Monday, April 16, 2012

Kitchen Food Pantry Project.....

The new Kitchen Food Pantry Project....... above is the completed .....Below is the Before kitchen facelift....we moved the frig from inside the wall to across the room and we used the "hole" to build the food pantry.

BEFORE Kitchen Facelift

 First we had to build the inside with a shelves to hold the pantry shelving units.....


We used the old antique cabinet doors from an antique cabinet (that we repurposed) ..... I purchased these really big heavy antique barn door hinges rather than buy brand new, which were necessary because the shelving units that hang on the door hold can goods....... see here is the inside of the door units where cans and such are stored.....
The bottom section I was going to put matching baskets...but decided to use what I already had .... a couple of really old crates.... I put those grocery plastic bags in one crate and the other less used big items like the big jugs of olive oil in another......

For the door handles I decided to use these antique door knobs with the original face plates!  They already had this wonderful old chippy cream paint left on them so we just screwed them to the front of the door cabinets....... what a great conversation piece....and it functions PERFECTLY.  I'm glad we used door knobs because the doors are really heavy and they needed something bigger with more substance in order  to grab when opening..... your average cabinet knobs from the store would not suffice......  plus it gives the kitchen way more one-of-a-kind character too :))))



Here is what the inside looks like...... it is one of those pantries that swings open with shelves in the back too......  we bought the "GUTS" which is (4) pieces,  online from Kitchen Source http://www.kitchensource.com/pantry/rv-4wbsp18-25.htm
The only thing is it took well over a month for them to deliver......but the product is great and of good quality....not flimsy.....and I shopped around for the exact same cabinets this was the cheapest place and I got free shipping......perfect for the DIY and you save big $$$ by installing your own cabinet organizers.....

AFTER
I have another "repurposed" project that is on my list for my husband.......not sure when he will tackle it but I will be sure to share the project posts with you...... 

I hope I inspired some of you to stop procrastinating on those projects and just get started ....... go for it!!!  Feel free to share your repurposed projects on my Whendi's Bears Facebook page :) 

3 comments:

Amanda said...

What a great idea, it looks fantastic.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

WOW!!
What a great idea.
It turned out fabulous.
Tam

Carol Roll said...

Love it! Looks fabulous!