Other People's Pantries #147
From Greta, in Noblesville, Indiana:
For years now I have examined, studied, and stood in awe of pantries. I loved the idea of being able to walk in and find what you want without a constant search. This year when everyone asked me what I wanted for my birthday instead of the usual "whatever is fine" answer I knew. I want to do my PANTRY.
Before I had three wire shelves in my 6x9 walk in pantry that lined the back. Sure it was functional to an extent but making things sit correctly on wire shelving drove me batty at times! Pricing out custom shelving for the area was an eye opener. There had to be another way!
Voila (enter hallelujah music) IKEA! My wonderful husband and I built this shelving unit in two days using Ikea billy shelving and some trim.
Now I love my pantry! It serves my need to prepare meals more efficiently and look pretty (I had installed a glass door years earlier so this was a necessity!) For all those people who think things have to be expensive to be pretty I say shop around! The majority of the glass in this pantry was bought from my local Goodwill shops and 50% off sales at Hobby Lobby.
On Saturdays, for three years, we've been peeking into Other People's Pantries all around the world.
*There are eight more pantries to share. If you'd like this feature to continue -- if you've been meaning to send your photos but haven't gotten around to it -- please send in your pantry photos. Here's how.
And, please put your camera to work on Market to Pantry, alternating on Saturdays with Other People's Pantries. There are four more markets to share.
Come on -- show us your favorite supermarket, farmer's market, ethnic market, big box store or roadside stand. We'd love to see where you shop for food! Here's how.