For a few decades, pantries became a thing of the past as homeowners embraced a modern age that included processed foods. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve started demanding extra storage space in the kitchen, and the pantry is back. Most builders include a pantry of some kind in their plans, now. Just because it’s there, though, doesn’t mean it’s pretty! Wire shelving, ineffective lighting, and cramped spaces are all fairly typical of builder-grade pantries. Get ideas for upgrading yours with these 5 Ways to Make a Pretty Pantry.
A little over two years ago, I posted 5 Ways to Fake Built In Shelving. Evidently, there are a lot of people out there who are looking for ways to get the look of custom built-ins without the expense of hiring a carpenter. And in the two years since I hit the publish button on that post, I’ve seen even more great examples of how people are using inexpensive shelving units to make gorgeous faux built ins. So here’s the sequel, folks: 5 MORE Ways to Fake Built In Shelving.
It’s no secret that shelving has been on my brain, lately. While I chose to keep my shelving behind closed doors in my new studio , I can appreciate a gorgeously styled, open shelf when I see one. So I was drawn to this sophisticated reading/dining nook by designer Marika Meyer, featured at Georgica Pond. I had to see if I could find some DIY tips out there for recreating some of the elements of this pretty nook.