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My Pennant Pantry — plus a couple cool things!

16 Nov
I had a terrible sinus infection last week, and got all hyped up on Sudafed. On Friday night at eleven-o-clock I thought it would be an awesome idea to rip my pantry apart and paint it. So that’s what I did.

I’m not saying it didn’t need it. It totally did!!
 
This floral shelf liner had been on the shelves since we moved in 8 years ago, and even then it wasn’t my favorite. I told you I was a procrastinator – lol. 
I painted it my favorite color — this bluish-green. And since it was midnight by the time I was ready to paint, I rummaged around and found this left over paint from my 
Beachy Bathroom Redo.
Saturday I decided that it just needed something else. And you know there are so many great pantry makeovers out there. I love Shelley’s at House of Smiths and Beth from the Stories of A to Z recently did a great pantry makeover too.
I decided to make some pennants on my Silhouette. I started experimenting and discovered that there were a set of three downloadable pennants at the Silhouette Online Store and for .99 cents, that was so much easier than trying to design my own!
So I printed them off and had a fantastic time adding a little whimsy to a part of my house that we use more than anything else!  
And at the top of the pantry I hung a real pennant. 
I just love it!!
{And another great thing about vinyl is you can peel it right off when you are ready to change things up again}  
I had a hard time getting the lighting right since it’s a pantry and pretty dark. I almost went a little crazy and wanted to hang a chandelier in there, but ultimately I thought that would be going a little too far for a pantry. But, who knows — maybe I still will. A very small chandelier!
 I couldn’t find any shelf liner that I liked. Then I remembered that I had bought some patterned felt placemats on sale at TJ Maxx last year — so I used those on the shelves. It’s lucky that I bought four sets. I guess it was fate – lol. And, I had some empty silver containers that I had bought for my office and never used. Perfect!
I also printed some vinyl labels off for some canisters I found at Ikea.
 It was great to organize all of our food. I had some wire baskets that I had bought for my Laundry Room Redo and never used, so I brought those out. 
 And then on a trip to Ikea on Saturday, I found some round gift tags. I brought them home and sprayed them with some Chalkboard Spray Paint to make little tags. I’m still loving those Chalkboard pens. If you don’t have those — put them on your Christmas list! You can find them at Michaels.
I added a few pennants to the front of the pantry door too. And I printed off a Thankful list so my kids can think about what makes them thankful every day. {And yes, I used to have a darling knob, but it fell off and broke – so now I am back to the beautiful gold fixture. I need to spray paint that!}
Another thing that I love is the over-the-door organizer that I bought. It is a great place to keep things that get a lot of use, like salt and pepper shakers and big spice containers. It frees up much needed shelf space. 
 I am really excited to have a place to keep extra serving pieces and glass water pitchers. 
And I even found a spot for my Silverware Wreath!! 
So there you have it — my weekend Sudafed project! 
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I have a bunch of tutorials that I am so excited to share. I am going to sneak them in this week, along with the other fun stuff that I will be sharing.
And speaking of sharing, I am guest posting a Burlap Scrabble Thanksgiving Wreath on a super fun blog — Living Locurto! 
If you aren’t familiar with Amy’s blog — come over and check it out! 
Amy has so many great ideas and tons of amazing printables on her blog and in her shop: 
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And, I’m having a giveaway over on my Tatertots & Jello Facebook page!! 
Check out TWIG — an awesome shop I found a couple weeks ago!! 
It’s run by the cutest couple — Michelle and Steve.
 They make really cool, modern gifts. 
Come over and see what they are giving away!
XOXO

I’m linking up to these fabulous parties  – check them out!!
 
  

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Guest Project — Beadboard Pantry {with DIY carousels}!

19 Aug

Hi, I’m Emily from Decorchick!  I am so excited to be guest posting today on Tatertots and Jello!!  I haven’t been blogging for very long, but Jen’s site is one of the first I fell in love with, so this is like a dream come true!  I recently gave our pantry a pretty big overhaul with the help of my Dad, and thought I would share it with you all today.  It really has changed my life, and I hope you get inspired to get your pantry organized! 🙂
Well, well well!  I never thought I could love a pantry as much as I do now.  Actually, I never thought I would even give the pantry a makeover.  After all, it’s just a pantry.  But boy oh boy, how life changing this makeover was.  Seriously.

