As we moved into our new country home, I knew right away what the first project absolutely needed to be. I was willing to live with weird yellow paint in the laundry room, a bathroom in need of updating, dated lights in the kitchen…but I was completely unwilling to live with an ugly pantry (priorities).
So, we’re starting work in our house with our pantry. I need this space to be highly functional since this kitchen has less storage than our city house, and because I absolutely hate having clutter on my kitchen counter.
The only appliance allowed to grace my kitchen countertops is the coffee maker…because, again, priorities.
We actually didn’t really have a pantry in the city house, so I’m excited to have one now and be able to hide our clutter behind a door!
I’ve been thinking a lot about bringing joy into the things you encounter every day. Encountering beautiful things everyday just makes you happier and makes you a better person when you go out in the world.
So, this space needs to store all of our food and kitchen appliances, and it needs to feel joyful and not make me nuts. Ready for the before picture?
Yep, textured green walls aren’t going to cut it!
So, while it may seem silly to put together inspiration just for the pantry, it’s a place that we see every single day and that will be able to have a major impact on our daily joy. In the spirit of honoring the small corners of our home, here is the mood board for our pantry.
We’re going to embrace the farmhouse style more in this space than just about anywhere else in our house, using shiplap to cover up the awful wall texture. Then, we’re going to create beautiful and functional shelves—we’re still looking into options for these! Finally, I am going to hit up the container store to ensure even our organization looks good.
This space is weirdly deep, so we’re going to utilize some of that spare wall space for spice racks and hanging space.
Finally, we’re going to switch out the doorknob for one that makes us happy to use.
What do you think?
Let me know on this Instagram post: what do you have in your dream pantry?? Or, what do you have in your pantry that you absolutely love? I need ideas and inspiration!