Well, I’ve given my pantry makeover a new makeover!
Let’s take a look back at what my kitchen pantry looked like the day we moved into our home…
See the big orange door? That was my small, dark pantry. I didn’t like it at all.
So what’s a girl to do?
Well, tear it down, that’s what!
Okay, so Cy tore it down.
And I made supper while he did it.
Is it just me, or is seeing your husband tear a down a wall sexy or what?!
Once the old pantry was completely gone, I was amazed at how much bigger the kitchen looked!
Cy built some new cabinets with baskets where the pantry used to be…
We filled up the rest of the empty wall space with a shallow, wide pantry.
I have loved this pantry ever since!
It is so easy to see everything inside the pantry and nothing gets “lost” in the back of it. It’s also easy to clean.
Even though I have loved this pantry very much, I had to make a couple of changes to it.
Why, you ask?
Because of my new Keurig.
Recently, I received a new Keurig Vue, and it sat on my kitchen countertop by the fridge.
That’s totally fine, except that my toaster, canisters, blender, mixer, and more was on my countertop too.
I don’t like a cluttered countertop, and I don’t have a lot of counter space.
So I decided I needed to “tweek” my pantry to accommodate my Keurig and my toaster.
Here is what the pantry used to look like…
And here it is now that I made room for my new Keurig Vue!
I simply cut the top pantry shelf in half and cut some new boards to create new shelves.
I used my Rockwell Versacut to cut my 1×12 boards for the new shelves.
This tool is the bombdiggity!
It cuts like butta!
I glued and nailed the new shelves in place and installed an power strip with surge protection down the side of the pantry wall for my toaster and Keurig.
Luckily, there was an outlet underneath the bottom shelf of the pantry that I could plug the power strip into.
I used screw-in hooks above the Keurig machine to hold my coffee cups.
I also got a carousel to hold my Vue cups and placed it on the shelf beneath my Keurig.
Even though I lost some shelf space, I also gained some shelf space by creating an extra shelf on the top right of the pantry.
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Click on the picture below to see “before and after” pictures of our complete kitchen makeover!
Disclosure: I received a free Keurig Vue to review on my blog. I was not told what to do or say. Everything I shared is 100% Traci-fied.
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