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Can anyone get excited about my big pantry project? See pics!

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ChavGuevara Sun 18-Sep-11 12:21:04

In my flat there's a huge, original cupboard which has been full of junk for years. I'd like to turn it into a larder, store cupboard for pots and pans.

Can anyone look at the pics and see if it has potential?

peggyblackett Sun 18-Sep-11 12:25:16

Pics please smile

ChavGuevara Sun 18-Sep-11 12:41:20

There's one up now. I'll upload some close-ups (if anyone's interested) because it'll need a lot of work done inside and I'm not sure if I can do it myself.

ChippingIn Sun 18-Sep-11 12:45:41

Chav - it would be a brilliant larder/pot cupboard.

You can do it yourself - it's the inside of a cupboard - it doesn't matter if it's not 100% perfect.

JuneChollySawcutt Sun 18-Sep-11 12:55:03

This is a little minimal, but has a few good tips - and looks just the size of your cupboard!

ChavGuevara Sun 18-Sep-11 12:55:14

Ooh thanks. But there are loads of broken pipes and things. And lots of gaps that will need filler. Do you think I should paint it a nice colour and the beams a contrasting cream?

hophophippidtyhop Sun 18-Sep-11 13:09:57

That wire rack in the bottom is from ikea - I have one in my larder, very useful. I use the top for potatoes and the rest for various crap I need to keep. I have one of those ikea bag holders stuck to the wall for carriers, and the rationel shelf tiers for where I keep the tins. My larder is very similar to the one linked to, but with five times more stuff in it!

ChavGuevara Sun 18-Sep-11 13:44:31

Wow, that looks great Hop. It's it two sections, so I suppose I could have the bottom half for the hoover and cleaning stuff.

Any idea what I can line it with?

hophophippidtyhop Sun 18-Sep-11 14:32:09

My isn't half as nice looking as that one, it's just plain old magnolia! I have one of those iron holders from ikea too. Good idea about using the bottom for cleaning stuff and the top or food. I also have some coat hooks on the back of the door that hold scholl/ handbags etc.

hophophippidtyhop Sun 18-Sep-11 14:33:15

Or even SCHOOL -Makes it sound like I have a row of sandals on my door!

FreakoidOrganisoid Sun 18-Sep-11 14:41:01

Did anyone else read the thread title as big panty project and wonder why the op was posting pics of her pants?

ChavGuevara Sun 18-Sep-11 14:42:01

Hop I did actually have time to conjure up a row of old granny shoes grin

Well, I think have some work to do preparing the inside a bit though because they ripped out the boiler but left all the pipes and there's a lot of powdery concrete.

I love that link to ideal home!

tyler80 Sun 18-Sep-11 21:23:49

Our new house has a huge pantry (2 foot by 8 foot). It's low down our list of jobs to do but inspiration and ideas are always good.

Pannacotta Mon 19-Sep-11 10:00:50

I am planning on turning an understais area into a pantry so have a few links saved:
and this for the inside doors?

ChavGuevara Mon 19-Sep-11 11:05:08

Those links are interesting Pannacotta. Our cupboard doors are the original panelled ones but very narrow so I'm not sure how easy it'll be to find a unit that fits. I love the idea of putting hooks on the wall inside for hanging stuff, I hadn't thought of that, and it'll cover up some of the holes!

Gonzo33 Mon 19-Sep-11 17:16:59

I want one! Can you move it to my dream house

ChavGuevara Tue 20-Sep-11 09:31:48

Sure Gonzo I have one - would you like it complete with old hoovers, defunct dvd players, random powercables and ancient paperwork grin.

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