Thankfully, Riley and Zoey "helped" with the assembling.
Voila! After a little assembling (and getting the dogs out of the way), we now have a new pantry! It's excellent because it doesn't cover up the light switch on the wall and still gives us some space for our trashcan.
There's also enough room on the other side for a little hook to hold my apron. It's nice because it's almost hidden over there.
In case you're curious about the inside of the pantry, it's nothing too exciting.
Here's a shot of the cabinets in the kitchen so you can see what we're working with. The one from Ikea goes perfectly!
In addition to the pantry, Ikea also came through for some shoe storage. The master closet in our old home had amazing built-ins that were perfect for shoes. Not surprisingly, the closet in our apartment does not. We had the perfect little space in our new closet though for some shoe storage. The Billy bookcase from Ikea with some additional shelves just happened to fit perfectly! I still have to store some of my shoes under my clothes and poor Justin doesn't even get a shelf, but he's ok with that.
For those of you following along with our house hunt, we went to see 2 homes today in our favorite neighborhood. One was out of our budget, but we wanted to see it anyway for comparison purposes. Thankfully, the bedrooms were oddly laid out upstairs so we didn't fall in love with it (but the first floor was perfection). The other house was pretty decent, but was built about 20 years ago and we would definitely need to do some renovations (i.e., new kitchen, new bathroom). Property Brothers, anyone? It totally gives us something to think about though. The inventory has been super low here, but our realtor thinks things will pick up in the next month. We are keeping our fingers crossed! I am tired driving through the neighborhood yelling "come on people, sell your house!"
Last but not least, in the last week, I've come across 2 amazing Craigslist finds. One of them starts with a "camp" and ends with an "aign." I will be back with pictures!
Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!