You know I'm a chalkboard spray paint addict, right?! See where this is going? First, I cut a small rectangle on the back of the top - to reload the cans.
Then I gave each container a light coat of CB paint all over (I went a little heavier on the top - not so much on the sides, since noone will see them). The front of each container got 3 coats of CB paint. After they dried, I brought them inside and emptied my shelves, lol!
|you can see the logo through the one coat of paint this got. I don't care - it will be front-side out in my pantry, so no one will see it! Cut a rectangle on the top back to drop more cans in as you buy them...|
|These fit my third pantry shelf perfectly and I think there is room for one more!|
And while I'm at it - I am going to show off some of my recycled pantry helpers I got at Goodwill & cheap containers from Dollar Tree! My Goodwill store has a whole aisle of kitchen helpers & gadgets, which often includes little wire shelves, plastic bins, lazy susans and more. I stock up whenever I find them!
I've donated to D's school, my husband's food drive, plus taken things to my Nana so I have let my stockpile get low. I'll be restocking it soon so I took advantage of my almost-empty pantry shelves to move things around today to organize a bit. I pulled out two of my Goodwill three-tier shelves and a lazy susan (all 3 cost me under $5) and put them to work! Double click on the pics for up close look...
Being organized doesn't have to cost a fortune, and you can recycle/repurpose a variety of things or use items from the thrift store or Goodwill to keep them out of the landfill! I'm back on my Flylady routines starting this week, so getting my pantry back together ROCKS!