Let me first give props and a BIG thank you to my Dad.  He really is a brilliant guy.  Now you all know where I get it from.  Haha, JUST KIDDING.  Sort of.   🙂  Anyway, he helped me a lot with this project and is the mastermind behind the new shelf/carousel design.  I will show you them later, and I will also write a separate post just about these shelves.  They are that awesome.  And if you decide you want some, which I know you will, he is even selling them now and can ship you some!  Update: Click HERE to read the post with all of the information about the carousels.
Ok, so here is our pantry before.   I love embarrassing myself.




We don’t live like pigs I promise.  And no, we didn’t trash the pantry so I could get some good before shots.  Sadly, it’s been like this for forever.

So instead of me showing you the afters right away, I’m going to take you on a little journey first of what we did to the pantry. Don’t hate me.

First off, I removed everything.  Put all your stuff in boxes and not all over your kitchen counters.  That’s what I would have done originally if my Dad didn’t make me get a box.  But yes of course he was right.

When the pantry was emptied my dad put up beadboard wallpaper for me.  I helped a little by smoothing out the occasional air bubble. 🙂  I already had a roll of it from another project, but I did end up having to buy 1 more roll for $15 so we could finish the top of the pantry.  While he was wallpapering, I did touch up our shelves with paint. 🙂



Sorry, in that last photo the paper was still wet, but that’s the only one I took with the whole pantry wallpapered.
Here is the wallpaper I used and got it from Lowe’s.



Next up came the installation of the amazing shelves/carousels my Dad designed and made.  Here is a picture of what they look like.

Don’t let the picture fool you.  These beauties are 20 inches in diameter!
I actually did install them, with supervision of course. 🙂  It was very easy though.


I drilled all of the holes first.  Here they are after they are installed.

Aren’t those awesome?!?!  They aren’t your typical “lazy susans,” trust me.  Anything made by my Dad is top notch.  They aren’t plastic, won’t bend or wobble, and spin so silently and smoothly.  You can put a TON of weight on these and it won’t affect anything.  They really are awesome.
Ok, so now what you’ve been waiting for!  Here are some pictures of the new pantry.


YES!!  Can you believe that’s the same pantry?  It’s like total peace going in there now.  I know that sounds strange, but everyone operates better when things are neatly organized.  I need these shelves in every cabinet in the house now!

I’ll show you some more afters in a second.  I just wanted to show you the cuteness I had to add to the pantry first. 🙂  I really LOVED the way Shelley at House of Smith’s organized her pantry makeover.  It’s just beautiful and so I used a few of her tips for organizing.
I did get the same big glass canisters from Wal-Mart, and all of the other new glass jars and plastic containers you see are from Ikea.  They are all really cheap.  About $6 for the big ones at Wal-Mart, and anywhere from $2-6 at Ikea.  Then I bought some Cricut vinyl for $9, cut out pieces with those squiggly scissors (sorry, I know they have a real name but I forgot), then used the chalk pens (bought at Michael’s) to write my label with.  Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick also did this with her adorable new jars for all of their cereals!




I really love those tall skinny containers.  They are airtight and currently house our cereal, cheez-its and almonds. 🙂
The pasta and bean canisters…

I didn’t know how I would like having it all seen, but I LOVE it!!  Besides it looking pretty, I love knowing how much I have of something now without digging through all of the packages.  I always seem to buy a pack of spaghetti when I go shopping, but now I know I won’t need to for a long time. 🙂

I hung a wreath in the pantry, ummm, just because. 🙂  I had gotten it at a resale shop and wasn’t using it anywhere yet, so I thought this was perfect!


Here are some more after photos!





So what do you think of this makeover?  I seriously am in love with the pantry now.  The new spinning carousels really provided a LOT of extra room.  The top carousel and the bottom carousel hold the taller items like appliances I don’t use every day, 2 liters, dog food, etc.  Really awesome.  Oh, and hubby organized the canned foods.  🙂  This was really an all around team effort project!

