Bookcase Meets Pantry

This holiday season we made a lot of changes to our kitchen and among those changes was the pantry. You may have noticed in my post about the kitchen that the pantry was looking a little, well, disheveled and inefficient.

Will and I have been trying to come up with a plan of adding more storage without having to nail a shelf up to the wall and we came up with looking for a bookcase that would fit in the space. Welp, we found just that! Hello book case!

After a good cleaning we took a step back to see if they were a good fit together. What do you think?

Not bad, eh? The bookcase is about half as deep as the shelves but it all works.

The bottom is a lot of back-up-type stuff like sugar, rice, salt, and oil. We also keep our pasta  and our plastic bags down there too.

The Middle is where I have all of my baking stuff and jars of lentils, orzo, cous cous, etc.

Up top I put jars and cans and condiment/snack stuff. I feel like, typically these things should all go in the middle but I bake more than cook so I feel a bit justified in the arrangement I have now; though it’s subject to change. Depending on my mood. Oh, and on the upper-most shelf I put our first-aid kit, our candles, and our Christmas stuff: the stuff we don’t need very often at all.

Oh, and remember when I was trying to figure out labels for my jars? Well, I figured that I liked the typewriter labels so much more than the chalkboard ones that I decided to try it out. Ta daaa!

It’s much cleaner don’t you think? And the pantry too. Here’s a before…

… and now the after.

Such an upgrade!

Pantry. Done.


2 thoughts on “Bookcase Meets Pantry

  1. very nice! love the labels, if you ever get sick of them you could try using tags, one of my mum’s friends attaches tags to all of her glass jars by wrapping string around them, it looks great.

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