Remember that feeling you got when you walked across the stage at your high school graduation? Or that feeling the first time you had to take your little one to kindergarten, despite the tears and separation anxiety (yours…not the kiddo’s).
It’s that feeling of “Yaass! I did it! And made it out alive!!!”
I’ll walk you through our walk in pantry reveal! What was once a bathroom has been transformed into a well-organized dream pantry.
That’s exactly how it feels to have our pantry remodel complete. It’s an accomplishment just to say, “Yay! It’s reveal day!”.
If this is your first time here, we’ve been busy as bees the past 5 weeks transforming an old bathroom into a walk-in pantry as participants in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home.
This is how the room looked just five short weeks ago.
When we converted a downstairs bedroom into a master bathroom, walk-in closet, and powder room, we needed to find a function for the former downstairs bathroom since we didn’t need three full bathrooms. This is how the room looked on move-in day.
As you can see from the layout in the floor plan, we wanted to add plenty of storage with cabinets, a countertop, and open pantry shelves within the 5′ x 11′ dimensions of the room.
So without further ado, I present to you our organized walk in pantry!
My husband and I are committed do-it-yourselfers, so if there’s a way we can make it ourselves or transform it in some way with our own two hands, we try our darndest to do it. Not only did my husband, Jason, build the cabinetry, but he even handcrafted the metal door handles. I adore him for his ability to make my design dreams a reality!
(I’ll follow up with a tutorial on how we changed a solid door that we found at the Habitat for Humanity into a glass-paneled door.)
Cabinet color: Studio Blue Green by Sherwin Williams
*Affiliate links are included to help you find the products we used. See our full disclosure here.
Picking a favorite thing in this room is like picking a favorite child. It’s just not possible. I love it all, but the black and white hexagon tile floor seems to be the star of the show! Our guests that have seen it in person comment on the floor first.
The concrete countertop should last for many years of bringing groceries in and for setting up the appliances stored in the lower cabinets.
These custom made 1/2″ steel window garden shelf brackets have been added to our Etsy shop and can be made to your specifications. I think this would also look pretty in a bathroom above the toilet.
The pendant light is from Ikea. It’s the FOTO plug-in light that I painted matte black and rewired using vintage inspired black and white cloth wire and this modern canopy light kit. I bought the pendant 10 years ago for my boys room and had the wire left over from the wooden wall sconces we made for the guest room, so the light was pretty much a freebie. As much as I loved the industrial factory pendant light from Schoolhouse from my moodboard, it wasn’t in the budget.
I honestly haven’t had time to organize our DIY command center yet. But now that all the to-dos are checked off, I can find a home for all of our paperwork.
I’ve had so much fun getting our pantry organized over the past few days so I hope you are able to get a few ideas while you’re here!
I labeled some of the jars and baskets with stamped copper labels using the same technique as the herb garden markers tutorial I shared last week.
I’ll be giving a more detailed pantry organizing post in the future along with some freebie pantry labels you can print at home. Make sure you follow along by subscribing to the blog so you don’t miss out!
For a brief moment, I thought about cropping out the brown linoleum floor from the 80s in our unfinished kitchen in the background. Then, I remembered something my husband and I were talking about the other night.
Putting the love inside of a home takes time and having a good idea of what your home needs for your family. Even though we were trying to reach a goal under a set timeline, we were still able to enjoy the journey of designing and creating our dream pantry that our family will enjoy for years to come.
Be sure to check out the other participants of the One Room Challenge and I hope you continue to follow along as we renovate our 100-year old craftsman bungalow! You can find all the rooms we’ve finished so far by clicking this link.
PIN THIS IDEA FOR LATER:
CATCH UP ON ALL THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE PANTRY ROOM POSTS HERE:
If organization is your thing, then you’d love how I organized our modern farmhouse master bathroom.
Check out our last One Room Challenge, the Modern Farmhouse Cottage Guest Shed.