One of my goals was to eliminate as many boxes as possible.  I never really thought about it, but they do add a lot of clutter.  Of course I couldn’t buy a jar for every single boxed item, so I just put those on the right hand side of the pantry.  We don’t eat a lot of boxed foods anyway, so there isn’t much.
Another before just for giggles…


And after…

So how is your pantry lookin’ these days?  I hope you have been inspired to fix it up a bit if it needs it.  I promise it really will change your life!  And when I went grocery shopping yesterday, I spent $50 less than what I normally would, and it was even my “heavy” shopping day.  I really think it was because I knew what we already had.

I wished the beadboard wallpaper was showing up better in my after photos, but it’s the lighting in there.  It really looks great in real life. :

UPDATE – Please click HERE to read all about the pantry carousels and info on how you can get them. 🙂


xxoo,
Decorchick!

Thank you Emily! Your pantry is so beautiful — I want to move in and live there 🙂  Those carousels are genius!!!  

If you aren’t familiar with Decorchick — you need to head over for some serious DIY creativity! Here is a little taste of what you will find!
{Yummy Board and Batten}

 {Drawer turned Gorgeous Candle Holder}

 {Amazing Hutch Redo}

 {Painted Flower Pots}

Head over to Decorchick and see for yourself. 
You will be addicted — I am!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

XOXO

Guest Project — Beadboard Pantry {with DIY carousels}!

19 Aug

Hi, I’m Emily from Decorchick!  I am so excited to be guest posting today on Tatertots and Jello!!  I haven’t been blogging for very long, but Jen’s site is one of the first I fell in love with, so this is like a dream come true!  I recently gave our pantry a pretty big overhaul with the help of my Dad, and thought I would share it with you all today.  It really has changed my life, and I hope you get inspired to get your pantry organized! 🙂
Well, well well!  I never thought I could love a pantry as much as I do now.  Actually, I never thought I would even give the pantry a makeover.  After all, it’s just a pantry.  But boy oh boy, how life changing this makeover was.  Seriously.

Let me first give props and a BIG thank you to my Dad.  He really is a brilliant guy.  Now you all know where I get it from.  Haha, JUST KIDDING.  Sort of.   🙂  Anyway, he helped me a lot with this project and is the mastermind behind the new shelf/carousel design.  I will show you them later, and I will also write a separate post just about these shelves.  They are that awesome.  And if you decide you want some, which I know you will, he is even selling them now and can ship you some!  Update: Click HERE to read the post with all of the information about the carousels.
Ok, so here is our pantry before.   I love embarrassing myself.




We don’t live like pigs I promise.  And no, we didn’t trash the pantry so I could get some good before shots.  Sadly, it’s been like this for forever.

So instead of me showing you the afters right away, I’m going to take you on a little journey first of what we did to the pantry. Don’t hate me.

First off, I removed everything.  Put all your stuff in boxes and not all over your kitchen counters.  That’s what I would have done originally if my Dad didn’t make me get a box.  But yes of course he was right.

When the pantry was emptied my dad put up beadboard wallpaper for me.  I helped a little by smoothing out the occasional air bubble. 🙂  I already had a roll of it from another project, but I did end up having to buy 1 more roll for $15 so we could finish the top of the pantry.  While he was wallpapering, I did touch up our shelves with paint. 🙂



Sorry, in that last photo the paper was still wet, but that’s the only one I took with the whole pantry wallpapered.
Here is the wallpaper I used and got it from Lowe’s.



Next up came the installation of the amazing shelves/carousels my Dad designed and made.  Here is a picture of what they look like.

Don’t let the picture fool you.  These beauties are 20 inches in diameter!
I actually did install them, with supervision of course. 🙂  It was very easy though.


I drilled all of the holes first.  Here they are after they are installed.

Aren’t those awesome?!?!  They aren’t your typical “lazy susans,” trust me.  Anything made by my Dad is top notch.  They aren’t plastic, won’t bend or wobble, and spin so silently and smoothly.  You can put a TON of weight on these and it won’t affect anything.  They really are awesome.
Ok, so now what you’ve been waiting for!  Here are some pictures of the new pantry.


YES!!  Can you believe that’s the same pantry?  It’s like total peace going in there now.  I know that sounds strange, but everyone operates better when things are neatly organized.  I need these shelves in every cabinet in the house now!

