Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tackling that darned pantry!


I have an awesome, old-fashioned, walk-in pantry. I love it. But I abuse it. I can't tell you the last time I've cleaned it out or even organized the shelves. I've looked at the Tackle-it posts of others who made sense of their pantries and thought to myself, "Yeah...I should do that." Well, I finally did.

Here's a before (don't judge me):



And here's an after:



Note: there are two shelves above what you see here (another old house plus: extremely high ceilings) that I didn't "tackle". Another day, another time...oh, and maybe on that day I'll hang the curtains I bought for the window, too. Maybe not. I mean, what would my neighbors watch at 10 p.m. if they didn't watch me do weird things like take pictures of my pantry?

15 comments:

Kristin H. said...

Holy Smokes! That is bee-you-tee full. An organized pantry is a thing of beauty and brag-worthy You did a great job :)

the160acrewoods said...

great job! what an awesome pantry!

Suzie said...

Wow your pantry is the size of my kitchen

Hadley Coble said...

Wow! Nice! I haven't got a curtain in my house except the bedrooms (at least none that protect our privacy)...I think some people probably enjoy riding by to see what's on my dining room table!

Your pantry looks great...probly what I should have done rather than redecorating my bathroom. May be next week!

Jenny said...

Great tackle!!

I really love your pantry. I just love the charm that old homes provide.

Great job!

Jenny said...

Me again...

I love your new template too...great colors!

THopgood said...

What a difference! There was a counter top under that stuff! Love your pantry! I tackled mine a few weeks ago...although, you'd never know it now!

May you have better luck maintaining yours than I did mine!

Jen said...

I was just thinking the same thing as the above commenter. Your pantry really does look about the size of my entire kitchen. Great job on reorganizing it!

Melanie said...

Oooo- I wish I had a pantry like that! Great tackle!

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Gina said...

That's a big pantry! My house is very short on storage space so I'm jealous! I sometimes get great ideas to re-organize and then about half-way through I usually get side tracked and my project ends up more of a mess than when I started! Congrats on the re-organizing!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Now that is an awesome pantry!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Tom said...

I don't know where you get the time and energy Colleen. If you get bored cleaning and organizing your house you could always come and work on mine. LOL

Kim said...

You did a great job.. wanna come clean out mine now?? HAHAH

Margerie said...

LOL- is that the same pantry?

I have a walk in also- love it. But I need to wipe it all down-dusty and crumby. Maybe next week, month, summer!

Marni Tiani Self said...

It's like a whole different place!!!

LOVE the new layout too. :)