Monday, August 30, 2010

Pantry Redo, with Mod Podged Fabric Contact Paper

Get ready for a long winded post! One of the things I wanted to tackle this month was our pantry. So what better weekend to do it than my birthday weekend (after we tackled the backyard course)!!

Here is the before picture of the pantry...

I was inspired over at House of Smith's and would have copied her entire pantry if I could have. But I still wanted to be somewhat original. I really wanted to buy wallpaper, but there were a few reasons I didn't go that route; 1) I could really only order if off line, and I am one of those people that has to see it first before I buy it, and 2) I wasn't going to pay upwards of $30 a role with a 2 role minimum to only cover half of the pantry! I also WAS NOT going to paint the pantry. Don't get me wrong, I love paint, but Mr. Husband and I paid a pretty penny to have the entire interior of our house painted... so I'm not about to paint the walls or shelves just yet!

So I improvised. I have had my eye on some Amy Butler fabric for quite a while, and thought "D, where can you use that awesome (and a little pricey) Amy Butler fabric.... ummm, your pantry of course!" Then I thought "D, how are you going to put fabric on your walls?" After thinking about it for a while, I had a vision...

I decided I was going to "Mod Podge" the fabric on to contact paper. This way, if i ever want to take it down, it would peel right off...

So off to the races I went! I only needed one role of contact paper, Mod Podge, 3 yards of fabric, and I ended up using 8 sheets of scrapbook paper, 8 ft. of decorative molding, and some fabric flowers... for cuteness.

**NOTE: Yes, Mr. Husband was totally okay with this fabric and color scheme. When I texted him a picture of the fabric asking if he was okay with it, he said "of course sweetheart, whatever makes you happy." Ahhhhh.... I heart Mr. Husband :)

After figuring out how long I needed the paper to be, I taped it together so I could just cut strips when I was done Mod Podging the fabric on....

Flipped over the contact paper, and Mod Podged! I thought this was going to take forever... but really only took about 20 minutes.


While it was drying, I decided I should probably empty out the pantry... and holy monkeys! I had no idea we had that much stuff hiding in the pantry, for two people no less...

Once the fabric dried, it really was as easy as cutting strips the right height for each shelf... then peel the back off and stick on the wall! It really is a awesome version of wall paper, because you won't have to rip down your entire wall just to take it off one day.


I then decided we needed some more height (our house as super high ceilings). So I mod Podged some scrapbook paper to some of the leftover contact paper and did the same as listed above.
Then to kind of cap it off, I added some decorative trim to the very top after spray painting it with "Heirloom White." As a side note, I also ended up adding clear contact paper to our shelves. With the jars and baskets I was going to end up using, I didn't want to have to deal with scratches.

Then the rest was simply a matter of collecting Jars, and buying some jars and wire baskets at Crate and Barrel (with leftover wedding gift cards). I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out!

A close up of the scrapbook paper with decorative molding...

I was so excited to finally be able to use my Pink mixer as a decoration... she hated her cabinet home!



The Pasta jars were sitting on our counter, but I decided they would be much more functional in the closet; we wouldn't have to worry about always keeping them full just for decoration!

I also took this idea from House of Smiths.... I went to our Ikea and used that jar to house the vegi oil... I hate those plastic containers they come in!

I am a cereal fanatic, so much so that we typically have like 7 different kinds of cereal at a time. So hopefully having just four containers will control my cereal collecting habits. Above the cereal I have my sprinkle collection, and used a cake stand I already had, added a layer with a candle holder and a wooden disk to give it a tiered effect...



I found these condiment holders at Crate and Barrel too. They were on sale for $4.99 a piece. But they were yellow... So I spray painted them green.

I also purchased these baskets at Crate and Barrel... you can find these anywhere for way way cheaper than at C&B, but I had gift card funds that needed to be used...

So here is one more BEFORE:
and AFTER!!!
Linking up to the Mod Podge CSI challenge and Thrifty Decor Chic before and after party!

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76 comments:

  1. WOW. That's a million dollar makeover, if I ever saw one! I am loving it! Makes me itch to get my hands on my own pantry!! =)

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  2. D- you keep amazing me!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the holidays!!!

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  3. Om goodness! I love the pantry. The decopaged shelves are pretty but the organization is even prettier!! I also love the names on the clear containers. Can you come over and redo MY pantry? It's just shameful, really. Awesome job.

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  4. Beautiful pantry makeover! Love it!

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  5. This pantry makeover is amazing! I have seen a couple of these awesome transformations in blog land, but this modge podge wall fabric takes the cake! Pure brilliance! This is a must try! Thank you, THANK YOU for sharing this awesome idea!
    Partying with you over at the Modge Podge CSI challenge! and excited to be a new follower!

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  6. I'm jealous that you have a pantry, period. That fabric contact paper you made is amazing.

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  7. LOOKS AMAZING!!! I am so jealous of all you guys with large pantrys. I just turned my broom closet into a pantry and I'm still workin on it. I really wanted to paint also but.... no, not gonna happen. Modge Podge is a great idea! I have to do something to liven it up and baskets are sure darn expensive here, cant figure out why?!