I’ll show you some more afters in a second.  I just wanted to show you the cuteness I had to add to the pantry first. 🙂  I really LOVED the way Shelley at House of Smith’s organized her pantry makeover.  It’s just beautiful and so I used a few of her tips for organizing.
I did get the same big glass canisters from Wal-Mart, and all of the other new glass jars and plastic containers you see are from Ikea.  They are all really cheap.  About $6 for the big ones at Wal-Mart, and anywhere from $2-6 at Ikea.  Then I bought some Cricut vinyl for $9, cut out pieces with those squiggly scissors (sorry, I know they have a real name but I forgot), then used the chalk pens (bought at Michael’s) to write my label with.  Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick also did this with her adorable new jars for all of their cereals!




I really love those tall skinny containers.  They are airtight and currently house our cereal, cheez-its and almonds. 🙂
The pasta and bean canisters…

I didn’t know how I would like having it all seen, but I LOVE it!!  Besides it looking pretty, I love knowing how much I have of something now without digging through all of the packages.  I always seem to buy a pack of spaghetti when I go shopping, but now I know I won’t need to for a long time. 🙂

I hung a wreath in the pantry, ummm, just because. 🙂  I had gotten it at a resale shop and wasn’t using it anywhere yet, so I thought this was perfect!


Here are some more after photos!





So what do you think of this makeover?  I seriously am in love with the pantry now.  The new spinning carousels really provided a LOT of extra room.  The top carousel and the bottom carousel hold the taller items like appliances I don’t use every day, 2 liters, dog food, etc.  Really awesome.  Oh, and hubby organized the canned foods.  🙂  This was really an all around team effort project!

One of my goals was to eliminate as many boxes as possible.  I never really thought about it, but they do add a lot of clutter.  Of course I couldn’t buy a jar for every single boxed item, so I just put those on the right hand side of the pantry.  We don’t eat a lot of boxed foods anyway, so there isn’t much.
Another before just for giggles…


And after…

So how is your pantry lookin’ these days?  I hope you have been inspired to fix it up a bit if it needs it.  I promise it really will change your life!  And when I went grocery shopping yesterday, I spent $50 less than what I normally would, and it was even my “heavy” shopping day.  I really think it was because I knew what we already had.

I wished the beadboard wallpaper was showing up better in my after photos, but it’s the lighting in there.  It really looks great in real life. :

UPDATE – Please click HERE to read all about the pantry carousels and info on how you can get them. 🙂


xxoo,
Decorchick!

Thank you Emily! Your pantry is so beautiful — I want to move in and live there 🙂  Those carousels are genius!!!  

If you aren’t familiar with Decorchick — you need to head over for some serious DIY creativity! Here is a little taste of what you will find!
{Yummy Board and Batten}

 {Drawer turned Gorgeous Candle Holder}

 {Amazing Hutch Redo}

 {Painted Flower Pots}

Head over to Decorchick and see for yourself. 
You will be addicted — I am!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

XOXO

Reorganize Your Pantry — with…. Quatrefoil!!

23 Jul
 You MUST go over to my friend Shelley @ House of Smith’s and see her pantry reorganization! She used vinyl Quatrefoil and it is fabulous! 
She also has great organization tips and ideas to make your pantry — Spectacular!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pantryfinishedrspicnicchocolatecake086.jpg?w=300
Truly Awe-inspiring!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pantryfinishedrspicnicchocolatecake074.jpg?w=300
Plus, if you want to make over your pantry, or make a different project using Quatrefoil — you can order the quatrefoil vinyl from her. Check it out @ House of Smiths!
So cool!
XOXO

Reorganize Your Pantry — with…. Quatrefoil!!

23 Jul
 You MUST go over to my friend Shelley @ House of Smith’s and see her pantry reorganization! She used vinyl Quatrefoil and it is fabulous! 
She also has great organization tips and ideas to make your pantry — Spectacular!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pantryfinishedrspicnicchocolatecake0861.jpg?w=300
Truly Awe-inspiring!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pantryfinishedrspicnicchocolatecake0741.jpg?w=300
Plus, if you want to make over your pantry, or make a different project using Quatrefoil — you can order the quatrefoil vinyl from her. Check it out @ House of Smiths!
So cool!
XOXO