dog food storage in order.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I am blown away with envy!!!! Gorgeous. Wonderful use of space, the chevron is dreamy and all of your labeling and canisters are great. WOW!!!

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

Love it! I have pantry envy!

missyg said...

Visiting through Tatertots and Jell-o.
Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love what you did with the cans and glass containers. I now have a new project. :)

Autum said...

I would be pleased as punch too! It's beautiful!! Great job on the stripes.
I can relate to your craziness. I'm in the middle of my own pantry make-over. I wanted a quatrefoil design, like Shelly's at House of Smiths. I got about halfway trough doing it in vinyl and decided to stencil instead. My family thinks I've lost my mind to put so much time into a tiny closet. Mine is about the size yours was before.

3krazychics said...

I love it! Especially all the sweet canisters! Hope to someday get my panty looking fab. Been wanting to do the canister thing for awhile. Just need a quick swift kick in the butt!

Coastal.Creations said...

I just revamped my pantry this last summer when my husband was on a fire! Great Idea with the old tin tubs and can for the cat food and stuff! I love that! Great post...I have a silhouette and I am excited to start doing vinyl on it. :) I am becoming a follower of you blog. :) Here is my blog if you want to take a look and become a follower. I just had a baby so i haven't been doing much but here it is.

http://raedesantislove.blogspot.com/

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Very cute!!

Megan said...

this looks too pretty to be a pantry! amazing.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Vivienne said...

Holy drywall dust!!! I hear ya loud and clear on the relationship with drywall, but you have to feel that the end result was so worth it, right? Your pantry looks better than most whole kitchens! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I love the neutral chevron wall! I have been eyeing the dog food tins in the Ballard catalogs but there was no way I was about fork over that much cash! Love it all!!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I will be featuring this fantastic project on my blog tomorrow! I hope it brings you some new visitors!

Paula Montalvo said...

Such Divine inspiration for the tin canisters that we all have gotten over the years, and have no idea what to do with!!! I see these at the thrift stores all the time. You have inspired me to do something similar! Thank you so much for posting this idea. Blessings <3 Paula

Courtney said...

Hi! Found you at a Thoughtful Place. Love the chevron stripes and all the containers and canisters! And I'm so inspired that you didn't have to spend hundreds of dollars on them--maybe I will actually re-do my pantry now!! Great post!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Visiting from A Thoughtful Place and this completely knocked my socks off! I'm such a sucker for cheveron stripes, but this wall is to. die. for. You are one talented lady, that is fo' so'! (c:

Christine Edwards said...

Just saw this on Tip Junkie...nice job! My pantry can use some oomph, and you've given some great inspiration. The wall art and your containers look fab!

shirley said...

Saw this on Tip Junkie. It looks fabulous!! I love the idea of using tins from GW. No more ugly plastic tote for my puppy's chow!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Color me jealous!! Fabulous!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!

Margot said...

I love your pantry!! So jealous!!! Did you create an svg for the vinyl? I would love a copy if it is available. I have an incredibly small pantry, but this would look so cool on the inside of the door. Amazing job!!! Truly!
margotscraps@hotmail.com

bethany said...

I absolutely love the pantry and the tins you painted! I wanted to recreate them for my kitchen - but I can't figure out how you got the lettering on the dog food cans - any chance you could fill me in?? Thanks!

Mottie said...

Hi what color did u paint the dog tins? Loveeeeeeee the new pantry.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Amy, for the idea!! Greg will be working on doing this to our pantry over the winter!!

Jeana (behind Adrienne's [former] home)

TheDomesticatedBee said...

Love your pantry ! Very creative. I can't wait to do mine !

Gail said...

Woman after my own heart - organization and beauty at the same time.
Already, I buy canister sets at GW and store rice, beans, cereal, etc in them. But I'm going to hunt for large tins for dog food etc and copy your idea (paint and cricut words on the tins)
Your pantry is pretty and tidy.

Stephanie Saunders said...

Okay- quick question! I'm building a house, and for the plans, the only place we can put a pantry is under the stairs. I've been scouring the internet for ideas on a pantry under the stairs, and alas- I stumbled upon yours. Is there any way you would mind taking a picture of it from further away? I'm trying to figure out where your door is compared to the staircase to see if we could do that. I know you have NO idea who I am, and I'm sure you're totally busy, but I LOVE your pantry. My email is stephaniemsaunders {at}gmail{dot}com

thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Love reading your post!! You're very creative (and funny). Good job! Love the pantry. You inspired me to redo my pantry.

A Touch of Country said...

way to go! I can't believe you found all that extra room hiding back there!

I have always loved those ballard dog good tins and I just might have to make one after seeing yours!

Thanks for the inspiration and happy organizing!

Hugs,
Natalie

Amanda said...

We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
http://www.copycatcrafts.com/ballard-inspired-pet-food-tins/

We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

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Natalie said...

I love this pantry.. Do you happen to know how deep it is? I'm wondering if I could convert what we have into a walk in?

Holly said...

Here did you get the tins for the dog food?

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Cait Geddes said...

Your pantry would inspire me to cook a whole lot more!!!!!

I am swiping the "Dog Food" DIY tins. I was actually considering buying the expensive ones. What was I thinking! Yours are way better! Maybe you should sell them for $50 a piece!! LOL

Great POst.

toyboxplayground said...

What did you use for the lettering on the dog food canisters? I LOVE this and since my kids have been begging for a pet, a stylish way to "hide" their food bags would be awesome!

Amy@ Just Pleased as Punch said...

I used my Cricut to embellish the dog food tins. I have Sure Cuts a Lot, so you can use any fonts you find online.

Barbara Bonet said...

Your still able to use SCAL?! I wish I would have known cause I just upgraded my cricut software just to use their craft room application on my mac. :(

Kimberly said...

I own a cricut and am looking into making some designs and signs for my house. I looked into SCAL and it says it is not compatible with a cricut. Any suggestions on what u can do would greatly appreciated!

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That's fabulous! I love the paint job! It's great that you found extra space....I wish we could LOL