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....