HOW TO GET CLEVER, USE WHAT YOU HAVE, AND MAKE IT WORK. TODAY I’M SHARING HOW MY BESTIE AND I TURNED A PINE COAT CLOSET INTO AN EASY TO MAKE PANTRY ALL USING SALVAGED ITEMS!
Hi Everyone! Today I’m over at my Beastie’s sharing how we turned her turned her once coat closet into a pantry.
This pine cupboard, made by her dad, was once located inside her entryway door and used as a coat and boot closet. There’s hooks under the upper shelf for coats, boots were stored below and hats and mittens on the shelf. Her circumstances changed and no longer used it as a coat closet so I suggested we turn it into a pantry.
We’ve been partners in crime for over 40 years, we can finish each other’s sentences, and we have the best time when we’re together and most of those times there quite comical.
She was working with a budget and by budget I mean FREE. Luckily there was a flooring store right on the corner by her and every day the dumpster was filled with some new treasures. We had no pride when it came to dumpster divining we salvaged all the lumber needed to make the shelving.
We got a chuckle out of what the neighbors must have thought. Here were two girls hauling up all these pallets and lumber up to her apartment every day. We must have looked crazy but all her to do projects came from free stuff. Not only did it not go into the landfill but we created some pretty nifty things from the dumpster dives.
The pallets worked out great for creating the cleats we placed on each side of the pantry to attach the shelves to and the long boards we salvaged were tuned into shelves.
Did you happen to notice the galvanized recycle bins on the bottom shelf? Those are sap buckets from our neighbor that makes maple syrup. After they get worn out they get rid of them and we scored several for craft projects and her recycle bins. There’s nothing better than free stuff that’s still of use to someone else.
The best part about this project is the shelves are removable and it can be turned back into the coat cabinet or anything else further down the road. By the way her Dad made the pine cabinet for her years ago. I’m always trying to buy it from her because I love it but she wont part with it because of the special place it has in her heart.