I’m not typically crafty or DIY.
But this pantry needed a makeover.
I feel like our lives have a makeover every few years.
We move around a lot as a military family.
It’s kind of nice to start fresh.
You don’t even really want to see the “before picture” of this pantry.
And that’s good, because I don’t even have one!
It was once white, I’m sure, but the wooden shelves were scuffed and the walls were stained. And it smelled bad.
The owner updated all the floors, cabinets, walls, and trim, but left the closets as-is.
I didn’t want to look at those scuffed shelves.
It was a simple project to update this pantry and make it pretty.
We painted the inside walls and shelves white.
I wrapped sticky paper around the shelves for extra protection.
I already had all the jars, canisters, and baskets for my grains and sugars and nuts.
I have several kinds of flour on the bottom shelf. Brown sugar and white sugar and snacks are on the next shelf. Breakfast cereals, granola, and nuts are on the third shelf. Popcorn, seeds, and nuts are in the plastic baskets and my plain rice jar. Cornmeal and an empty canister are on the top shelf.
I love my new nifty jasmine rice storage container!
We also have a butler’s pantry across from our laundry room for all our kitchen appliances that we don’t use every day.
There’s a large pantry inside the laundry room with those terrible wire shelves where I store canned goods and other food items that moisture won’t bother.
This kitchen is pretty amazing.
I have an amazing beverage station with little drawers for coffee and tea!
Here’s where I store my spices.
I love this Lazy Susan cabinet for my sauces!
We always pray before and during our PCSes. We pray for smooth travels. We pray for certain, specific things in a new rental house. We pray for kind neighbors. We pray for a healthy and welcoming church. We pray for friends for our children.
In the beginning of our journey, our prayers were vague. We know exactly what we want and need and how to pray for those things now.
God answers prayer!
This is the nicest house we’ve ever lived in!