A DIY custom pantry reveal including budget friendly storage and organization ideas so you can have a functional space to store food, even if your pantry is on the smaller side!
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MY PANTRY IS DONE! MY PANTRY IS DONE!! Imagine me screaming that from the rooftop of my home, because yes, I am that excited. Form and function are the most important to when thinking about designing a space that feels perfect for my family, but I also want it to look pretty, and I think I accomplished both with this DIY custom pantry makeover.
While I’ve lived with my pantry in its past state for seven years, I knew that something had to change. I was frustrated every time I had to open my pantry not only because of the annoying bi-fold doors that provided me limited access to the entire usage of the space, but I also because the wire shelving was not conducive to the most functional form of having an organized pantry.
Here is what my pantry looked like before:
In the end, the original setup led to a bunch of wasted because I couldn’t see everything that was already in the pantry, which of course caused me to re-buy stuff we already had. ANNOYING!
Plus, with this bi-fold doors, I was unable to maximize usage of the space because the doors did not open all the way.
Getting to the final DIY custom pantry was no easy task, but worth every bit of hard work. I am breaking it all down on Thursday where I will show you how to create your very own custom pantry shelving without the custom price tags! But in the meantime, let’s take a look at this beautiful space that I created over just a couple of weekends.
DIY Custom Pantry Reveal
Having a space like this where everything is visible and clear, feels amazing. Plus it makes locating things such a breeze.
Adding the new Doors
Changing out the bi-fold doors was the thing I was most excited about. I’ve always dreamt of having French doors somewhere in my home, and knew that the pantry would be perfect.
I added the 10 Lite Pine Doors by Masonite and it took the entire project up a level!
We had to have a bit of our doorway cut out by our contractor out to make room for the new doors and frame, but it was really simple to do.
Then using pre-primed 1×3’s and lattice wood strips, I trimmed out the doors in a craftsman style using my favorite DIY Craftsman Trim tutorial. I have been adding craftsman trim throughout my home every time I complete a makeover in a space.
I then painted the doors using my favorite dark gray interior door paint color that I have throughout my home and installed gold door handles that I had from a while back and never used.
Changing out the pantry doors were a game changer!
In reconfiguring the space, pantry storage was key. I pretty much used all of the baskets that I used in my previous pantry setup, but had my eyes set on a couple of additions. These large Whitewashed Wooden Crates are perfect to store extra paper towels and disposables, such as plates, cups, utensils, etc. The gray and white Starplast Flex Baskets I use to hold plastic grocery bags for re-use and my go-to tools for easy reach.
We’ve been enjoying our new DIY custom pantry and keeping it clean and organized has been so easy. Just for fun, let’s take a final side by side look:
Hopefully this inspires you to take on your next pantry project. So glad to finally have a space that I love. So let me know what you think about our new pantry space! Are you ready to take yours to the next level? What are your favorite tips to having an organized pantry?
Check out the full tutorial on creating your very own DIY Custom Pantry Shelving.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time!
Don’t forget to pin this later for inspiration!
Hello it turned out beautiful
Well sure knocked this one out the ball park… it looks terrific.. you are truly on the money with your DIY skills!!
Oh this looks so great Erin. My pantry totally needs a makeover. I’m over the clutter and wasted space. And these doors are a game changer.
This looks amazing!!! I love it!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos says
What a nice touch. The doors really eleveate the look of the entire space!
Erin! The pantry is perfect!!! You did a phenomenal job. Baskets and crates are always a great option for storage and decor. Those doors are gorgeous!
Thank you! The doors are my absolute favorite part as well.
Liah Anderson says
Stopping in to say I love this pantry makeover Erin! You did your thing girl! It’s beautiful.
Jodie Ostrowski says
So beautiful! I saw this transformation on IG, one quick question, how deep was the original pantry? I think I have space for something like this, it looks about 15″ maybe? Great job, Love the finishes <3
Hi Jodie. Thanks so much. Our pantry is around 12.5 inches deep. Hope those dimensions work for your space. Good luck!