How To Renovate and Reorganize Your Pantry with a Modern Farmhouse Flair

After moving into my townhouse, I wasn’t able to perform any major renovations straight away due to financial constraints. However, I could make small upgrades to enhance the space I had and make it more functional. One of the best upgrades you can do in your home is to renovate and reorganize your pantry. It makes a significant difference in any kitchen.

I had been dying to renovate the space since I bought this house in 2013. The kitchen didn’t reflect the modern farmhouse style I wanted throughout the rest of the house.

Plus, who loves wire shelving that bends when you put stuff on it? Yeah, me neither.

Before I could start, I needed to first remove everything out of the pantry. Who knew I could hoard so much stuff in such a small space?

Next, I had to remove all the wire shelving. Off to the trash with those stupid things! Once everything was cleared out of the pantry, I filled all the holes with spackle and then sanded, this allowed me to start with a clean slate. 

To add a little character, I decided to install beadboard on the back wall of the pantry.

Immediately after, I caulked all the crevices and cracks and then painted the entire inside of the pantry using Behr Premium Plus Paint in Pure White. 

This paint it gave the inside a great flat/matte finish.

As the paint was drying, it was time to move onto the shelves. Personally, the key to reorganize your pantry, is having sturdy and adequate shelving!

I used 1×10 and 1×12 boards to use as shelves. Once they were cut, I sanded and stained each board, which gave them a beautiful rustic finish. 

After waiting for 24 hours, I finally installed the shelves. I used 1×2’s for brackets, which provided an inexpensive solution while also giving the farmhouse look that I wanted.

Finally, it was time to organize!

To finish off this newly organize pantry, I purchased these glass containers from Amazon and used my silhouette cameo to make these personalized labels. Without doubt, I now have a container for everything in my kitchen.

Naturally, I used my Inexpensive Wooden Crates to organize my balsamic oils and vinegars. 

In case you wanted to make your own wooden crates, head over and check out the post {spoiler alert: I used $.98 paint sticks to make these!}

vintage glass door knob

Lastly, I have to share my favorite little detail of this pantry. 

Don’t you just love this little doorknob? I nabbed this beauty from a restoration salvage store we have locally for $40. 

I believe it gives this door the vintage charm this builder’s grade home lacked. Now, if you wanted one of your own, don’t worry! These little guys are in reproduction. You can purchase one online. Also, if you’re worried about the hardware being compatible with your current hardware, they make conversion kits! 

reorganize your pantry

Here’s the finished space in all its organized glory. I must confess that the lighting in this room is not adequate, so I apologize for the less-than-stellar photography. The photos don’t do justice to the finished space. Literally, nothing feels better than reorganize your pantry.


All in all, cheers to a more organized life! I’m raising my glass of wine to you all, which is much deserved and very needed. 


Until next time, 




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