LOVE! My auto sensor pantry light!

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Hi everyone- Let me acknowledge that this idea was my {first} husband’s suggestion. And, when I first heard him mention it I was like, “Yeah, that sounds great… don’t forget to pick up primer at the Depot.”  So the last phase of our pantry makeover project  was the installation of this:

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This is an auto motion sensor light and is manufactured by Leviton.  We found it at Home Depot and the entire family loves it.  It detects any motion in the pantry so just one foot,  hand or a box of cereal triggers the light to turn on.  It allows you to adjust the length of time before it shuts off.  Easy installation.  We purchased a basic for around $15.00, here is a link to the different options.    Speaking of links.. I was not paid or bribed to write about this product!

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I think this would be a great addition to the closets and bathrooms of senior citizens or people who rely on wheelchairs or walkers.  It’s essentially a hands free device for your house!!

** I was not compensated to write this post, I just LOVE IT!

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And, here’s our pantry project if you missed it!

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Pantry Makeover: Before and After

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If a pantry is any indication of one’s mental health: I am headed for a 72 hour psych hold!  Here was the current state of my pantry in January : pantrybefore1.3

BEFORE:

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A VIEW FROM THE FLOOR…

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DURING

What was I thinking with this color?  Not even my dogs liked this color! pantrybefore5.1

Here was my inspiration:

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 Sand.Prime.Repeat:

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 Building it Back Up:

Full disclosure here: My {first} husband was the project manager on this project.  Actually, he was the contractor and I was the project manager.  And, with our entire pantry contents in the dining room, we were on a tight deadline. The first decision was to add a cabinet and granite top to act as the “junk drawer.”  Our entire  kitchen  counter morphs into a junk counter by Friday.  Every. Single. Friday!  We found a perfect size cabinet with 2 drawers at IKEA.  Check it out here:

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We bought the cabinet topless so we could add granite remnant.  My {first} husband made a template to take to granite guy to cut it to size!

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Here’s the 2 drawer IKEA cabinet with a dark slate granite remnant:

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After pricing out shelves at Container Store and Ikea, we decided to go with a combo of adjustable shelves and static shelves.  We went with Melamine shelving from Home Depot for both the adjustable and static shelves.  Melamine Shelves found  here :  My biggest issue was making sure I could adjust shelves as needs or seasons change.

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We then went to work on the built in shelves above the cabinet.

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We used the same Melamine shelving but didn’t need the predrilled sides to accommodate adjustable shelves.  The trickest part was the awkward shaped shelves for the corner. But, this was valuable space and I wanted it for my appliances. With the shelves as deep as 24″, each shelf can accommodate multiple appliances, large serving pieces and bags of chips!   And, I needed space for this cute Halloween Dessert Tiered Rack from Crate and Barrel. So really, C&B is the reason for this entire pantry project:

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DONE!

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