DIY Pantry Makeover with Help MyShelf is not only within budget, but it also makes the pantry look pretty and easy to organize. You would probably agree with me that pantry is one of the most challenging spaces to organize in the house. It comes in different shapes and sizes. Ours is small and a bit awkward and oh, with wire shelves. Yes! The wire shelves are prominent in all closets of the house. It’s not my favorite, so I knew then that it has to go at some point.
But because we have only moved here for less than six months to date, I have to prioritize which project is to materialize first. I realized while writing this post that in a short period, we have already completed four major projects. We have elegantly furnished the hardwood floor, entire house interior paint, screened patio, and fence. This means that our budget for rooms updates in the house is minimal. I get so excited when I found the Help MyShelf. One thing that I love about this product is it’s proudly ‘Made in America’.
The day before I installed the Help MyShelf, I painted the pantry with Olympus White SW6253 replacing the pale contractors paint color that came with the house. I let it dry overnight. Then, it’s time for the actual pantry makeover.
The Help MyShelf box came with a tape measure, saw, saw guide, 20pcs attachment clips, 5pcs (60″ length) decorative front covers, 5pcs style caps, and 5pcs (60″ length with 12″ & 16″ depths) shelf liners. The installation instructions manual is detailed, making it easy to follow through.
Depending on the shape and size of the pantry, this can be a weekend project. Did I mention ours is tiny with an awkward space? I thought so. 🙂 It took me about 2 hours to complete the project. Although I made the perfect cut of the decorative front covers and didn’t have to cut the first set of the shelf liners, the second set was a different story. Because of the variation of shapes and sizes on the other end of the pantry, I spent extra time to measure and cut. Somehow, it was a case of trial and error.
First things, first. I removed all the items from the shelves. Once it’s cleared, I opened the Help MyShelf box and measured the space I’m working on with the provided tape measure. I double checked the measurement then, cut the decorative front covers. When the parts were ready, I installed the attachment clips to the back channel to each of the decorative front covers and install one shelf at a time.
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See photos of me while working. 🙂
If you’re planning to do the same project, I highly recommend measuring the length and depth of the wire shelves first before making a purchase. I used two boxes for our pantry although, I bought three boxes, one for the Laundry room. That’s why in the after photos I used 15 pieces of style caps all in all.
Pretty and Organized Pantry
After seeing this pretty and organized pantry of ours, I’d say that makeovers shouldn’t be expensive rather it takes careful planning and commitment to make it happen. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like paying extra for a job especially if I can do it myself. I love DIY projects! Yay, to no more tipping over of items on the shelves!
Let’s get organized! Shall we? The organization items I’m using are the ones we already have. The new additions are the white baskets, spice jars, and riser. You’ll notice that I repainted the black wire baskets with Royal Blue to add rich color in the space. To corral the cans, I use acrylic organizers and white baskets. For boxed foods and other odd shaped items, I corral them with the baskets. I also used snappy, clear white food storage. It’s perfect for most items in the pantry.
Tips for a Pretty and Organized Pantry
Tip #1: Use what you already have.
If a pantry makeover is a must, keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are endless possibilities of saving money while getting the look you wished for. I know it’s tempting to do a major update and spend more. There are many of those on Pinterest. But the idea for a makeover is to challenge yourself to get more and spend less. Are you with me? At least that’s how I defined a home organization.
Tip #2: Corral like items.
Use pretty and functional bins and baskets. Yes, it has to be pretty and functional! There are many ways to get through this tip. I got ours on Amazon and Walmart. I checked these stores regularly of which is having the best deals.
Tip #3: Make sure to add labels.
There are many different ways of making your labels whether you’re using Silhouette Cameo, Microsoft Word, or simply your handwriting. There’s no wrong way of doing it. Be comfortable with your style! Own it!
Tip #4: Use bins and baskets that are identical.
Avoid clutter in your pantry! Use bins and baskets that are identical. It’s easy for the eyes, and it looks neat. I usually order a couple extra bins and baskets just in case I’ll need it. Sometimes when you need one, you’ll find out that the item is no longer available. It’s always good to have one handy.
Tip #5: Make room for pantry notes.
Whether you’re using printables or chalkboard, for as long as its use for making pantry notes, then it serves the purpose. For our pantry, I added an adhesive chalkboard on the door to keep it clean and organize. It took me less than 10 minutes to install it.
Have you used Help MyShelf for a pantry makeover? Any tips for a pretty and organized pantry? I’d love to hear your comments below.
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