Nate and his dad started this whole process by moving the fridge and taking apart the nook the refrigerator sat in that took up all the space in the half bath.
Once everything was demolished, they moved plumbing and updated the electrical. We also framed out the old entrance to the bathroom.
Then we closed off the the door and the wall.
We replaced the cracked tile with a durable burlap floor (to see how we did this click here and here)
and got an Ikea unit to use as our counter.
Then we cut shelving out of MDF
and using pipes, made the walls storage central with tons of shelving.
We painted the walls, the shelves and the Ikea unit.
We also added shelf liners to the Ikea unit to add a pop of color and to protect the shelves.
At this point, the pantry was completely usable, but we had some finishing fun things to add. We added a bunch of storage in the nook area for cleaning supplies
and we replace the handles in the Ikea unit with rope pulls.
and last but not least, we added a new light.
So that's the run down on what we did to create this pantry. Now here are some after shots.
We added this DIY pantry sign to the wall outside the pantry just in case it wasn't clear.
We love how all of the materials we used came together.
And we LOVE how much storage we have for our can goods. It is so nice to be able to see what we have at a glance.
The light gives off a really nice glow in the room and it is such an improvement over the old light.
Another favorite area is our "spice rack" made out of the old bathroom medicine cabinet.
An Ikea stool makes it so I can reach anything in the pantry... even the cans on the top shelf!
We are just so happy with how this space turned out. We are constantly using it as an extra work space and while we've really enjoyed creating this space, we are so glad we can finally cross it off the list!
If you would like to see all the posts related to this project, you can click here. If you want to see an individual project, you can click on the links above.