Now that Spring has sprung, I am definitely in the mood to get the house cleaned and organized. There is no better feeling than getting rid of junk and things you don’t need any more making your house cleaner and more spacious.
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t always organizing and cleaning. As a child, my bedroom had to be neat and tidy with everything having a specific place to go. I have many fond memories of even organizing the shelves in Wal-Mart or Target as a young girl and not even getting paid for it. My sister and Mom would be shopping, and I needed something to keep me occupied. I think back now and just laugh at what a nerd I was, or maybe still am.
Not only do I like organization, but I love colors and making things pop with bright colors. So this pantry makeover is inspired by exactly these two things. I love the pantry makeovers I see that are so uniformed and elegant, but I just couldn’t do mine without adding color.
So let’s take a look at the before pictures, and yes they are quite horrible I have to admit. Please just excuse the mess and now I have at least done something about it right? I hope you like the new look too.
At least my pantry was fully stocked just not organized or pretty at all.
I also wanted to challenge myself to keep this makeover to a budget. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to use some of the beautiful matching canisters I’ve found, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for them. That’s when I decided to take a trip to the Dollar Tree and see what they had. They usually have the largest selection of plastic bins and tubs.
I found these green plastic baskets for only $1 each. The pink and blue smaller baskets came with 3 in a bunch for $1.
For grains, rice, seeds, etc. I found these small clear canisters. I love the way they look uniformed but didn’t cost me $10 each like most other retailers.
The set of stainless steel canisters pictured below were actually my great-grandmothers. I remember after she passed away, there were so many great things of her that I loved and couldn’t wait to use in my house one day.
Although I have different canisters, stainless steel and clear, I love the vintage look of using different pieces. Some of the ones below were ones that either I already had or bought at a yard sale. The bread box was also a wedding gift to us that I have loved so much.
Getting reorganized doesn’t have to be expensive or some proper thing. Use what you already have and buy a few other inexpensive things to go with it.
The kraft sticker labels were also a great find from the Dollar Tree. I got two different packs with different designs and can’t wait to use them to organize other areas of my house.
To bring all the colors together, I got different designs of scrapbook paper with bright colors and floral patterns. I placed scrapbook adhesive squares on the back of each sheet and then placed them on the wall above each shelf. The paper stayed easily and added that extra pop of color.
I hope this pantry makeover has inspired you to do some Spring cleaning and organizing without having to break the bank at the same time. Enjoy your Spring and all the beautiful colors it brings with it.
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