Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kitchen Pantry makeover for $100 room challenge (Week 1)

Now that the guest bathroom is totally done (not yet posted on the blog), I am moving onto the other pending projects. I came across post from Erin who blogs over http://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/ regarding one room make over under the budget of 100 dollars in 4 weeks time. Tight deadlines gives me enough kick to finish off the project in a given timeline, there is no way I could let this opportunity go. Since I hopped onto this wagon little late, I get only 3 weeks to finish it. I guess, I can mange that.

There were serious contenders like Laundry room, Guest bedroom, Kids bathroom and Kitchen pantry.  Kitchen Pantry finally emerged as the winner :) Our Pantry is pretty small, its about 64" wide and 26" deep. I can step in but not walk-in. Like any other builder grade pantries, it has shelves 16" deep. This is how it looks currently.

You see, it is fully functional but lacks the form. So here is the plan.

- Extend the shelves to wrap around. There is about 9" space on the sides.
- Paint and stencil the back
- Paint the shelves
- Build/Buy lazy Susan to access/fully utilize the corners
- Utilize the pantry door
- Explore Storage ideas for different groups.
- Maximize the vertical space. The top most shelf is huge. We keep less used stuff there. May be we can add another shelf less deeper.

Thanks to Erin for organizing this and motivating me to modify a space without putting a dent in my budget.

Cant wait to see all the amazing transformations from other Partcipants and their frugal ideas to stick to the budget.

You can check out the other participants choice of rooms and their progress thru following link up. 
Please Note: This Link-Up is for participants in the $100 Room Challenge Only.
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  1. I need to work on our pantry too so I'm excited to see how yours turns out!

  2. A pantry that is used to its potential is a game changer! Can't wait to see what you do in here!

  3. I think pantry makeovers are my favorite :) I love your idea of stenciling the wall and wrapping around the shelves. So glad you found us and joined the challenge! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with this space!

  4. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with this space!


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