THE KITCHEN PANTRY ~ the final lap!

The LOML and the fam worked diligently on the kitchen pantry yesterday!

We’ve been working on the pantry for a couple of weeks now. You can read about each stage below:
1) Inspiration
2) Removing wire shelves and filling holes
3) Painting and stenciling
4) Hanging the wood shelves
5) Still hanging the shelves
This weekend the LOML and Son #4 attached the front shelf supports between the shelves to make them stronger when we put all the goodies on them. We went back and forth on how to connect the supports to the shelves. We ended up using Son #2’s idea to use 3/4″ metal corner brackets like these.

They were screwed into the back of each support and into the shelf.


To make the outside of the supports look a little finished, we primed and painted these babies.


We will attach them to the front of the supports with paneling glue and small nails after the paint dries. You know what they say about watching paint dry don’t ya?
As usual, we are pressured to finish (we always put WAY too much pressure on ourselves to get stuff done) because we are having visitors this week and I don’t want to be climbing over all the food and kitchen appliances that are splayed all over the kitchen island and dining room table and floor waiting for their HOME to be finished!Here’s the “almost” finished pantry!!



And my favorite……


I have a couple of more little touches for the pantry and we are DONE!! I can’t wait to share them with y’all.

Hope you’re enjoying your week!
Thanks for coming by!

Linking up to Between Naps on the Porch “Metamorphosis Monday”
Skip to My Lou “Made By You Monday”
C.R.A.F.T. “Making Monday Marvelous”
Craft-O-Maniac “Craft-O-Maniac Monday”
Making the World Cuter Monday Linky Party
Homemaker on a Dime “Creative Bloggers’ Party and Hop”
Under the Table and Dreaming “Sunday Showcase Party”
DIY Showoff “DIY Project Parade”
Not Just a Housewife “Show Me What Ya Got”
Today’s Creative Blog “Get Your Craft On”
Tip Junkie “Tip Me Tuesday”
Home Stories A to Z “Tutorials and Tips Link Party”
The NY Melrose Family “Whimsy Wednesdays”
Southern Lovely “Show and Share”
Polka Dots on Parade “Wow Me Wednesday”
The Shabby Creek Cottage “Transformation Thursday”
House of Hepworths “Hookin’ Up with HoH”
Somewhat Simple “Blog Link Party”
Yesterday on Tuesday “Crafty Soiree”
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating “Flaunt it Friday”
The Shabby Nest “Frugal Friday”
504 Main “Tickled Pink”
My Romantic Home “Show and Tell Friday”
I Heart Naptime “Sundae Scoop Link Party”
The Prudent Pantry “Prudent Projects and Smart Solutions Linky Party”
Beneath My Heart “Best DIY Projects of July Linky Party”
Vintage Revival Stencil Me Happy Tips and Linky

Love y’all,


  1. Linda,
    Your pantry is looking fab!!!!

  2. It’s looking great already! Great job.

  3. I love your new pantry; it’s so much brighter!

  4. I love how your pantry turned out. The stencilling is great. The wooden shelves adds warmth. I am not a fan of wire shelves.Great makeover!

  5. Great job! And yeah, clean up will be so much easier 🙂

  6. It looks great! I like the paint color and stencils. I’m stopping by from Flaunt it Friday.

  7. Awesome job, Linda! I love the shelving and stenciling and that everything has it’s place!

  8. Great job. Love the new pantry!

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!

  9. Your pantry is beautiful! Really really impressed by how nice a job you’ve done. You should be proud!