Monday, January 29, 2018

Can A Kitchen Pantry have Style AND Functionality? The Answer is YES!



Interested in an item I used in my pantry? Find it by scrolling on the product pictures below and simply click on the item you are interested in!



On a scale of 1-10 in organization; 10 being American Psycho  and 1 being someone from an episode of hoarders, I consider myself a 7 at my best but sometimes I'm a 2, LOL. My home might look pretty but just don't open any drawers!


I want to be super organized sooo badly!! There are definitely some spaces in my home that are organized but my dream is for every square inch of my house to be beautiful. Every cabinet, every closet,  every drawer to be a treat for the eyes.


I definitely have qualities that can make that dream come true but there are other, not so good qualities I have that hinder me from doing so. Like CONSISTENCY! πŸ˜”


I consider myself to be what I call a “lazy perfectionist.” Can you relate?


My good friend and blogger Liz from Home and Fabulous asked me if I was interested in participating in a home organization blog hop sponsored by HomeGoods. I immediately said YES (who wouldn't) and knew that a small part of my dream will come true. And it will happen in the kitchen pantry.

Guys… my pantry was a hot mess. It was a thing of nightmares. Absolutely disgusting, and I'm going to show it to you as embarrassing as it is. Grab a barf bag just in case...



Are you still there? If you haven't gone blind form the before picture then get a load of the after! What a transformation!


These were my goals for the kitchen pantry:

  • To reduce visual clutter by using a monochromatic color scheme.
  • To have a place for everything.
  • To "de-kitchen" the pantry by adding thoughtful elements.
  • To be beautiful and functional. 

Yeah, I created a color scheme for my pantry! I treated it like I would a room. I painted, I chose colors, I chose a style and even thought of finishes. Since I wanted a cohesive color scheme,  I had to eliminate a lot of the packaging that food usually comes in. That meant I needed to load up on containers and I needed LOTS OF THEM and HomeGoods had tons of storage and organization items at great prices. 

all containers and boxes here are from HomeGoods



I bought storage canisters that were airtight to keep things fresh. The ones on the top shelf are from the brand OXO.  I made sure to label what was in the canisters with hand-written labels or black stick-on letters.



I wrote the contents of the canisters with a chalk pen that can be wiped off with a bit of soap and water.
All the spices got new containers too. That made such a difference in the look of our pantry.






To find the spices easier, I placed them in alphabetical order AND labeled the rack with a tag that shows the letters that are on that shelf.

order your own spice jars HERE
Remember that I mentioned I wanted my pantry look less utilitarian and more stylish? Well, to achieve that look, I added small touches like wallpapering the inside of the pantry with a grey and white geometric print peel and stick wallpaper. SUPER easy to do! I think the wallpaper really elevated the whole look of the pantry. I also used containers that are not intended for the kitchen like small wooden boxes and a soup tureen for rolls of paper…


you can find peel and stick wallpaper HERE



These wooden boxes are my favorite HomeGoods find

Heck, I even added a framed piece of art!




Loose items like oils, vinegar, canned food and such were corralled in trays. Stuff like bread, chips and other large items were stored in metal bins.




Large items like kitchen appliances are stored away in a big ol' basket on the bottom of the pantry which I also found at HomeGoods.





I'm ECSTATIC with the way our kitchen pantry looks!! It's totally functional AND is a reflection of my style! A special thanks to my amazing wife who helped me on this project from beginning to end. You made this makeover so much fun! ❤



Did reading this post make you wanna organize? Check out some awesome bloggers participating in this blog hop to get even more organization ideas from a beginners guide to organizing to organizing under your kitchen sink!  See the list of blogs below πŸ‘‡














Till next time!
Oscar



18 comments:

  1. Excellent post! Love the look as well as the concept of life being easier!

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    1. Thanks Robyn! Getting snacks is definitely easier now that I know exactly where everything is!

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  2. Oh my gosh I am jealous and speechless! The amount of spices you have is crazy. Love how you labeled them Oscar!

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    1. We do have A LOT of spices! Lol! Bottling them up was probably the most time consuming but we'll worth the effort. Thanks for visiting, Emily!

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  3. I love this Oscar! It looks amazing - everything is so cohesive and beautiful! Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous organizing "hacks" ;)

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    1. Thanks for checking out my post, Kristy!

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  4. It was so much fun!! I love working together. What's next? Love yaπŸ˜™πŸ˜™

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  5. Ok Oscar!!! I went from laughing so hard at your gif πŸ˜‚ to dropping my jaw on the floor! Your pantry is unreal! Like… Perfection! I love the way you use that paper on the back walls. OK I didn’t like how I had mine totally and now I’m feeling inspired by all y’all. Going to go make some changes. Thanks friend! You rock at everything you do! {fist bump}

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    1. hahaha!Thanks Summer! I keep cracking up at that gif too LOL. So glad I finally tackled that monster. Have fun with yours my friend!

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  6. Amigo, everything looks amazing. Super lindo.

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    1. thanks amiga!and thanks for inviting me to participate in this post! This wouldn't have happened if you woundnt have invited me :)

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  7. Mr. Gray, may I say that your pantry made my heart skip a bit! Love all the grays and how you treated this area like a full room project. That says so much about your amazing talent dear friend. I had to go over to many of the ideas because when I finally have a pantry, I'm silently copying many of these ideas... :) Thanks for sharing Oscar!

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    1. Thanks so much Gloribell! I would be flattered if you were able to use any of these ideas in your home :)

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  8. American Psycho, haha! That's awesome. You really did kill it with this pantry though! I have serious envy and feel the sudden urge to organize mine :)

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    1. do it!!! It's an amazing feeling to have an organized pantry! I went full-on with the painting and wallpapering, but even small steps like separating things makes a big difference :)

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  9. this pantry just gave me LIFE!

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  10. That Gif LOL! You're so great! I love the pantry! i need to do this too!!

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