Part of our DIY kitchen makeover involved removing the old wall oven (which was way older than me) and replacing it with a new slide-in range. After remove the oven, which took all but 5 minutes, we were left with the dilemma of what to do with the old wall oven space. Our first thought was to turn the cubby into a pantry since our tiny galley kitchen doesn’t have one. We hired a cabinet maker to build two pull-out shelves to fit inside. And rather than add doors, we painted them white to match the cabinets and filled them with pretty (and functional) storage canisters to create an open pantry. I picked up a few items to organize the upper cabinet and really maximize our new tiny, but way better than before, pantry.
Since we opted for maximum functionality and skipped putting doors on the old cabinet space, we needed storage that looked good and was functional. I spent way more time than I’d like to admit designing these labels for our most used dry goods.
The stainless steel metal turntable is a game changer you guys. The rather tall, hard to reach cabinet made it near impossible to access bottles. But the turntable works so well for storing items we access all the time.
We kept some of our old Ikea storage canisters for items we use less frequently. You can download the printable pantry labels shown above over on The Neighborhood. And if you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out our entire kitchen makeover.