Mallory (half of the Classy Clutter team) built the portable pantry to fit the 6-inch space between her refrigerator and wall — a common underused place in many kitchens.
The neat thing about this project is that it’s adjustable. You can make it as big or small as you need. And it’s totally DIYable if you have basic skills with a drill, hammer, and screwdriver.
Here’s what else you’ll need:
Wood boards — Mallory used primed pine (about $15 per foot for 1-inch-by-4-inch)
Dowels to hold cans in place ($1.50 for 1/2-inch-by-4 feet)
Sheet of beadboard (75 cents per square foot)
4 casters ($3 each)
Handle or pull
Mallory has construction details, plus a handy diagram on her post about the project. Her rolling pantry was 64 inches high and 31.5 inches wide, and she only needed seven shelves. (Nine were on the plan.)
The other cool thing with this project is that you can jazz it up as much as you want. Mallory wanted the pantry to match her kitchen décor, so she spray-painted a blue-green chevron design on it, which made a really nice background for spices and soup cans.
is an avid gardener, a member of the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, and a builder of luxury homes in McLean, Va. She’s been a Homes editor for Gannett News Service and has reviewed home improvement products for AOL. Follow Lisa on Google+.