Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a great weekend and we're so excited about the holiday week around here!
After clearing everything out, and filling a few trash bags of nearly empty boxes, stale crackers, and junk, I freshened up the white paint on the shelves. Then, I painted the front lip of the shelves green.
I decided I wanted a quick and easy accent, so I bought several rolls of jumbo rick-rack trim from Hobby Lobby and-you guessed it-hot glued it to the front of the shelves. I only needed a dot of glue every foot or so.
I ran out and didn't get more before I photographed the shelves.)
I also purchased some glass canisters when they were 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby so we could see what we had and cut down on some of the space all of those assorted boxes were taking up. Other than purchasing those, I used some random glass jars and plastic bins that I already had to corral like items.
I took advantage of the tallest shelf and stacked extra cereal and chips at the very top. When I need one of those items, my handy little step stool comes in! I bought these steps for a few dollars when my kids were little to use at their bathroom sink, and they were perfect to keep inside the pantry to reach the items on the higher shelves. Their original "country pine" look got a little spruce up, too.
Using some cork sheets and open frames, I made some bulletin boards for the inside of the doors that hold school lunch menus, chore charts, and random notes that I don't want out on the fridge.
I love how refreshing a cleaned out, cleaned up space feels! Unfortunately, here's a bit of real life...
This was my pantry a few days ago when I returned home from the store-I couldn't even put my groceries away! Time has a way of UNdoing all of the good things I do!
So, several hours and two full garbage bags later, we were back in business.
Ahhhhh. I (and my canned goods) can breathe again!
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