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Industrial farmhouse walk-in pantry

Guys, the biggest project my husband and I have ever taken on is DONE! It might not seem that big to some, but neither of us had ever done any sort of construction, plumbing, or electrical on our own before. To completely reconfigure, rebuild, and redesign this space was a bit daunting at first, and it certainly took us forever, but we couldn't be more happy with how it turned out!
You can read more about our plan to convert our small, bi-fold door laundry closet into a full walk-in pantry and laundry room here. There are still a few minor things left to do, like finishing the trim paint and maybe adding a couple more decorative items to the walls, but we are going on vacation soon, and I'm so excited that I just can't possibly wait until we get back and finish those extra details before I share it all with you!
So, just for a little refresher, here's a reminder of what it looked like before...

Pantry makeover before...

And here is the after...

Amazing transformation! Swapped out the bifold doors for a pocket door to add more wall available wall space.

Ahhhhh! Can you believe it?! I love the difference that removing the bi-fold doors and installing a pocket door made! So much more wall space! I plan on putting a coffee bar along that wall to the right. We have a few other kitchen updates coming soon, so even the view we're looking at now will be different in a few months! I am loving it so far though!
I also love that you can see straight through into our new laundry room when the sliding pocket door is open. We opened that wall up and added the laundry room into the oversized garage.
An industrial farmhouse combined pantry and laundry room

Inside the pantry, we added some pretty shelving. We stained pine boards and used these black Ikea brackets.
DIY industrial farmhouse pantry shelving. Wooden crates for food storage are a great idea to get organized!

To get organized, I painted some wooden crates and added some handmade wooden labels.

DIY industrial farmhouse pantry shelving. Wooden crates for food storage are a great idea to get organized!
Below the shelving, I added some baskets to store Cade's bibs and our dish towels. I had trouble finding baskets that looked good in the space, so I bought some rattan baskets from Homegoods and spray painted them with this black paint. I also stained the handles of the basket on the left using my favorite stain.

DIY industrial farmhouse pantry. Great idea to update baskets with spray paint and use them to store kitchen towels and bibs!
On the far right wall, we installed a new pot rack from Wayfair. I'm really excited about not having all of our pots and pans in a cabinet anymore. It was so hard to find what I needed, but now they will all be visible and easily accessible.
DIY industrial farmhouse pantry. I love this industrial pot rack!

At the bottom of that wall, we placed a can rack which really helped free up more shelf space. There is still some blank space on that wall, so I may add another shelf or some sort of art.

Pantry organization tip: Put the can rack on the floor to free up shelf space!

 On the left when you walk in, I installed my new DIY spice racks! I'm really thrilled with how they turned out! My favorite Ikea hack to date!
Easy Ikea Ekby hack! Industrial farmhouse spice racks with wood-burned labels.

Easy Ikea Ekby hack! Industrial farmhouse spice racks with wood-burned labels.

Overall, I am so pleased with how this space turned out. It was a great learning experience for my husband and I, and we are now ready to tackle even more projects! I love the industrial farmhouse feel of the whole laundry and pantry space, and I can't wait to tackle the kitchen too!

This industrial farmhouse pantry is full of DIY storage ideas and inspiration!
Okay, I just can't help myself, one more before and after...

Switch bifold doors to a pocket door to increase usable wall space


Pantry Paint- Sherwin Williams "Heron Plume"
Kitchen Paint- Valspar "Mint Whisper"
Rug- Rugs USA
Shelves- Pine Boards & Minwax "Dark Walnut"
Brackets- Ikea Ekby 
Baskets- Home Goods & Rustoleum
Crates- Get the tutorial here
Spice racks- Get the tutorial here
Can rack- Amazon
Pot rack- Wayfair
Spice jars- Amazon
Oil bottles- Amazon

Amazing transformation! Small laundry closet turned into a combined walk in pantry and laundry room with lots of storage and DIY ideas!

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  1. Oh my gosh Nicole! This is amazing! Definitely feeling inspired to take on our own pantry!!!

  2. This turned out soooo good! Love it! The shelving is so pretty too. I dream of a walk in pantry :)