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Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Weekend Project

I 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):

And this:

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:

plus these

then this

and VOILA!

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!

That is freakin awesome!!!!!
Amanda   Sunday, November 4, 2012
This is amazing! Love the idea and saves so much space! Good for you girl!
Allison   Sunday, November 4, 2012
Love reorganizing and seeing the results. Nice job!!
LGrant   Sunday, November 4, 2012
That is awesome and totally inventive. Great job!!
girlcarew   Sunday, November 4, 2012
Very cool!! I might have to copy cat. :)
ktkat   Sunday, November 4, 2012
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