A broom closet turned pantry completed on a minimal budget!
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I can’t believe it, but our broom closet turned pantry is pretty much completed! And I came in way under budget- yay!
As a reminder, here are the pitiful before pictures of our completely underused broom closet:
And here is the after!
The main components of this little makeover- the white paint for the walls, the aqua paint for the inside of the door, the focal wall, and the shelves- didn’t cost me a penny. I had all of that stuff leftover from other projects. Oh, except for that little pink and aqua basket on the top shelf- I got that at Goodwill for $.97. I put our flour tortillas in it.
I took these pics on Sunday, and then Monday my door mounted spice racks arrived.
Here they are without anything in them:
And here they are all filled up!
Obviously I still need to organize them- I was so excited to use them I just put stuff in there- but holy cow so much better than having them in the cabinets and not being able to see what I have. I found three different cumins in there!
They were super easy to install- about 5 minutes for both of them- and only cost $20!
I have some motion sensor lights on order from Amazon- those are $14- which I’ll mount to the shelves. Our goal is to to someday be able to have a light fixture hardwired in there, but that may be awhile. These will do in the meantime!
I know this is in reality a very small pantry, but this is the first time in my life I’ve ever had a pantry and it seems huge to me! This storage is so much more functional than when we had all of this in our upper kitchen cabinets. I can actually see everything instead of it being hidden in cabinets that were too high and too dark to work really well.
I was able to clear out two entire sections of kitchen cabinets with this pantry! I cannot wait to get those cabinets off of the wall.
Pantry makeover:the budget
So how’d I do on budget? Believe it or not, the only money I spent on this makeover was on the spice racks and the lights- so $35.
On the one hand I’m super glad that I came in way under budget- but on the other hand it’s a little frustrating that it took me this long to get this done when it cost so little money! Another reason to love the $100 Room Challenge- the kick in the pants to get stuff done!
Thanks again to Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for hosting this challenge, and be sure to check out the other reveals for tons of inspiration!