Luckily for me (or not so luckily), I don't have a true pantry in my house. Those items that would look lovely in a pantry, are all spread about in different nooks and crannies.
Also luckily for me is the fact that my house has to be extra specially clean and organized right now, due to it being on the market and people calling to walk through at any moment. I have to assume that those very people will open my cupboard doors and medicine cabinets and look in my closets to see what they can see, right? So, I went crazy organizing about a month and a half ago and now my cupboards and "faux" pantry look great!
Here are my after pictures...
This is out in my laundry room. I love these shelves! I store most of my hospitality goods out here, not a lot of food items. Although, I do have some bulk items in that little closet, like a huge bag of dried organic dandelion leaves that I don't even know why I bought and don't know what to do with now. I'm sure it was for some home remedy that I was going to brew up (cackle, cackle).
This cupboard is in my kitchen and looks mostly nice. Every time I go to IKEA or the Container Store, I want to spend loads of money on canisters and bins to make it look even nicer! I loved how Kathi's cereal bins looked in her pantry, she found those at Winco. I have another small cupboard for more spices and another cupboard with cooking/baking items in it. Oh, and that one other cupboard with snacks... I didn't want you to see that one, because it is empty of food and full of candy from the Harvest Party!
Here is a look into my tea and coffee cupboard. Ugh! I despise the insides of my cupboards (built in the 70's), but the outsides are a nice creamy yellow. What I really wanted you to see are the new tea containers I found at IKEA. I love them!!! I used to have a little tea display box for when guests came over, but it only fit a small amount of tea bags and then this cupboard would be full of the leftover teas in their boxes, flying out at me every time I opened the door. I may need to get a couple more of these boxes, because I was out of my favourite teas when I filled these.
Here is the closeup look of these little bins. Love em!
And that concludes the tour of my "faux" pantry for today.
Thanks to Tiff for hosting the Pantry Raid!