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  8. Hopped over here from CSI project.

    I like this idea! It turned out nice and I bet your smile everytime you open the door to retrieve something out of your pantry. So pretty.

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  9. Oh my word! It's brilliant. :) I love the gorgeous patterns and colors. I think if I were you, I'd just sit on the floor in there and think about how awesome it all is. Great job! (I'm going to feature this my Friday "Weekend Bloggy Reading" post) Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll come by and say hi. :)

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  10. Wow that is so beautiful! You did a fabulous job. Organizing my pantry is on the list of "to do's" This is inspiring.

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  11. =) So, I've been thinking about your pantry all day (lame, I know)... Do you think you could get the same effect using fabric with spray starch?

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  12. Brilliant! I wouldn't have thought of a pantry makeover (possibly because I, alas, don't have one.) Such a clever combination of fabric, Mod Podge and contact paper. And then all your jars and everything. So envious.

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  13. Fantastic, I love every inch of it!

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  14. Truly genius mod podging the fabric to contact paper. Genius! Your pantry is now a work of art :) Frame one of the photos of it! It's so pretty.

    Kristin - The Goat

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  15. Great job, so impressive! You are going to get oooooohs and ahhhhhhs every time you have folks over! I know I would!

    www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

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  16. this is fabulous! i love the condiment containers, i probably wouldn't have known what those were actually for had you not mentioned it, love the green you chose! i am thinking i need those wire baskets for storing all of those boxes of stuff i have! what a great way to keep them organized and easy to see. yahoo, great work!

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  17. Hey Danielle! Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog! It's always so much fun when people I haven't gotten much of a chance to get to know stumble upon it and we learn we have things in common!

    First of all, I LOVE this pantry makeover! Absolutely adorable! And of course, I clearly love that Mod Podge was involved. Once we get things out of boxes, I was planning on doing exactly this (fabric, Mod Podge, contact paper) to the drawers in our bathroom vanity. I too want it easily removable. This turned out great though!

    As for the Le Creuset vs. other brands... all I know is that every single chef I see on TV only uses Le Creuset! I think it's kind of like having a Kitchenaid mixer -- you just gotta have one.

    Thanks again for the comment, and glad I'm able to check out your blog now!

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  18. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post today for Weekend Bloggy Reading. :) Keep up the good work. :)

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  19. LOVE it! Wow - it is beyond amazing!! Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project!

    and I featured it on my Tatertots & Jello Facebook page.

    xox
    Jen

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! What a great idea about the contact paper. I so now want to do mine! Thanks for the inspiration girl!

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  21. I would never think to add fun to my food closet, thinking no one sees it. But I see it!!! So I love this project. Okay, you've inspired me. But first, I have to get through my food, good time for a cleaning.

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  22. Now you're organized AND you won an "official" award!! LOL Congrats!

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  23. I don't know if my last comment went through. LOL.
    But I LOOOOVE this!
    You did such an amazing job!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for even mentioning my pantry!
    I feel totally honored :)
    I'm totally going to have to copy that contact paper/fabric idea! GENIUS! really!
    LOVE everything!
    ~Shelley

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  24. Wow, I am totally stealing this idea for my pantry!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. This is so gorgeous! What a fantastic makeover!

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  26. i love it! thanks for the idea of using modge podge and contact paper with fabric. that is great especially for those of us who live in a house that does not belong to us!

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  27. I'm.So.Jealous!

    I LOVE IT! You did a fantastic job. This is my first time at your blog. I can't wait to read more of your posts. :)

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  28. This is great! Its so colorful! Now I want to put contact paper up! I had never seen it used on walls before! And we are renting so I could just take it down when we move! Did you test it? Did it come off easily? I wonder how easily it would come off in a few months??

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  29. That is SO fabulous! I love the fabric and scrapbook paper and moulding. Great idea! And of course, I'm a container fanatic too. :)

    Amber
    Silver Lining

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  30. That's an amazing pantry! I love it!

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  31. Your pantry is gorgeous! I'm so inspired to spruce mine up now. I'm going to feature your pantry on my blog next week:)

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  32. this is AMAZING! thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. I just posted about your pantry- love it!

    http://honeywerehome.blogspot.com/2010/09/pantry-party.html

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  34. Where did you get the vinyl for the labels? I love them!

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  35. OH I LOVE how it turned out, you did an AwEsOmE job!! I've been looking on how to do something like this for my droors on my new chest I just got. I might have to steal your idea. ;)

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  36. I have jumped over from Modge Podge Rocks. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE your pantry!! I wish I could copy the whole thing (pick different fabric so I wasn't totally copying though). Great Job!!

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  37. Oh I love it!!! It looks simply fabulous! And such a great idea of putting the fabric on contact paper!.

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  38. This is just what I needed to hear! I was just thinking about Mod Podging some fabric to the back of our TV cabinet since you can see the holes (yuck!) and was apprehesive since it would be pretty difficult to ever change if I wanted. Now I just need to grab so contact paper and get started!! LOVE IT!

