It’s that time again for the One Room Challenge! I cannot believe I signed up again. 🤦🏻♀️This time around, we are tackling the pantry. If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s sponsored by Apartment Therapy and the One Room Challenge. It’s to challenge homeowners/creators to give a space a makeover/refresh in 8 weeks. It can be stressful at times, but it really gives you a timeline to get your project done. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I have several projects going at once because I do not finish them. This challenge helps me have a timeline and actually complete a project. And when I say “we”, I mean “Handy Andy” and I. Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog for all the other projects!
A walk-in pantry was a “must-have” for me when we built our house. To keep everything within our budget, we went with plain shelves throughout the whole thing. We’ve lived with it for a few years now and I know what would work best for us and the current layout is not it. 😂 Don’t get me wrong, it is functional, but I believe it will work better with some closed storage. And you know I’m going to want to make it pretty! I’m going to go over the Before and my plans for the space. So, let’s get to it!
When we built our home, I knew I wanted a large walk-in pantry…otherwise, I didn’t put much thought into it. I mean, I would have loved a well-planned pantry with all the bells and whistles, but budget. So, we went with regular shelving on both sides. I felt that the area under the window felt too bare…so I placed an antique dresser under the window.
We tend to store a lot of stuff in our pantry. I have all my small appliances in there. But also, decor and my fancy dishes. There’s food too and dog/cat food. So, I’m going to need storage solutions for all the things.
Mood Board and Layout
I feel like my “home style” changes a lot. But I’m really drawn to English/European/French cottage farmhouse style. Is that a thing? I know I definitely want painted cabinets. I didn’t want to go with white (my kitchen is white), but I didn’t want to go to dark/moody. I’m really leaning towards a putty/mushroom color. People tend to say that Revere Pewter is dated, but I still really like it for a cabinet color. I have not decided 100% on my paint color though.
We will definitely be putting in base and wall cabinets on one side and under the window. The other side will still have shelves, but they’ll be more of a “built-in” look. Think our built-ins in the living room. My dream is to have a beverage fridge and a library ladder. I really hope we can pull those 2 things off.
It’s looking more like a Butler’s pantry to me. And if we remove the door like I want to, it’ll really look like one. Or it’s going to look like a very small galley kitchen. 😂 Imagine to the right of the upper cabinets some shelves. I’m thinking that will be the perfect spot for a plant and my cookbooks! 😍
I’m so excited to finally get this project going. We have ordered the cabinets and they should get here around the end of April. 😬 Before we install the cabinets, we’ll have to do some electrical work. And when I say “we”, I mean Handy Andy. We’re going to try and use some of our existing shelving, just make it look prettier.
I hope you’ll follow along with our Pantry Refresh Project for the Spring One Room Challenge. And be sure to check out all the other amazing projects that people are doing. Check back next week for the next update! Until next time Treasure Hunters!