Friday, March 14, 2014

The Open Pantry

Since I got these large 1/2 gallon jars,
I needed a place to store all of them.
I decided that this shelf I made pre-blogging days, was perfect to keep all my jars organized.
The shelf was made using 

two 2x1x8 pieces of wood, 
wood screws and free wine crates.
I slanted the crates at an angle.
This project was made with a screwdriver only
(back then I had the store cut the wood in half for me).
This was an easy, easy project with no special tools required.
Anyway, I am still keeping the bottom crate to store potatoes.
(I use a placemat to keep the potatoes in the dark)
The top 2 crates now hold most of my glass jars.
I did not labeled my jars,
but you could paint the lids with chalkboard paint,
and write the content on it.
If you are looking into making a simple and cheap shelf to organize your kitchen,
this is definitely the way to go.

Stay Frugal,


Cheryl Thornton said...

great little project!! and from the looks of it - handy to have for any room!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Art and Sand said...

What a fun way to store your supplies.

I laughed that you made the piece with just a screwdriver. That is right up my alley.

Andi Filante said...

I'm so jealous...I want those wine boxes. ;)


Carla from The River said...

I am planning to build a pantry this summer...and this is just up my alley.

Dee Lapin said...

Great idea Daniela! It must be strong to hold all those glass bottles.

Kelly said...

Love that shelf system you made. That looks like the perfect way to store those jars.

Cranberry Morning said...

That was a great idea for nice looking storage!

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea. I have said it before and will say it again- you are very clever in your usage of things you come across or already have. xo Diana

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so cute!

Christine Vandormolen said...

love love love the shelf!!! great job!!! Christine from Little BRags...PINNED

td said...

I think I'm goin to make this for my "panty". I love the lant...thant's what make this so functional thanks for the post.

dan early said...

I'll help anyone empty those crates!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

This is a great project! Love it!

Colleen said...

Oh, I love your shelf project. Just what I need to hold my canned jams and jelly's in and I am well blessed with lots of wooden wine boxes,
Perfect project; quick, easy and simple
Enjoy your weekend
ColleenB. ~ Texas

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Love this shelf Dani and the fact that you made it with just a screwdriver is great!

must love junk said...

This looks great!! Love the shelf and the jars!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

This would be a great display piece in a store too. Love it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
That is a very practicle solution and the slanted angle makes it handy too. Glass jars would not need any labeling as the contents are visible.
Hugs to you,

Revi said...

storage is always a good thing! i use the half gallon jars, too. I make kombucha tea with them, and use them to store grains, too.

Libby said...

Fantastic shelving! I love the total look of the piece, mason jars and all. I love the wine crates. Unfortunately I've not been able to find any or when I do they are expensive. I'll keep my eyes open just in case. I always love your work and how everything ties in together in your home. :-)

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I love this! I'm in the middle of making a sewing room and needed shelving ideas. Luckily I have a few wine crates I can use. Thanks for the inspiration.

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