Over the weekend I tackled wallpapering the pantry in our vacation home. I took our small, ho-hum pantry and gave it a little personality with this whimsical wallcovering by Brunschwig & Fils (that I scored at their annual warehouse sale) called Potager. A potager is an English "kitchen garden" infused with French "styling" in the landscaping of a "vegetable garden", as commonly referred to here in the USA. The interesting history of a potager dates back to the 16th century. This wallcovering would not be my style to use on a kitchen wall, but absolutely my style for inside the pantry!
An image of the pantry from the outside.
A peak of a shelf before wallpapering. The space looks drab even though the shelving is new.
The empty pantry. I removed the shelving and prepared the walls before starting the project.
Look at the difference between the wallcovering and the spaces without.
A close-up look.
Now, when I open the doors I see happiness!
I am a big fan of using the inside of doors for storage. On one door I have oven mitts, spices, backing items and a holder for plastic bags (we don't have much, but we do have some.)
And, on the other door I have seven shelves for spices and a bag caddy that I use for all of my son's bibs.
This pantry easily houses our non-perishable food. I cook and/or bake almost daily, so our refrigerator is normally packed with perishable foods. I also store our melamine dishes in the pantry. Now, time will tell if I eat more because I like opening the doors so much!
A little touch with a big impact. This is the second closet space I've done and I'm thrilled with the results. It adds so much to such a small, but used daily space. This type of interior design is for you, the homeowner! Happy Monday!