Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Walk-In-Pantry Reveal

Here it is finally all finished and looking gorgeous - my new walk-in-pantry!

With lots of white paint, new shelving & a recycled hardwood benchtop (I salvaged the wood 
from our old vegetable garden). Loving this new organised space....

We attached pine lining (beadboard) to the back wall only to give some subtle interest to the room

For the two lower shelves I decided to use solid timber rather than slats as 
I felt it could have looked too fussy.
I've used zinc garden pots to store my vintage cutlery &
two Byholma baskets from Ikea - great for storing my tea towels!

Before - the room was basically a junk room. A dumping ground for filing, wrapping paper etc. Very depressing whenever you opened the door - always a chore to clean & try to keep tidy. This is it on a good day. I had already started to clean it out and remembered to take a photo!

Work in progress - fresh white paint & new shelving in place. 
Already it is starting to look good

 I washed & scrubbed the hardwood from the garden with a wire brush, sanded and then 
stained with Porters Paints Wood Wash in Hermitage - a lovely soft driftwood colour

I am addicted to my glass canisters from Donna Hay, I want them in all sizes now!
They keep my pantry staples within very easy reach.
These shelves are also deep enough so that I can store the flour, sugar 
& cereal refills out of site in the timber boxes behind.

I decided not to store any boxes, cartons or cans in this pantry. They are in the smaller
pantry in the kitchen. No matter how organised I am there is just no way
I can keep it looking attractive - unless it's on display in a gorgeous gourmet deli!

Organic garlic we buy direct from a local farmer

I picked up this milk can from Ikea too....

All that is left is to have the electrician call to install the lighting......

Loving how more organised I am now that the pantry is finished and it has freed up
so much space in the kitchen. 

Now to tackle my linen cupboard.....

This week I am linking up with the following parties....


  1. Hi Kerry, it looks great, you are so organised.x

  2. Very, very nice and minimalist Kerry. Classy in fact.

  3. hello kerry, i'm your newest follower. enjoying your posts, especially this pantry reveal and the kitchen garden! i look forward to following and sharing more in your journey. cheers! T@www.teacupmoments.com

  4. It looks so fresh and inviting. Very nice. I love the vintage cutlery in the zinc containers.

  5. WOW, it so lovely. So organized. Great color scheme!

  6. Wow! I am so impressed. This is beautiful. Can you come to my house and organize me? :)

  7. It looks fantastic Kerry, I'm so jealous. When we did our kitchen here in Melbourne I really wanted a walk in pantry but there wasn't the room, and the one we incorporated drives me mad...you should see it at the moment with the kids living here on their own...yuk!! Lovely job. Robx

  8. What a terrific pantry! Doesn't it feel great to get a storage place so fresh and organized?
    I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

  9. I LOVE this!!! My party just started...I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your projects!!!
    XO Aimee

  10. Hey Kerry, I'm hoping to visit Cote Provence and takes some photos of the shop...it might just whet your appetite for some French shopping!! Robx

    1. Would love to see some photos Robynne, have been trying to get to Carlton for the past month!!! Don't know where our weekends go they are so busy at the moment. I'm helping my son move into his new apartment in North Brunswick this Saturday so might 'escape' for a few hours & pop into see their lovely wares. Thanks xxx

  11. Your pantry is just beautiful- I love all your pretty containers. I saw your comment over at A Little Knick Knack and the name caught my eye, so glad it did. I love most anything with a casual frenchy look, so I'm going to look around a little more. Now a linky follower. :)

  12. What a lovely pantry! Found you thru Wow Us Wednesdays~

  13. Wow! It looks SO amazing! You did a fantastic job on it, and it is just gorgeous! I love EVERYTHING, including the way you decorated the space! :)


  14. What a beautiful space you have created and so stylishly organised! Looking forward to seeing the linen cupboard. x Sharon

  15. It is gorgeous! I can NOT stop looking at your pictures!
    It looks so pretty, clean and organized! Great inspiration!

  16. Wow! How nice to have such a large area to store all your goodies. Everything is so well organized. Very nice job!!

  17. Very impressed with your walk in pantry, thanks for linking up. Following you back! XO

  18. such a lovely new space
    for all your staples and stores

    love all the white and metals

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  19. This is a fabulous space! What a transformation! I'm following on Linky Follower and GFC. I look forward to more posts!

  20. Awesome!!! You did a great job on this!

    Thanks for linking up at Creatively Living!


  21. what a difference! Great use of space.

  22. Adorable pantry closet! We love well-organized spaces!! We posted ours recently too. :) Feel free to check it out, and hop on our Friday's Finds for all your favorite bargain steals.

    Take Care,


  23. Hey Kerry, so glad you loved Cote....you could spend a bomb in there couldn't you. I haven't managed to get there yet...am off to QLD on Wednesday for a week, so am hoping to visit when I get back. My friend told me about the warehouse....apparently it's full of fablulous goodies...so start saving! Robx

  24. An amazingly beautiful transformation.

  25. Shared on my FB page! :) {hugs}

  26. This turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you!! XO, Aimee

  27. gorgeous! aren't new spaces like this fun?!

  28. Kerry I just discovered your wonderful blog. I am a new linky follower. I think this turned out terrific. Love the jar holding all of the garlic too. Wonderful. xo P.S. Stop by Katherines Corner and say hello, only two days left to enter the Sweetheart Giveaway :-)


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