For the time being, the pantry was the last of the home improvement projects for a while. The family room/kitchen area still needs to be painted and the kitchen ceiling needs to be painted. I would like to put pressed tin or beaded board on the kitchen ceiling .. something I can scrub, but I’ll wait a while before mentioning that to Vince.
Remember that I terribly dislike having things sitting on the kitchen counters. Everything had found a new home except the coffee pot and I came up with the idea to put it into the pantry. We ordered a drawer that had rollers on the bottom, but instead, we got a drawer that had rollers on the side so Vince had to do a little carpentry work to get it installed. He did it last week but it was yesterday before I was able to get in there and work on getting everything organized.
Do you think the bottom of the pantry was just a bit of a mess?
Even Speck was able to help himself to dog food when the pantry door was open and since things were so crammed in there, it was hard to close the door tight and half the time, it wasn’t shut good and he would manage to open it and eat way too much.
This was the little area where there were two electric plugs, one on the back wall and one on the side wall. Vince took the one from the side wall and moved it into the pantry so his coffee pot could be plugged in inside the pantry.
The containers on the floor have:
- Rice and Grains
- Tea, Gelatin and Pectin
- Dried Fruit
- Jar Lids
- Sprouting Seeds
There’s room for two more containers on each side so I ordered more.
Now Vince’s coffee pot sits on the roll out drawer, along with the coffee, the cups, the honey.
The drawer slides out, it’s the same height as the countertop so it’s really pretty convenient. He’s happy with the new location and I’m happy to have everything off the countertop!