A few weeks back the title to my blog was “Not so Pinterest Pantry”. This was the finished, organized cabinet.
But truth be told the entire time I was cleaning and re-organizing that cabinet, I was brainstorming on a new idea, and I am excited and hope to inspire you today. Industrial shelving is becoming quite popular as an open shelf concept in many kitchens and bathrooms. My creative side started examining a space in our laundry room, and now also known as the PANTRY!!
One of the things I hated about our laundry room is that it housed the salt tank for the water softener. Seemed like it would be a huge project to move it, but turns out one hour of service from Aquality Solutions and the salt tank has a new home in the garage 😀 ! I can’t believe I am actually posting these before pictures, but I like to keep things real.
These shelves held heavy appliances and dishes. Glenn accidentally bumped into these shelves few weeks back. There was a near catastrophe. I think it was that day that he asked when we were starting the new shelves. See ladies, that’s how you get it done!!
Ok, on to what this blog post is really about!! Let me start off by saying so very often I forget to take enough pictures during a project and this time is no different. We get started on something and before you know it we are knee deep into the project.
Below is a list of items used for our project.
- 5 Standard 48″ x 12″ deep pre-cut shelves
- (2) 3/4″ x 18″ Black Iron Pipe
- (18) 3/4″ x 12″ Pipe
- (8) 3/4″ Tees
- (2) 3/4″ Elbows
- (12) 3/4″ Flanges
The top shelf is 18″ from the ceiling and the remaining shelves are 12″ apart. These pipes are heavy together so make sure you are securing them to a stud or proper anchors for your wall type.
*They are also very dirty and grimy, so it’s a good idea to wear gloves and old clothes when assembling.
This picture is to show the room still left underneath. I plan on finding a more decorative storage solution than these baskets, but this shows the space available for extras 🙂 .
It was so fun to organize this new space. I can’t say I have a lot more room because the cabinet in my kitchen is much deeper than these shelves, but I feel way more organized this way. I can see everything and I don’t have to bend down and almost crawl inside. The top shelf is too high to keep any food, but I am happy to store these items that were tucked in my basement storage.
So how did I re-purpose my kitchen cabinet? Storage for those heavy appliances and dishes that I don’t use everyday! I LOVE IT!!
Used my Cricut machine again and made this cute sign.
Hope you enjoyed my before and after. Projects have been in full swing around here. Time to move on to another 😉 .
Author – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke