Overhauled Pantry Organization

28 Apr


That almost did me in!

When I decided to reorganize my pantry, I had no idea it would be such a big job.  I thought, “this should take me about an hour”.  WRONG!

I think my food multiplied every time I turned to put something on the island.  For reals.

As you know, in my last post  showing my pantry before I started on this project, I was on a quest to find containers.  When I’m at the store, I always look at storage containers.  It’s like I have an addiction.  I hardly ever buy. I just can’t seem to bring myself to spend $8-15 for a food container and upwards of $25 for household storage containers.   Are you the same way?  Or am I just cheap?  I like to call it thrifty.  🙂

I think I went a little crazy.

I convinced the hubs to go out early this morning to a neighborhood garage sale just up the road.  He’s so sweet.

I found a few containers.

Aren’t they so purty?

But I didn’t think it was quite enough.  So, I batted my eyelashes and mentioned that I thought there was another community sale a couple of miles away.  Okay.  Maybe it was 5.  He’s such a good sport.

And then I hit the mother load.  I couldn’t help it.

 My name is Karin and I’m a container addict.  🙂

You should see how many I have from my classroom.  But that’s another post.

And I’m happy to say that after making a HUGE bag full of trash, it’s done.

It’s gorgeous.  It’s mine.

I thought at first that I would only use the same type of containers but I just couldn’t pass up the Tupperware.  So I made it work.

I think it looks a little vintage.  I like vintage.  I even bought a bunch of vintage buttons and brooches today.  Love them.

I used labels found at BHG and hung tags from the baskets I used at the bottom of the pantry.

They have like a bazillion.  Really.  Why reinvent the wheel?  I love theirs.

Let’s face it.  Some things just don’t fit in a jar.  But I think it still looks good.

What do you think?  Are you ready for a pantry overhaul?


9 Responses to “Overhauled Pantry Organization”

  1. Iris Interiors LLC April 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Wow! You did an amazing job. It looks just as beautiful as your pantry inspirations in the last post. Love the labels too. Very inspiring.

    • Et Que Cette April 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks! It was a little time consuming but well worth it! 🙂

  2. chicenvelopements April 29, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Ohhhhhhh, this is so beautiful! I’m so jealous. Would you come over and reorganize my pantry now? 🙂

    • Et Que Cette April 29, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      Thank you! I’m on my way! Hehe. I forgot to mention that it only cost me about $35 for the whole thing! So no matter what your budget, it’s totally doable!

      • jessica August 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

        wow! Your pantry looks awesome.


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