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Farmhouse Pantry Makeover Reveal

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover. It took a few weeks to knock it out, but it was well worth the wait!

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

It took a few weeks to knock it out, but isn’t that how life rolls? The flu came in and turned our well oiled machine into a clunker and I’m so excited to finally be able to share our reveal with you!

This Farmhouse Pantry Makeover was well worth the wait!

Let’s rewind the tape to a few weeks ago and show you where we began.

The exterior was improved from when we first moved in, but not the showpiece I wanted!

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It faded into the background and I wasn’t pleased with the shelving brackets we used. And I hoped to have the glass paneled door completed for this project to fix the wall of doors!

However – This was all about what’s behind that door! The inside was…..meh.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

And because it was meh, my organizational efforts were meh, too. Plain white shelves with nothing special to show.

First, we gutted the insides and I had pantry items all over my house.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

Next, we added ribs to the back wall to give the new shelves a sturdier foundation.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

Then we gave the inside a fresh coat and lemme tell ya – painting white over white can make your eyes cross! It was hard to see the coverage. Any hoo…

While the paint dried, we started staining the shelves and framing in the outside with the beadboard panels and gave it a nice coat of paint.

The wall color is Crushed Ice and the trim and beadboard is painted in Pure White – both by Sherwin Williams.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

Ready to see what’s behind door number 1?

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

I love love love how the stained shelves look! Don’t you?

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

To maximize storage space, we added an additional lower shelf to house our kitchen appliances.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

The baskets and crates are not my favorite and I wish that I could replace them with water hyacinth baskets like that cute, green lined one.

But the budget ran out. So I will wait a wee bit longer until I can find ones at the best price point.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

My DIY Lazy Susans got an update with the matching stain.

You can hop back to this post to find out how I made these for fraction of the cost of the retail ones!

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

And nothing makes this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover more perfect than my favorite milkglass greeting me each time I open the door.

Remember, I shared that my ultimate plan is to eventually add a glass panel to the door. That means all the pretty stuff needs to be front and center!

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

We updated the shelves on the outside with gorgeous metal brackets.

Later this month, I’ll be sharing how I’m reorganizing my kitchen into zones to help make our lives easier, and one portion of that is this DIY plate cabinet.

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

The brackets game with a bit more bronze than I liked, so I spray painted them and love the result!

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

Vintage scales and my creamer collection looks perfect against the beadboard.

I kept my DIY Dry Goods in the same spot – I just love it too much to change it!

We gave our kitchen an update with this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover

So, there ya have it! It’s not 100 percent completed, but that’s what life is.

Baby steps to perfection and even then, it still won’t be perfect, but I can stand back and admire my work and stand proud of how this Farmhouse Pantry Makeover turned out!

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46 Comments

  1. Thank you so much Denise! I always love linking up and getting inspiration from your parties! Thanks for being such a gracious host to share your space with other bloggers.

  2. I absolutely love your pantry makeover. Organized, cute and functional….perfection. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Waste Not Wednesday link party. Can’t wait to see what you are up to this week.

  3. Richella – you are always so kind with your comments and I enjoy visiting your party each week to find inspiration! Thank you for featuring me!

  4. Jen, your pantry looks wonderful now! I wouldn’t stress about the different kinds of baskets–I think your collection looks just fine. Besides, with that great scale and your beautiful milk glass, who cares about the baskets?? I need to take a look at your lazy susan tutorial–I’d love to have some of those!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  5. Thanks Liz! I’m hoping to cut out the door to the pantry and insert some glass soon – that way I can see it all the time! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment – it truly means so much!

  6. Love a good pantry makeover!! Yours sure is!! All your farmhouse touches are so beautiful and boy what a gorgeous vintage scale collection you have!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome makeover with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!!

  7. The pantry really looks wonderful- I’d be opening the door just to view it all the time! I like what you did on the small wall with the shelves by the door. I love seeing small areas used to their capacity like this. The new hardware is awesome and painting them black really gave the best impact I’m sure!

  8. Thank you so much Fabby! I love the French Country look and am honored that you find this fits that style! Thank you for taking the time to leave such sweet words – it makes blogging so much more rewarding hearing from those who have visited.

  9. Very pretty and so French country, every detail is awesome. I love reveals from bloggers and my own, it’s so wonderful to accomplish something beautiful we always wanted for our dwellings.
    Fabby

  10. These look really great, clean, organized and pretty. I typically loathe open shelving, but you did an amazing job, I love how you did yours.

  11. Love your finished look of your pantry. Love your Target recipe container. I have two different styled recipe containers from Target. 🙂

  12. I’ve been organizing my pantry too, but mine doesn’t look half as pretty as yours. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.

  13. Hi Barbara! Your kind words made me smile today! I found these shelf brackets at my local Lowe’s. They were really affordable! Thanks for taking the time to comment – it always means so much!

  14. I love how your pantry wall turned out, and great idea spray painting those brackets! They are really pretty and much nicer than the old garage kind. We had those out in our garage for YEARS and I always thought they were functional but UGLY. Where did you find these new ones?

    Have a great rest of the week,
    Barb 🙂

  15. HAHAHA – that make me giggle! Hopefully I can tackle the glass in the door project soon – that way I can keep the door closed with the pretties still showing!

  16. Jelica! Thank you so much for the feature! I always enjoy linking up and am honored that you liked my post!

  17. Thanks Theresa! In our old house, we had a HUGE pantry and this one always has seemed small to me. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate what we have where we are!

  18. Love your farmhouse pantry makeover. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I am featuring your pantry this week at the Snickerdoodle party. Pinning

  19. Jennifer it looks so pretty you will never want to close your pantry door. Lucky for me I don’t have such problems. I just shove everything in and slam shut the door. Haha! Beautifully done.

  20. Loved how this turned out, Jen! The stained shelving really adds a lovely detail, too. I’ll be featuring it at the next Sweet Inspiration Link Party this Friday. Thanks for stopping by and sharing 🙂

  21. oh wow! i need your pantry. my is sad but, i gave it some budget friendly clean up and at least it’s more functional. i love how beautiful your pantry is! And big. Thanks for sharing at the inspiration spotlight party @DearCreatives pinned and sharing.

  22. Hi Cherryl! Thank you so much for your kind words! It means so much that you took the time to let me know your thoughts! Have fun with the lazy susans and send me a pic if you make some!

  23. I love how crisp and clean everything looks! I will be saving this for ideas to spruce mine up, and I’ll probably be making the lazy susans, too! Thank you for sharing!

  24. You are so kind! Your sweet words made me smile! I have been on the hunt for a vintage door, but my door is only 24 inches wide and is hard to find a fit for that small of a door. You’ve given me an idea though, of maybe distressing this door!

  25. Great job Jen! Love those stained shelves and the brackets for the outside shelves.
    It’s a shame to close the pantry door.
    Our old farmhouse came with a beveled glass french style door that would be perfect for your space.
    If you happen to have a architectural salvage place near by you could find an interesting accent door there.
    A touch more of distressed chippy paint to match that outside lower shelf would be great.
    And isn’t it wonderful to have a place to display treasured vintage collections.
    It all looks fabulous, done completely or not.

  26. Thank you Julie! I can’t wait to makeover the door, but that will have to be another day! I always appreciate you taking the time to leave me such sweet words!

  27. Thanks so much! I’m glad that this gave you some inspiration! I would love to see how your library turns out!

  28. Nice job! And yes, I do really like your pretty stained shelves. Now you have me second guessing myself about all the shelving going up in our library. I wanted white shelves with the white walls so the books appear to float, but I think your shelves are so pretty that maybe we should stain them instead.

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