Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pantry Makeover

A few weeks ago, will cruising through "Blogland", I was stopped in my tracks by the gorgeous pantry redo over at House of Smiths.  Shelley has absolutely phenomenal taste, and I love anything she does, but this pantry redo blew me away!  

I went and took a look at my pantry...

Just keeping it real here folks! Well... here it is in all its unorganized, messy horribleness.  My oldest princess who is home from college this summer saw me taking this picture, and the convo went like this...

"Please tell me that is not going on the internet."  
"Of course, it is baby, I'm a DIY/decorating blogger, and I have to keep it real."  
"Have you no shame?"
"Yes, I wear the pantry 'cone of shame'."

I know, I's downright awful.  Now you know why my family sometimes laughs when I go to organize and design for others!  This pantry is by far the most disorganized, messiest zone in our house.  Now it's not nasty, just a jumbled mess and catch-all.  I do have something to say in my defense... Our house is on a crawlspace = no basement, and we converted our attached garage to 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, so that leave one small outdoor shed for total storage for a family of six!  But, despite that, I have to get this space under control. It makes me break out in hives just to find a ziploc bag!  

First thing to do?  Empty it.  Oh. My. Word.  There was a village of pygmies and a litter of chinchillas in there... it was awful.  I made 874 trips out of there, BUT...

Yipee!  There it is, all empty and scrubbed down, and a clean slate for designing!  
My little heart was broken when I realize a  painting and stenciling project like Shelley did wasn't very practical.  As a matter a fact, it seemed a completely overwhelming tasks to remove all of those many, many screws & brackets that hold up wire shelving...not nearly as easy to paint as wooded ones.   Well, I made a decision and moved on with a plan.  I'm still adding a couple of final touches, but I'll post the end results very soon.  My one going to Target or Ikea and spending a lot of money on containers.  I wanted to make it nice using the things I already had.  
Stay tuned... I can't wait to show you the reveal!

Keep Shining, 

The Woo-Hoo Gal

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


Anne Payne said...

I can't wait to see the re-do! Talk about small space...I live in SMALL!!! We had six in here at once and I thought it would just get better as they left, but NOOOOO...we have even more junk now! Of course, my excuse is that every, and I do mean every, room in our house is under remodel/renovation :0)

Carrie said...

I wish I had a pantry to re-organize. I have to fit all of my dishes and food into the kitchen cabinets, and a very small china cabinet. Maybe I'll ask Santa to build me a pantry this year! lol. ;)

Carrie said...

Can't wait to see the reveal though...

Erin said...

Love it! I can't wait to see the re-do!! My pantry so needs this right now!

Check out my latest post on 31 days to clean! I'm giving away a book that would go well with this!

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see the finish! We are building (in the corner of our small kitchen) our first ever pantry in this house. I am sure I will get organizational ideas from you before ours is finished!

The Woo-Hoo Gal said...

Thank you so much for all your kind comments & support! Having "readers" is so awesome!
@Carrie, I bet Santa will help you out!
@Erin, headed there next!
Love u all!

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