Jim decided that after he had lengthened the wall in the family room/kitchen, it was time to work on our new walk-in pantry. Yes, in an amazing feat of engineering, Jim is creating a walk-in pantry where there once was none. I am deliriously happy because there’s no room I like more than a walk-in pantry. A small reach-in closet pantry is a sad thing, while a cabinet-style pantry is just Prozac-sad.
Now, since our little sad closet pantry got demo’d, we have been living with what I like to refer to as our Pantry a la Rednecque…two folding tables stacked one on top of another. We also screwed a couple of upper cabinets to some exposed studs, so that we could have storage for glassware, vitamins and meds. Quite classy, I must say.
Now that Jim was going to work on the walk-in pantry, we had to find a spot to relocate the rednecque pantry. We settled on the area in the little den, where Jim had recently knocked down a concrete wall.
We first moved the Prozac-sad little cabinet pantry. Then we set up our dining table and covered it with a moving pad.
Next we unscrewed the two upper cabinets from the exposed studs and placed them on top of the padded table.
Then it was time to take EVERYTHING off the double-stacked tables, move and restack the tables, and then reload them.
We stuffed a dog bed underneath the bottom table, just to be extra efficient in using our space. On the back side of the tables, we put up a screen so that I wouldn’t hyperventilate everytime I walked into the family room.
After our rednecque pantry was installed in its new location, Jim was ready to tackle the walk-in pantry…more on that in a future post!