I feel like this post should begin with a big drum roll…after 5 weeks of One Room Challenge chaos, it’s time to show you the finished and organized pantry!
Let’s get to it!
As a reminder, here is what the pantry looked like Week #1. It is a GREAT space that was a big factor in us selecting this floorplan, but the room wasn’t as organized or stylish as I knew it could be.
I put together a plan to give the pantry a Vintage Modern Chic vibe with tons of storage.
Ahh…it looks so much better through the glass door now!
Ready to step inside?
I’m in shock that the mood board came to life better than I could have ever dreamed.
Side note: I moved many cookbooks to the garage sale tub. I’ve had a LOT of comments about “missing cookbooks”, but part of EVERY organizing project should start with purging the items you don’t need.
Let’s go back and talk about that ridiculously amazing chalkboard wall art for minute.
I believe my words to my husband were “Can you draw me one of those butcher cow or pig things? Make it big”.
I left the house while he worked, and before long started getting text messages with photos of his progress and I was blown away. He drew the pig exactly as I imagined!
Then my phone chirped again and it was a drawing of a much more elaborate scene and he wanted to know if he should add it to the wall as well. Ummmm…Yes!!!!
The new art incorporates our last name, the year we were married, our home town, and the PERFECT scripture for the space. The ribbons on the left and right say “Go eat your food joyfully & drink your wine happily – Ecc 9:7”.
Seriously, how did he go from a pig to this whole brilliant thing while I was gone for a few hours? Mind-blown.
I can’t really top his artwork with the rest of the room, but I love it all anyways! Let’s take a closer look.
The drawer hardware is gorgeous, and you’d never know I saved 84% on it!
I was totally bummed when my beautiful DIY orb wasn’t bright enough to light up the space, but all is good now.
This drum pendant from Lowe’s is perfect! I had to paint it gold, but I was so relieved to find such an awesome fixture without breaking the bank.
I used to have a shallow wicker tray for our coffee/tea/cocoa, but as I was putting the room back together, I had a sudden and overwhelming desire for the tray to be Lucite. It’s divine, right?
Now I skip joyfully to the pantry for my coffee in the morning.
Above the coffee station, I used some jars from the “before” pantry to hold our dry bulk goods. I love the new labels!
The photo boxes along the top are for cookie cutters!
Can I be sappy again? This is the first time I’ve completed a room that is a total reflection of me without compromise.
The space embraces pretty much every varied aspect of my personality. It’s a contradiction between splurges and frugality, between glamour and functionality, and between modern and vintage.
I relate completely to all of those contradictions – I am the lady with the Kate Spade purse in the Dollar Tree.
To see what the room looks like a few years later, check out the real life pantry follow up post next!
Since this post was originally written, I’ve completed the One Room Challenge many times. It pushes me to be my best, and I still have trouble believing the rooms we’ve created our my designs or mine in general!
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