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February 26, 2011

Other People's Pantries #148

From Leah, in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Ages ago, I resolved to take a photo of my pantry drawer for you, in all its nonfunctional glory, the next time it did its trick of overbalancing and landing on the floor when I pull it out too far. So here it is.

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The moral of this disaster is that when you're laying out the cabinet design for a kitchen, give it some thought and think about what you actually need to store!

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The other three shots are on the other side of the kitchen, where I keep my baking equipment, and if you're thinking that maybe I have some skewed priorities, you're right. I've got a lot more space devoted to baking pans and racks than to actual food! Something's definitely wrong with me.

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The only moderately clever thing I've done in my kitchen is to figure out how to hang wire shelves in the back of a cabinet's blind corner, so that I don't have to stack pans too high.

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So, for better or worse, here's my pantry!

Comments

i have those corner stacking shelves too, I got one at walmart and I stash my non-stick pans there, works like a charm!

well now i know where to go to borrow a baking pan!! haha thanks for sharing your pantry

Nice post, Leah, thanks for keeping it real!

Someone else with more pans than food. I don't feel so alone!!

@homegrown countrygirl: Thanks! I'm nothing if not real.
One of the ironies of my kitchen is that we actually took out a closet-like pantry when we set the kitchen up. The kitchen needed to be gutted because of a fire, and the pantry was smack in the path through the room, so we traded it for a much better floor plan and a lot more cabinets...we just didn't plan those cabinets very well.
I hesitate to say it, but the baking pans shown are only the ones upstairs! I've got a lot more in the basement.

So happy to see another cupboard like mine though I have one full of
food that falls out too, whew. Thanks!

The only problem I have found with my own pantry is that now matter how I organize, I don't gain more space. Thanks for sharing your pantry, I enjoy the peek factor!

Leah, Leah, Leah! We need to send you some help. :-)

thanks for keeping it real.
@ Melynda- I feel the same way!

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