THE PANTRY ~ the ongoing saga!

The wood shelves in the pantry are kicking our butts!!!
The LOML is doing a GREAT job of keeping his cool while things are not going his way! I on the other hand want to rip my hair out!! It must be the Irish in me 🙂

Some of the things that are not going the way we want them to:
1) The stud finder is not finding studs. It says there are studs EVERYWHERE! (In a single girl’s dream!)
2) Lowe’s Home Improvement ran out of our melamine shelves.
3) The measurements (and NOT the LOML) are screwing up!Here is a picture of the first set of shelves

There is a bracket (1×3) under the shelf that is screwed into the wall. Then the LOML and I nailed the shelves into the bracket from the top.

This is what happened when I tried to put a nail too close to the edge. MY BAD!!

As the shelves are going up, I’m trying to organize all the “stuff” into pretty cannisters so y’all will think I’m just so awesomely organized and color coordinated!

On a trip to Target I found these babies…

I found these lovelies at Lowe’s Improvement

I’m thinking this bin will be for the many bags of chips!

These three baskets will be for boxed goods like rice, tuna helper, potatoes.

I bought these green beauties at The Container Store. The baskets ~ which I’m thinking of painting white ~ are from a baker’s rack that I had in my old kitchen. It stores our popcorn and Ramen Noodles so far.

I’m so excited to organize but we have to finish the shelves first. WE WILL WIN THIS WAR!!!

Have you ever done a project that just was not as easy as you thought it would be??

Love y’all,



  1. Linda,
    Those stud finders drive me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one too.And so many times the same thing happens to me.It finds studs everywhere.I don’t think they work really well.

  2. Hang in there… many years ago Jon and I redid my parents pantry not realizing the large job is was going to be! Can’t wait to see the finished project!