I know! You probably wonder how any makeover could be done for less than $70? Let me tell you one secret - paint and a bit of thinking outside of the box. This budget-friendly pantry makeover was so long overdue. Yes, we all remember images of "before" 😁 not so pleasant.
When I first started designing a Moodboard for this closet, I had to incorporate beautiful wallpaper from Magnolia, but I had a hard time deciding which one to choose. Both are so gorgeous and would be great for this pantry.
I spoke to my landlord and while she said she loved both of the options, she was inclined towards the Willow
Yay!!! We've got a winner! Willow in green it is!
Step 1. Clean up
I first started by clearing out everything. Ugh boy, I found a lot of unpleasant things in there! 😁 I put everything into laundry baskets to make it easier to organize later.
When I finished clearing out the space I gave the whole closet a wipe with a wet cloth, paying special attention to the wall in the back that I was going to wallpaper.
Step 2. Remove shelves
I removed one of the shelf brackets since it was broken. I had an idea to add an extra shelf. But when I tried it out it looked a bit too cramped so I figured that it's better to leave it the way it is and I just added new brackets instead of the old ones.
Step 3. Wallpaper
Wallpaper the back wall. Ok, this was my first time attaching wallpaper since I was a kid, so cut me a bit of slack. 😁
I was following the instructions and advice that Madison from @blushingbungalow gave me - always make sure to draw a straight line on the wall next to the wallpaper sheet!
That was such a valuable tip that helped me put the wallpaper straight. Well, not so fast since I discovered that walls weren't even in this closet. Haha, are they ever even?
If you want more tips about how to put the wallpaper, check out this blog post by Madison.
One way or another I put the wallpaper on. I messed it up a few times. For instance, I completely forgot that I need to match the pattern and I didn't match the second sheet before cutting it. Oops! The good thing is it's a closet! And the pattern of this wallpaper is forgiving! But it's a good lesson for next time😁
Step 4. Painting sides
When I finished with wallpaper I chose to paint the sides of the closet with this beautiful color by Behr. I simply used a brush and a sample since that was more than enough for both sides. I probably finished half of the sample can.
Step 5. Making shelves
I wrote a very detailed blog about how to make faux floating shelves. So I won't repeat myself, you can find it on my blog 🙂
Step 6. Add pack lights
These puck lights are so fun! I added one for each shelf and now I can light up these dark corners and see what's in front of me ahaha
For more after photos, you can visit this blog! It's so exciting! Are you inspired to refresh your pantry?