This cottage style pantry makeover is one of the projects in our kitchen I have been excited to share with you!
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I’ve mentioned in a few previous blog posts that our kitchen is getting a little refresh, and while it’s not quite finished, today I thought I would give you a sneak peek of our cottage style pantry makeover!
One of the things we did in our kitchen was paint all of the trim Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. There are so many factors that lead to that decision, and I promise I’ll explain why once we share the full kitchen with you.
Basically, after incorporating some barn beams that we rescued earlier this year – all of the wood in my kitchen looked too new and very orange. I can’t wait to share all the details with you soon, but I just love how this gray looks against my kitchen cupboards as well as our stone feature wall.
After painting all of the baseboards and window trim, the pantry area really stuck out and I wanted it to flow with the rest of the space. We installed some basic pine boards using metal brackets about 6 or 7 years ago, and my husband built a platform for chopping veggies complete with a hole for scraps.
It seemed genius at the time, but I never really ended up using that area for chopping. The hole became more of a nuisance than a help, so before painting this whole area we just decided to wrap it with more pine boards for a more usable surface.
The shelves got a little makeover as well, we decided to switch the metal corbels out for these beautiful wood ones instead. I love these corbels so much and have used them all throughout my home, including my kitchen, sunroom, dining room, and even the boys bedroom.
Since the corbels were a bit larger than the old ones, my husband just ripped some wood and nailed it to the edge of each shelf in order to extend their width. Once all of the new wood and corbels were in place, I caulked everything.
Like I said before, everything got a fresh coat of Revere Pewter and I just love the cottage style vibe that a warm gray paint instantly gives.
Another thing we decided to do was add an affordable curtain rod and some curtain rings underneath the pantry in order to hide our trash can. I love the texture that the fabric adds – its just a curtain that I found at Goodwill, brand new from Target! I cut it to size and I love the linen feel.
I kept the pantry area pretty simple, because as much as I would have like to decorate this area – it really needed to be functional for our family. I chose to use the same glass canisters that I had before, both from Walmart! I love these large ones with glass lids, and the smaller ones with metal lids are perfect for ingredients that need to be kept air tight.
Be sure you watch my YouTube video above for my labeling method! I used dry erase stickers inside the lids to keep track of expiration dates! 🙂
The metal baskets on the top shelf are from Target, believe it or not I found them in the dollar spot for $3 each and they fit so perfectly up there! You can find some similar here.
Of course I had to incorporate some vintage pieces, so I brought in that awesome drawing board that I shared in my garage sale haul a few weeks back! I wanted a pop of white, so I had to bring in some beautifully Pfaltzgraff and fresh stems.
I also decided to store some marble cutting boards in this space, and I brought in some vintage copper for warmth.
And that’s it! I love how it all came together. 🙂 What do you guys think about my cottage style pantry makeover? I’d love to know in the comments below!