My husband and I bought a house last year and are so happy to be home owners! It has many great things about it, but one thing I was very disappointed about was there was no pantry. And we definitely needed one. I found a blog where a woman made her own stand alone pantry, and I loved that idea! So, I set out to do the same. I found this wooden armoire piece on Craigslist for $125. He was asking more but I got it for less. Yay! I brought my husband with me to pick it up. You gotta be safe with this stuff! Make sure you never go alone.
Here is the outside:
My husband added a shelf, a divider, and some spice racks to the inside door for me:
Here it is filled up with food
The two drawers underneath hold dish towels and all my things like saran wrap, foil, zip lock bags, etc.
And then the very bottom holds 2 shelves
The top has mason jars, pot lids, and cans. The bottom has potatoes and then some of my party things (napkins, paper plates, cupcake tier, straws, etc). It goes back pretty deep so you can’t see all of the items. It holds a lot of things and has turned out to be more useful than I even thought! I would like to paint it in the future. But for now, the natural wood color is good.
This is a great alternative if you don’t have a built in pantry in your home.