There sure are some gorgeous kitchen pantries.
Just browsing through Pinterest the last few months, I've
seen some beauties! Some are as big as my whole kitchen
with walk in styles, shelves like a gourmet specialty food shop
and even hanging chandeliers! haha. Well, mine is
small, but I still love having one at all. And a couple of
weeks ago when I painted it's door black to match the rest
of the doors inside my house, I thought the inside could
use a little improvements, too. The shelves are just plywood
and I've always painted them white. Instead of painting this
time I bought rolls of cork shelf liner. I have done a few kitchen
drawers like this and like it a lot. Then, to cover up the rough
edges, I bought a long strip of edging in pine at Lowes.
I got out my girlie tools and cut the pieces to the proper
lengths, gave them two coats of paint and attached them
with hot glue. I thought I might need to put a couple of nails
in each but so far they haven't needed any extra support.
I think the attached edging made all the difference in finishing off the look.
Now the inside is as nice as the door!
I only keep what I use regularly in this pantry so it doesn't get
over crowded. It bugs me to have to dig through things and
I hate it when items become lost and forgotten in the back.
I converted a big closet in the back of the house for an over-flow
pantry that stores all the stock-up items I get on clearance.
And it's a nice place for bulk items that I don't need every day.
A nice little project that only took about an hour.
Makes me wonder why I left those raw shelf edges like that
all these years. ha. Sometimes improvements don't
hit you until years later. ..at least it's that way with me. lol...