i will once again start out with my 'inspiration' pictures. out of the bajillion pictures i saved in my computer files and paper files (from magazines) of pantries, these are the two that i based most of our pantry design on.
it was very helpful to find a variety of designs because then i could narrow down what i liked and needed. i was soon able to easily say 'no' to different design aspects of a pantry because i knew what i liked. p.s. this principle was true for all of the rooms in the house! so start ripping out pages of magazines and saving pictures on your computer if you have not started yet. it really helps refine your style!
okay. back to the pantry.
elements i like/desired/needed:
1. chalkboard on the door.
2. clock inside (this will go above the snack drawer that the kids are
allowed into at 10:30am and 3:30pm)
~image via country living~
3. somewhat evenly divided spaces.
(i didn't want to break the budget on a million custom areas in the pantry)
4. two small custom shelves. one for 9x13's and a snack drawer.
~image via i'm not sure? if you know please tell me :)~
so here you can see how we implemented the chalkboard idea. we had the plain faced door trimmed into three areas that will coordinate with the other paneled doors in the house. the big box on top will be filled with chalkboard paint.
here is one view of the inside. there will be additional vertical
spacers added to further separate the longer shelves.
to the left you can see the 5 shelves for 9x13 pans. this is one dish we use often and many times more than two or three at a time. i am forever stacking an restacking, clanging them around, practically breaking...well you get the picture. mama wanted them separated! :)
the shelves on the left, beyond the 9x13 shelves,
i'm sure i'll have more to add to this as things are progressing rather fast at this point! :)