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  39. So freakin cute!!!!

    ~The Mama Monster

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  40. This is AMAZING! And so SMART! I just love everything about it, can I feature this on my blog this month? {I am chatting all about kitchen spaces and yours has me drooling!}

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  41. So Awesome......love all of it.....and your tutorial rocks.....was able to follower right behind you as if I was there......excellent job....thank you for sharing with us and how .....

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  42. Oh my stars, I am coveting your beautiful pantry!

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  43. I just found your blog. Love it!! I featured your amazing pantry on my website: www.designedtothenines.com. Keep up the great work... can't wait to see more!

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  44. I just hopped over here from designedtothenines and can I just say once again, amazing! I would love to know what size of jars you used for your flour? I keep waffling between the 2 gallon and 1 gallon size, but I fear one is way too big and the other too small. Your opinion?

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  45. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-pantry-makeovers-getting-organized/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  46. This looks amazing! I could seriously hang out in your pantry all day, lol!

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  47. AMAZING!!! I never thought about mod podging fabric onto contact paper...you are brilliant! I also like how you used containers to fit their contents but because you labeled them all they work perfectly together. Thank you for such an inspiring post.

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  48. this is sooo cute! i love the containers! where did you get the labels from??!

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  49. You had some really great ideas and uses of materials in your pantry. Kudos and thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Danielle, I remembered seeing this a long time ago & I'm back again for inspiration. I'm working on my pantry this week. *Sigh* wish me luck. Hope it turns out as great as yours. I'll give you a shout-out when I blog about it.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  51. I did it! I feel like I've given birth to a child . . . exhausted, proud, etc.! Please do me the honor of popping by to see it. I mentioned you in the post because your beautiful pantry is so noteworthy!

    Warmly, Michelle
    http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2011/09/operation-organization-pantry-palooza.html

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  52. Love your pantry makeover! I just purchased the containers you used (@ Target) for Flour, Sugar, Oatmeal, etc. I noticed when taking off the packaging that the lids do not have a seal (to keep food fresh). Can you tell me if yours do or do not? I would prefer sealed, of course. Also, any feedback you can give me on the other items you used would be helpful! I plan on going to C&B to buy the wire baskets. Thanks and please stop for a visit @ Sweet Ava Kate!

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  53. WOW! Your pantry is beautiful; I love it!

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  54. This is such a great transformation! I love how you used fabric as the backdrop! You have inspired me to fix my pantry! :) Visiting from tipjunkie

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  55. This is my exact next mission!! My pantry looks exactly like this!! Although neat and organized, this is what I actually need to do!

    Thanks!!

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  56. I mentioned your pantry in my recent post! You have inspired me to transform mine and give it a similar look. Would love if you stopped by for a visit! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Did you make the labels on the Flour, EVOO, Sugar, etc?

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  58. Please, Please, pretty please tell me where you got your glass jars for flour, sugar, etc. I want one for cookies! I've been looking EVERYWHERE.

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  59. Stacey, My local WalMart has those glass jars, under $10

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  60. I think, IMHO, that you could do this without the extra step of modpodging the fabric onto contact paper and spend a lot less money on the mod podge itself (since,at least where I live it's almost $7 a bottle). You could use liquid starch to adhere the fabric to the walls. It goes up like wall paper, peels right off when you want a change, and cleans up with only water. It will NOT damage walls!

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  61. I was wondering where you purchased the vinyl labels for the Bisquick, Oatmeal, EVOO and Honey. I have the pantry 5 label set from House of Smiths but; do not see these listed. Thanks in advance for your assistance

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  62. Can I really use those glass jars for flour, sugar, etc? They don't have seals, not air tight. Does that matter? I always thought that way. I hope I'm wrong.

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  63. I love your labels and would love to know where you got them?

    @Sam, your flour and sugar are not in airtight containers while they are sitting on the store shelf so I am guessing it would be ok :)

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  64. Praise the Lord I found your post. I almost Never click on page "2" of a google search. But, so glad I did cause here you are - saved my day! Thank you for answering the question, "how do I make this lovely scrap paper into wall-paper?" - By using contact paper and mod podge. Oh thank Heavens, this is going to make all my kitchen redecortaion dreams come true, Im going to use it for a new kitchen back-splash. - Yes, that was dramatic. Thank you. Plus, a I've never seen such fancy panty ideas before - might try that one next!

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  65. I love yours - actually like it more than the one you were basing it on (House of Smiths). :)

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  66. Hi, where did you get your adorable labels for your glass jars?
    thx

    http://shopbycloset.blogspot.ca

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  67. I love the glass jars and canisters. It is so beautiful. It should be featured in a magazine. (maybe Martha?) Just saying-as good as Martha's.

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  68. I am green with pantry envy. I love everything about your pantry and can't wait to borrow some of your ideas for my own... Once I have it built, that is.

    I just bought an old house that doesn't have any sort of pantry to speak of and I hope to have a small cupboard/cabinet pantry built in an empty corner before I move in. Some of your organizing ideas makes me hopeful that having a tiny pantry won't be such a bad thing.

    Great job!

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