Weekend ProjectI was itching to work on a project this weekend. Once I finally settled on what I would be doing, we headed to Menard's.
Our kitchen is fairly small so storage has always been an issue. Ever since the first time I visited Ikea, I've been in love with their ability to do amazing things with tiny spaces. They had a pull-out pantry that I had envied for years. Recently I had a hard time finding it online, mainly just to drool over (if I remember right it was priced well out of my budget) so I realized if I wanted this thing in my kitchen I was going to have to make one.
Here is the space we're talking about:
Scratch that. HERE is the space we're talking about (minus nosy toddlers popping in the frame at the last second):
Bleh! What a cluttered mess!
I found some directions online for building a pull-out pantry from scratch, but here's the thing... I'm not a carpenter. I probably shouldn't be left alone with circular saws or routers or most power tools in general, really. And I definitely can't be trusted to frame something together at perfect right angles.
(Little known fact about me: I'm a lazy crafter. I take shortcuts whenever possible. I love being creative, but time is always a factor. Also I may have inherited some ADD genes so my projects need to be quick or they tend to be set aside and never picked up again.)
So here was my solution:
This project cost $70 (that includes some extra shelves and trim that will be added later). I'm thrilled with how it turned out and I'm actually looking forward to reorganizing the kitchen!