Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Pantry

So . . . I said in an earlier post that I was going to have a reveal of our new and improved pantry.
One of my main reasons for choosing to buy the house that we are currently in was the pantry.
Our house is under 1700 square feet, so it is definitely not large.
It is a great use of the space, so it actually feels bigger than it is to me.
When I looked at the house for the first time, I could not believe the size of the pantry.
It is enormous, especially in this little house.
Anyways, I have always wanted to organize it with pretty baskets.
I basically live in it, so it would be nice to look at pretty things while searching for rice or foil or whatever.
I enlisted Tim, and we finally tackled it last weekend.
Here is what it looked like before.

Please don't judge me.

I literally have been piling things in there for almost two years.

It is such a large space behind a closed door, so I just couldn't help myself.

"Oh, you don't know where that goes . . . just throw it in the pantry."

The problem was that I always wanted to show people how big it was.

It was like the crowning glory of my house that I was ashamed to show off.

All that to say . . . after a few trips to the dollar store and a few nights of blood, sweat and tears-

Here is the new and improved Bettelli pantry.

Now, I know it isn't as fancy as others that I have seen, but it is functional.

I really wanted actual baskets and glass containers, but that is not practical financially or in the midst of toddlers.

I love the way it came out, and I can find everything pretty easily which is a big change.

I will probably put labels on the baskets eventually . . . more for other people who will look for things because I know how I grouped everything.

Hope you enjoyed the peek into my wonderful pantry, which I am very grateful for.


1 comment:

  1. It is FABULOUS!!!!! I have a hall closet that everything gets thrown in...and it looks exactly like your "before" pictures. So nooo judging coming from this chick! :)

    I love your attitude of contentment and gratitude!