When reader Jodi moved into her home, everything was great, aside from the fact that the former occupant had been a heavy smoker. She and her boyfriend painted and freshened up every room, but they left the pantry for a later date since they could close the door and not worry about the yellowed walls and shelving.
That was until they found an infestation in their pancake mix, which made a pantry upgrade a top priority. And since they had to clean everything out already, Jodi decided to give their pantry a fresh look, along with a good cleaning.
Here's what Jodi's pantry looks like now. We think it looks completely pin-worthy! We love the zig-zag detailing on the walls, and the custom cut shelving. Of course you can't go wrong with tight-sealing matching jars either! That will definitely keep any critters at bay in the future.
Jodi started out by priming the pantry with Kilz, and then painting it a bright white. She used Benjamin Moore's Pure White to make it as easy as possible to see in the pantry. Jodi's boyfriend came up with the idea for the U-shaped shelves, which allowed them to fully use the corners of the pantry as well. Plus, they can see and reach everything easily.
The green chevron pattern was inspired by the specialty painter's tape that came already zig-zagged, which made it incredibly easy to apply and get evenly spaced lines.
Once the walls were done, the organization project began.
Jodi invested in matching glass jars with tight-sealing plastic lids for all her dry ingredients, and she used her label maker to make everything easy to find in a pinch.
Now the label maker lives in the pantry as well. That way any new items are immediately labeled as they are put away. Genius!
You can see more of Jodi's pantry makeover and get a complete list of her sources on her blog, Yellowed to Hello.
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