I’m so excited to share our beadboard pantry, built from the ground up! It was a long process – we started the project in March (although it was a brain child for a year before then), and it is done, done, done. Not almost done, or just needs finishing touches. I mean done. And it feels good.
First, the pretty photos:
One L-shaped, beadboard pantry. Size: 3’x4′
While small in appearance, this project was a beast. It had a lot of components that we faced straight on. We wired (this was a first), rewired, built studs, drywalled (not easy in a stairwell, people!), sanded that drywall, painted, put up beadboard, painted, cut shelves, painted said shelves, put up shelves, painted again, filled in nail holes and painted again. Oh and of course, then came the organizing, which let’s face it, was what this whole project was about! I’m sure I’ll rearrange and reorganize throughout the year – but for now, I’m so very happy with our pretty pantry.
The ugly beginning: This space was used for a catch-all, including the dog’s crate. A “temporary” barrier (that was up for more than a year) was in place to protect kiddos when they came over.
Already looking much better. Billy had to move the light fixture since the wall would have intersected with it where it was.
Is that a pantry I see? I hope I don’t have to drywall all those corners and edges….
Even with drywall dust all over him, he still makes my heart pitter patter.
Now for the beadboard – the good stuff! We even repurposed some of our old picture railing for the corners. I love repurposed old materials for ‘new’ parts of the house, I feel like it blends everything together. The shelves become more narrow as they get higher to help with sight lines.
Now that this big project is checked off our list we can enjoy it and brainstorm more ways to put our DIY prowess to use. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to share any pantry tips you have!
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