I want to share with you a simple, free upgrade I made to my pantry.
My pantry used to be one of the most organizationally dysfunctional spaces in my house. I did a massive pantry re-organization back in August 2010, when I literally emptied it, cleaned it, and re-arranged it in a way that works for our family. You wouldn't believe how proud I am that this space has stayed organized since then! Sometimes it gets a little bit cluttered, but it's never again gotten out of hand.
You can read all about my low-cost, real-life pantry organization project here.
I used a black-and-white theme when adding a couple of decorative elements to my pantry, and one day it occurred to me that it would both look cute and be very useful if I were to add a chalkboard to the space. So I used some painter's tape, chalkboard paint, and a disposable foam roller, and
Isn't that the cutest thing?
I was lucky that my doors all have these nice panels, so I simply taped off and painted the top panel. But this would be easy to do with any kind of door. And with painter's tape, it would be easy to mask off just about any shape and fill it in with chalkboard paint. Just be sure your painter's tape is stuck down good and tight. Use short lenghts of tape pieced together to form curves. For an ultra-smooth finish, apply the paint in several thin coats with a foam roller. Easy as pie!
As you can see, I'm already using it to keep up with grocery needs. But I'm thinking it might also be a good place to use a little inspirational note or just to say "I love you" to anyone who might be pantry-stalking.
Maybe an inspirational poem would look better than a list including onions, garlic, and grits. Food for thought!
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