My pantry renovation is now complete. I moved everything back into the pantry last night.
Unfortunately, I can’t find any decent ‘before’ photos, except this one.
The old warped , dull looking shelving is better suited for its new home in my basement. The walls were tan. You may recognize the tan as the color I have painted over in almost every other room of my house.
First, we took down all the shelving and painted the walls Restoration Hardware Butter (matched in Benjamin Moore Paint). For the back wall, I purchased an Elfa system. Once we got the top bar anchored to the wall, the rest of the Elfa installation was easy. I still need to add the track cover.
On the right wall, I repainted the existing shelving. First, we applied two coats of white paint. Then we topped it off with four coats of water-based poly. It dries quickly, so we were able to do 4 coats in 24 hours. It also dries clear and does not yellow. Hopefully, the finish will hold up to the cans and bottles that I placed on the shelves. My dad redid the supports so that they didn’t take up any shelf space.
For the left wall, I purchased more Elfa Shelves and had my dad saw them in half. The old shelves occasionally flipped out-of-place, leaving my appliances on the floor. I had my dad secure the new shelving to prevent that.
I finished the project off with a new pull for the light.