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 know...it'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 rule...no 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!
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.