Well, the smack has been laid and I’m trying to get organized!
We’re starting off with my kitchen pantry since I use it everyday and it is seriously out.of.control. Today you’ll see the “before” pictures, and I must warn you that if you have young children you might want to ask them to leave the room.
This stuff is scary.
This is the culprit. This super skinny and super deep Ikea wardrobe. It is supposed to be used to store clothes, but it functions as the pantry in the Ly household.
And now I’m going to open the door………………………
Yeah, I told you it was bad.
What, don’t believe me? Let’s get a little closer:
This picture cracks me up because I have no idea why that gravy jar is there. I think I bought it last Thanksgiving as a back-up and never used it. Why it happened to be in the front of the shelf when I took this picture is beyond me.
I love that there are to-go coffee cups at the front of my baking shelf. This shelf is probably the worst. Let’s zoom in more, shall we?
There is even junk on top!
Wondering about that creepy taped-up Coke Zero can? It’s filled with coins and is a LOUD noisemaker we use sometimes if we catch Lily doing something naughty in the backyard and we need her to stop ASAP.
Why are there crackers up there amidst the dog stuff? Because I’m disorganized, that’s why.
Ok, so that’s it. My pantry. Phew! Feels good to get that over with.
Now, before those horrifying images are permanently etched into your memories, let’s take a look at some inspiration that might just help transform this monstrosity.
Ok, this is beyond gorgeous and perfect. I'm totally in love.
This pantry from House of Smiths is stunning. I love the design on the walls and the big glass containers.
The problem is that these are like dream home pantries, and are not realistic inspirations for our skinny tall tower pantry. Here are some that look a bit more like mine:
Check out that cool tin treatment on the walls.
Simple, clean, and organized.
When I came across this I heard a little chorus of angels singing:
I love this, and I think I can use a lot of the ideas for my pantry. The shape and size is very similar and it's so, so cute. I love the contact paper on the back and even the calendar and menu planner on the door. And the labels? The labels are awesome!
I think I can get organized guys! I think I can!
Stay tuned for the "after" pictures coming soon.
I'm off to go get rid of random jars of gravy...