Woman transforms empty cupboard into 'heavenly' pantry

Creative homeowner turns an empty cupboard into a stylish pantry using Ikea wall shelves and flooring from Amazon in a stunning lockdown transformation

  • Carla Yearsley, from UK, shared snaps to Facebook’s DIY On A Budget Official
  • Told how she had always dreamed of having a pantry since she was little girl
  • Turned empty cupboard into one using budget materials mostly from Ikea 

A savvy homeowner has told how she turned an empty and unused cupboard into the pantry she’d always dreamed of – using budget buys from the likes of Ikea and Amazon. 

Carla Yearsley, from the UK, took to Facebook group DIY On A Budget Official and explained how after spending over a year looking for their together home, she and her partner found their perfect house in November 2019.

Alongside impressive before and after photos of the converted room, she continued: ‘I’m such a home bird and have wanted a pantry since I was little. This weekend, besides a lot of gin, we (he did most of it) turned this… into this… I love it!’

And DIY fans from across the nation were quick to comment on the unrecognisable transformation – with one going so far as to brand the chic new pantry, ‘heaven.’ 

Carla Yearsley, from the UK, took to Facebook group DIY On A Budget Official, and shared before and after photos of what is now, an impressive pantry. Pictured, before the transformation

The savvy homeowner achieved the finished look using budget buys – including flooring from Amazon and shelving units from from Ikea. Pictured, after the transformation

In the initial post, Carla penned: ‘I’m such a home bird and have wanted a pantry since I was little. This weekend, besides a lot of gin, we (he did most of it) turned this… into this… I love it!’ (pictured)

Carla went on to say how the room was converted on a budget – using self-adhesive vinyl tile flooring from Amazon, while the brackets, plant, cereal tubs and shelving units were bought from Ikea. 

She added: ‘We already had all the bits as I was planning on doing this before we went away in February but never got around to it – and just do happens we got back to COVID-19 so no excuses.

‘I had this pasta already, I promise! I didn’t get chance to panic buy, not that I would have, we were in Thailand and everything was gone by the time we got back. 

‘This is just healthy food I should have been eating in place of all the take outs.’

Carla already had all of the bits for the transformation before the lockdown – but had never got around to doing it before. Pictured, after the transformation

The chic new pantry features a stylish patterned floor – which was bought from Amazon (pictured)

Amongst the hundreds of comments, on impressed DIY fan wrote: ‘So jealous, love love a good pantry’ (pictured)

The post, which has since garnered over 6, 300 likes, was also inundated with thousands of comments.

‘So jealous, love love a good pantry,’ commented one, while a second enthused: ‘Looks brilliant. I would love a pantry!’

A third added: ‘Wish I had the space for something like this!! Looks amazing,’ while a fourth penned: ‘I need this. It looks so good!’

A further tagged her partner and commented: ‘That’s what you could do in my cupboard upstairs,’ while another agreed: ‘It all looks stunning very tidy and organised.’

Others who took to the comments section branded the pantry everything from ‘brilliant’ to ‘heaven’ (pictured)

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