No More Wire Shelves!
When we moved into our house our builder was kind enough to install special dust free shelves in our pantry! Turns out they are dust free because NOTHING stands up straight on them, not even dust.
So finally, almost 8 years later, I sweetly turned to my husband and said “Honey, how about we put something on top of these shelves like a thin piece of plastic, or wood?” Well, as if by magic, less than 36 hours later, viola’! New shelves! It would have been done much faster, but for some reason, my normally very rational husband seemed to think I would be happy to have just a fraction of the wire shelves covered with wood. (Something is better than nothing, right? Um, no. Not this time, dear.)
The project cost us less than $27 dollars. (And two trips to Lowes.) My pantry is now so much easier to deal with and because you don’t have bottles and boxes tipping over into each other, you actually end up with a lot more space!
We used a thin wood with a white coating on one side. We had the store cut the wood down into manageable lengths and then Curtis cut the lengths to exact size. We just laid them on top of the existing wire shelves and that’s it! A smooth, solid surface that’s easy to wipe down and prevents bottle crashing disasters.
This is also a great time to play everyone’s favorite game, “What’s the oldest item in the pantry?!?” Our winning item was a bag of Starbucks coffee that expired in 2006. (Hey, it was decaf alright, it’s real coffee’s silent twin.)
What quick and cheap home improvement projects have you done that have had a big impact on your home?