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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then we added casters to the bottom to make it them easily accessible it the pantry.
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.
When the paint had dried, we added hardware I picked up at Hobby Lobby that was 50% off. I love the classic style.
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.
Who knows, 2016 may be my most organized year ever!
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.