Pantry Shelf Before & After: From Sad to Beautifully Painted and Organized

Before & After

A tall open shelf in the kitchen is great for storing pantry essentials, but without a solid way to organize things, it can end up looking untidy and uninspiring. "The whole arrangement looked kind of sad," Katrin of the blog Taking Notes writes of her pantry shelf above. "But! There's nothing paint couldn't make better." See how she transformed this shelf into a beautiful and super organized pantry setup:

The dark paint background — painted in Farrow & Ball's "Down Pipe" — was a brilliant move. It makes the whole piece look more sophisticated and put-together, while the baskets keep the loose stuff corralled and organized.

But this isn't just a pantry organization post; it's also an IKEA hack. The shelves you see above are actually IKEA's Besta shelves, which Katrin custom fitted to this corner in her kitchen. So smart.

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(Image credits: Taking Notes)