How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers

Can I just tell you guys how totally excited I am to have the pantry back in order? It feels good to have everything in one place. No more looking under beds and in random closets to put a tablescape together because it’s all in the dish pantry woot woot! I mentioned on Friday my bestie S helped me realize I needed to use every inch of available space in order to make the pantry more efficient. I knew it would be hard to move all of the loose bits of silver and crystal on the floor each time I needed to sweep the pantry but I wasn’t really sure how to get the look I wanted.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

We finally settled on building a drawer for the bottom of side of the pantry. This idea would allow the party supplies to not only be contained but off the floor. Putting the drawer on casters allows the items to be easily moved especially when I’m sweeping the pantry floors.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

After we got the measurements from the pantry space we wanted to use, we headed to Lowes to buy wood and other supplies. We chose a durable sheet of plywood and had the sales associate cut a few different sizes for us. Once we got home, we stacked the pieces we needed to complete the drawer. This includes the largest piece for the front, 2 sides, a back and a bottom.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

We used a cordless drill and wood screws to secure the pieces together. You’re basically building a box shape drawer making sure to remember the largest piece will be the drawer front.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

The drawer seemed a little plain so we added a bit of trim to the front of each drawer securing with wood glue and nails.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

Then we added casters to the bottom to make it them easily accessible it the pantry.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

Once the casters were in place, I painted the entire piece in Valspar’s Ultra White. It’s a straight out of the can white you can buy right off the store shelf.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

When the paint had dried, we added hardware I picked up at Hobby Lobby that was 50% off. I love the classic style.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

The drawers hold a good bit and it’s so nice to have everything contained. They’re also easy to move which is helpful too.

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

Who knows, 2016 may be my most organized year ever!

How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat
How to Make Pantry Storage Drawers - The Crowned Goat

See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m so excited to have both the kitchen and pantry organized I’m sharing seven time saving kitchen cleaning tips.

Many blessings,
CoCo

Comments

    • says

      It was definitely a labor of love to get this all finished, ladies! Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a cheerleader for Team Goat. It means so much. Hugs, CoCo

  1. says

    Thank you so much for this DIY Idea as I just love it because I like my pantry to look pretty when you open it & what a pain it was this past weekend to take all of the hooks & wire coated shelving out to paint the inside of my pantry ! Only to run out & buy plastic bins that fit & take the other bins back that didn’t work ! lLOL ! the solution that you came up with will be great & hubby can do that this weekend instead of the bin on the floor with dog food can now become usable space as our dog Chelsey Lynn already knows what awaits for her behind the door & goes after it making a mess ! So she is smart I wouldn’t change a thing about our 4 legged daughter but would love a drawer ! Thank you for this brilliant idea ! Happy .healthy & Prosperous New Year from you Faithful Follower Gerri Dagostino

    • says

      That is so exciting, Gerri! I know just what you mean about having to take all of the wire shelves down in order to paint the pantry. It was so much work but totally worth it, right? I bet your pantry looks really good. I’m glad you’re able to use the pantry drawers. They have really helped keep things neat and tidy in the pantry. The dog feeding station has made feeding the dogs so much easier. I can’t wait to find out how Chelsey Lynn likes the new space 🙂 Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words, Gerri, they are very much appreciated. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2016, CoCo

  2. says

    Great idea!!! I love the finished look of your pantry…kinda butler pantry style 🙂 Mine is somewhat small but I think I can use this idea for my bottom shelf as well. Thanks for sharing friend!! Hugs!

    • says

      I appreciate that, Angie, thank you! If you don’t have a bottom shelf that warrants building something maybe you could use a dresser drawer with casters. They’re smaller in scale but would still keep you organized 🙂 Every little bit helps right? Hugs, CoCo

  3. says

    Love how you’re making use of the space under the bottom shelf now. The drawer is so functional, but also pretty!

    We have a few places in our kitchen where we need to spend some time optimizing storage. One of our upper cabinets is at least three feet in height, but with no shelves! So much wasted space just begging to be used!

    • says

      I was so close to just leaving the space empty, Jamie so it would be easy to clean! I’m so glad now that we built the pantry drawers because they’ve been a game changer. I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with your upper cabinets. It sounds like you have a lot of potential there! Hugs, CoCo

    • says

      Thank you so much, Debra! Those drawers have definitely changed things in the pantry. A pull out shelf is a great idea too. I say every little bit of extra storage space helps 🙂 Hope your weekend was a fun one, CoCo

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