Looking to organize dry goods in your pantry? Well, you’re in luck because I’m sharing some creative, beautiful, and functional pantry storage ideas and inspiration.
Pantry Storage Ideas
This post is sponsored by the makers of Ball® home canning products.*
Welcome back into my kitchen. Today, I’m taking you into my pantry to share how I took a shelf (one that I found while thrifting) and some Ball® canning jars and together, turned them into stylish dry good storage.
I’ve always had a big blank wall in my pantry. Previously, I displayed a collection of vintage trays on it. While this looked great, I always wondered if there was a way to make this wall even more purposeful and functional. I ended up ditching the trays (well, put them in storage), installed a new-to-me vintage shelf, and filled it with pantry staples and a few decorative accessories.
I think it turned out great and I’m loving the added storage. And the bonus is that it looks fabulous! Ball® just released new Wooden Lids (Regular and Wide Mouth) and they are perfect for a project like this. The wood blends in beautifully and adds a touch of coziness, would you agree?
Now that you’ve seen the project, let me show you how it all came together.
From Thrift Find to Stylish Storage
Before hanging my thrifted shelf, I decided to give it a new finish. (In my excitement to put this project together I failed to take a picture of the before, so you’ll just have to imagine this shelf with an orangey gloss finish which wasn’t ideal.)
I stripped away the old finish and applied a new stain and a coat of sealant. The new finish works much better with some of the other wood tones in this space. A couple of anchor screws into the wall hold the shelf in place.
Ball® Jars with Wooden Lids
With my shelf hung, it was begging to be filled. After thinking about what ingredients I wanted to store here, I went through my stash of Ball® jars and gathered a suitable collection. Here’s what I used:
- Ball® 16 oz jar
- Ball® 32 oz jar
- Ball® 64 oz jar
- Ball® Wooden Lids (Regular)
- Ball® Wooden Lids (Wide Mouth)
As I mentioned above, what I really love about this project is the new Wooden Lids. They are a game-changer in terms of stylish storage.
The Wooden Lids are crafted from Acacia wood and available in both Regular and Wide Mouth sizes. The lids are airtight which makes them perfect for pantry or countertop storage. And if that wasn’t enough, they are also designed to be stackable with most Ball® jars. (Love that!)
Here I used the jars to hold old-fashioned oats, dried pasta, chocolate chips, and assorted nuts. If you are going to do a similar project, you could choose from the kitchen dry goods that you use most frequently.
I had all of my jars filled in under 5 minutes. Easy peasy!
Bringing it All Together
Once I had all of my jars filled with my pantry staples, the final step was to style the shelf. I first started by putting all of my jars into place.
Once I had the jars where I liked them, I filled in with some kitchen essentials and decor. I used plates, crocks, plants, vintage utensils, and other kitchen essentials. I love how all of these pieces add character and make this pantry storage area look so pretty and collected.
And voila! My chic and functional pantry storage is complete! I couldn’t be more pleased with the final results.
It will be so handy to have these goods at an arm’s reach when I’m in the kitchen. (This may also be handy for snacking too! A handful of nuts and chocolate? Yes, please!)
I hope you enjoyed this project and picked up a few storage and decorating ideas for your own space.