The Craft Patch: The Pantry Project Reveal

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Pantry Project Reveal

I'm so excited to share the final reveal of The Pantry Project today! Okay, so we're not 100% done... we still need to add baseboards and crown moulding, but... I can't wait any longer to show you!

Let's start from the very beginning. This is what the home looked like when we first bought it:

Gag. I forgot how awful the "nacho cheese" wall was. Here's another view from the front door:

The space at the top of the stairs was awkward and unusable. The first time I walked in to the house, I had the idea to completely change the space. As soon as we closed on the house, I did a half-baked mock up in Photoshop:

I use Photoshop for this kind of stuff all the time. Can't decide what color to paint a dresser? Want to add a wall? See what the house would look like with a different roof? Try it in Photoshop!

We started by ripping down the L-shaped half wall:

We framed the space so that it was even with the existing hallway:

After a lot of hard work sheetrocking, mudding, sanding, painting and building shelving, we have a glorious walk-in pantry!

Look at all the storage we were able to create from unused space:

Learn how we built the shelving HERE. We also added a shelf between the studs just to add as much storage as possible:

Learn how we built the between-studs shelf HERE.

I'm so happy with this project. You would never guess that the pantry was not original to the house. It is seamless and looks like it was there all along.

Like I said, don't mind the missing baseboards. We'll get there eventually.


  1. Absolutely love renovations that look like they were always suppose to be there. Great job. Enjoy!

  2. Beautiful, I love the color you chose to replace the yellow. It makes it bright and soothing at the same time.

    1. Thanks! The color is Sherwin-Williams Rainwashed and it is the prettiest blue-green-gray. I love it!

  3. What are dimensions of the pantry? How deep are the shelves? How many inches out from the wall?

    1. The interior walls of the pantry measure 37"x52" and the shelves are 11 3/4 inches.

  4. Thank you SO MUCH for these pictures! We are building a house and I was wondering if a 3'x4' pantry would suffice and from your pictures, I can tell that's plenty sufficient ! I LOVED those little shelves between the studs..such an optimal use of that wall without encroaching the "step-in" area. I'm going to incorporate that in my future pantry as well. Thank you again !

    1. Oh good! I'm so glad I could be helpful. Good luck with your build!


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