Moving the Pantry a la Rednecque

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.

Rednecque Pantry 1

Next we unscrewed the two upper cabinets from the exposed studs and placed them on top of the padded table.

Recnecque Pantry 2

Then it was time to take EVERYTHING off the double-stacked tables, move and restack the tables, and then reload them.

Recnecque Pantry 3

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.

Recnecque Pantry 4

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!


About donnahuebsch

I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!
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