Okay so Day 4 is all about How To Apply Contact Paper to drawers. Well, I wasn’t really ready to get to my kitchen drawers yet so I decided to do something a little different.
Which brings us to day 5…Fabulous Pantries.
I don’t actually have a pantry in my apartment. I have a shelf in my dining room that we made into our pantry. Here it is in all its glory:
Ugh. Just the sight of it used to make me cringe every day. I’m so thankful for this challenge because I would have never thought of some of the things that made my pantry what it is now. It’s certainly not perfect. I can’t afford all the fancy canisters and wooden baskets, but I did what was in my budget and I’m really proud of it.
Here it is now! I used a basket I already had to store baking supplies in the very top, I purchased baskets from the dollar store to store items in a more cohesive way, and the pretty contact paper gives it a pop of style.
You can see the design is really cute and it was only $1 per roll. I used less than three rolls for the entire thing!
I used these baskets to store Everleigh’s snacks (which take up and an entire shelf).
I got a plastic bin to keep pasta in and used a round basket for rice and grains. I still have my cereal in the boxes because canisters weren’t in the budget.
This basket is for sandwich items. I often make Ev almond/peanut butter and honey sandwiches and it will be nice to just pull down this basket to make them. I also got a little canister from the dollar store and my husband poked holes in it so I could store my garlic. I stole that idea from Imperfect Homemaking, too!
And just one more pretty picture of my vamped up pantry!
Stay tuned for day 5!