I love interesting furniture pieces. These were cubbies in a hardware store in 1950. I love the original stenciled numbers. I bought it at an antique store ten years ago and it was the primary showpiece, holding my tincture bottles, in my shops. It now holds a place in my kitchen. I realize that it is getting really dingy looking. Sixty-nine years of army green can only hold up for so long. (Spoiler alert! Next week I am revamping my kitchen. Can you guess what color the cubbies are becoming?) I just sold my Hoosier yesterday to make room for my new kitchen idea. It held glasses and barware. You can take any old piece and reimagine its purpose.
I love this idea with the pantry items. It looks fun and unique while being practical. Things do tend to get lost in the back of the pantry or spoil. I end up buying way too many of one thing over time, thinking I am out. This is a great way to keep track of what pantry pulses I have on hand. It makes grocery planning easy. And it serves as dinner inspiration. Choose a grain or legume, see what veggies I have on hand, think up a theme, and go! Dinner is on.