The Pantry Project

Our wire pantry shelves have been slowly starting to bend at the waist with all of the weight on them. Solution: wood shelving.


Please excuse the disorganization. I saw no point in organizing it I was just going to have to take everything out. 🙂

Leland: ‘Why are you taking a picture of that?’ Like I’ve said before, I am a neat freak, God bless my husband…Please excuse the mess.

After a quick stop to Lowe’s, We had the necessary supplies.

And after emptying the pantry….it was time for demolition.


  • Particle board shelving
  • Circular saw
  • Liquid Nails
  • 1″ x 2″ Wood boards
  • 1″ Molding
  • Paint
  • 1 box 2″ fine thread drywall screws
  • Drill (2 preferred)
  • Level
  • Pencil (for marking studs)
  • Stud finder


  1. Remove the old shelving.
  2. Measure the depth/width. Cut 1″ x 2″ wood 1/8″ or so less for fit.
  3. Apply 1/4″ bead of Liquid Nails to back of the board.
  4. Press the board against the wall and use a level to ensure that there is not a slant.
  5. Drill a pilot hole (I think I used 3/32″ or smaller) that lines up with the studs and drill a 2″ find thread drywall screw in.
  6. Repeat for the remainder of the wood runners. There will be 3 runners per shelf: one in the rear and one on either side. The side runners are at least as long as the shelf.
  7. Put the shelves in (bottom and work you way up for ease of access).
  8. Apply Liquid Nails to the side runners and press shelf down, centered on the runner.
  9. Cut pvc molding to length. Apply more Liquid Nails (small, 1/8″ bead) and press on the molding.
  10. Level the molding with the top of each shelf and use mall trim nails to hold it in place.
  11. Paint over the nails.
  12. Paint the back wall and wood to cover up any mess left behind from the husband. 🙂

Ta Daaa!


Then…the fun part (for me, at least) ORGANIZING!

As you can see I’m in love with Cascadian Farms’ granola (I mix about 1/4-1/2 cup of the granola and 1/4-1/2 cup of oats, top with fruit and cover with milk for breakfast. Yum!)

And Leland had to make his presence known….and he was trying to get his ball out of his doggie box.

Well, there you have it. The pretty simple upgrade house project for the weekend. Logan’s a pro now, if you need your pantry upgraded. 😉 (He will probably mad that I said that. haha!)


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