Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pantry Make Over Projects


Most people would look at this picture and say “yep you have a shelf and food”. But what I'm showing is something I consider amazing.

  Anyone who has had these built in wire shelves could tell you they can be very hard to to stack cans on. My cans were constantly falling.  I thought I was the only one having these issues until I read a blog where a guy who had the same problem claimed to have the answer. If you can believe this he was using bungee cords to keep his can goods on these wire shelves. He was running dollar store bungee cords across each shelf for each row of canned goods and securing the cords on the vertical poles holding the shelves up. Boy did that look messy.

  My idea was to reuse the wood from a collapsed set of of  book shelves I had bought at wally world. Adding a plank to each shelf. They already were the perfect width. They were already painted a lovely shade of black so all that was left was to cut them to length.


  This project was very simple and it solved the problem of falling cans. I can now stack my shelves three high if I want. I will go back and touch up the seam pieces with black paint but I love the look and the shelves themselves are so much more usable.

  Have a great week..With love from the Victorian Rabbit.


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  1. Great Idea!! Stopping in from 30 Handmade Days!

    Many Blessings,

  2. Great idea! I've done something very similar!!

    When I moved into my new apartment, I had zero wall shelves. My prior apartment had TONS of shelf space built in so I was definitely missing that.

    During my move, a black book shelf bought from Walmart totally collapsed. I bet we bought the same cheapie shelf! :)

    So I bought some "L Brackets" and hung the pieces as wall shelving.

    Great minds think alike, huh?!

    Stopping by from A Bowl Full of Lemons.

    I'd love it if you'd check out my blog, {Busy Little Ladybugs}

  3. Whoops, stopping by from I Heart Naptime! :)

    I have too many browser windows open. haha

  4. What a grand idea..stopping by via The Brambleberry Cottage.


  5. I've never had luck holding anything on wire shelves. I will be looking for beat up bookcases now. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

    Found you on the Market Your Biz party.


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