3 Ways to Use our Paulette Pantry

Ballard Designs Paulette Pantry

Our favorite products to introduce each season are the ones that we’ve designed to solve a problem. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from our customers about an issue they have in their home and dreaming up a way to fix it. That’s precisely why we’re so excited about our Paulette Pantry Cabinet. This piece has a modest footprint but huge potential for keeping all your pantry items, cookware, serve ware, wine, and other kitchen necessities organized and on hand, but it also has huge potential outside of the kitchen too. In this post, we’ll show you 3 ways to put our Paulette Pantry to work!

Paulette Pantry

1. In the Kitchen

Obviously this cabinet was designed to be used in a kitchen or dining room to keep dry goods, serveware, and wine. All of the compartments we’ve added to this piece are meant to pack as much storage space in as possible. The lower to shelves slide out so nothing ever gets lost. The cubbies on the doors are perfect for oils, bottled water, and spices, the adjustable shelves ensure you’ll be able to store whatever it is you have, and the wine sleeves at the top are perfect for keeping extra bottles on hand!

And when the cabinet is closed, you can be sure this storage piece looks chic and timeless, with it’s arched panel doors, delicate moulding, and sturdy handles.

But perhaps there are other things throughout your home that haven’t quite found their place yet? With a little creative thinking, we think this freestanding cabinet would make a great solution for your craft storage too!

Paulette pantry used as a craft closet

2. Art Supply & Craft Closet

If you’re looking to store your art supplies efficiently and without taking much room, our Paulette Pantry is a great tool! We filled this hardworking piece with fabric remnants, gift wrap, markers, pencils, paper products, design books,  and even a message board and desktop organizer to keep things neat and tidy!

Arts and crafts storage cabinet

To create a small work surface, we removed one of the shelves so we could fit a magnetic message board. This way, we can pin up any magazine tears, fabric swatches, or inspiring photos for when the crafting mood strikes! Also on the shelf is a desktop organizer filled with papers, pens, scissors, paint, paper clips, and post-it notes!

Arts and crafts storage cabinet

Below the shelf, we used a 2-Drawer Paper Organizer to keep blank paper, card stock, and craft paper from getting damaged or rumpled. On the lower shelves we stored gift tags, ribbon, and twine, and in the drawer, we stored stationery. Using our Paulette Pantry and a few other clever storage accessories, we packed a TON of art and craft supplies into this cabinet. Everything is in its place and pretty too!

Freestanding linen closet and storage cabinet

3. Linen Closet

If your home doesn’t have a linen closet, or perhaps you need more storage in your bathroom, our Paulette Pantry is a great way to keeps things neat and tidy!

Door shelves are great for small linen closet items

We stacked towels and sets of sheets neatly on the shelves, stored hand towels and wash clothes rolled in the top cubbies, and used the shelves on the door for clothespins, linen sprays, spot cleaners, and extra bath supplies. We especially love storing these small things in the door because in a regular hall closet, these small items typically get lost in the back where its dark!

Door shelves are great for small linen closet items

Everything from hand towels to tissue boxes to candles can fit neatly into the cabinet, even though it only takes up a small amount of floor space!

With growing families, busy schedules, and bustling homes, it can be tricky to keep things organized, but we find that hardworking cabinets and storage systems are one way to ensure that everything has a home.

Browse the whole Paulette Collection here, and find more storage and organization ideas on our blog.

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Sheila harrington

    February 25, 2021

    How do you get the cabinets

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      Abbey Nolte

      March 1, 2021

      You can purchase them on our site here. So glad you like them!

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    Diane Brewer

    August 26, 2020

    Love the cabinet for the kitchen.

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    March 14, 2017

    where can I buy these cabinets

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    July 3, 2016

    what are the dimensions of this?

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      Lydia Merz

      July 5, 2016

      Hi Mike,
      Here are the dimensions that we have listed on our website:

      Overall: 83 3/4″H X 28″W X 19″D
      Wine/Beverage Holders (12): 12″H Above Top Row & 4 7/8″H Above 2nd Row
      Space Below Wine/Beverage Holders: 30″H X 26 1/2″W X 15″D w/2 Adj. Shelves
      Shelves: 26 3/8″W X 12″D w/Plate Grooves
      Drawer: 3 1/2″H X 21 1/8″W X 13 1/2″D
      Pull-Out Drawers: 20 7/8″W X 15 1/8″D w/11 1/4″H Clearance Above Each
      Door Compartments (3 Each Door): 3″H or 9″H clearance X 9 1/4″W X 3″D

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    Vicki Bright

    February 7, 2016

    I, just love this. Rather than putting in a closet in a future bathroom we’re going to be building I’d love to do this. Great idea, Thanks!

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    Liinda Wise

    September 3, 2015

    have no quibble with he information presented, but a huge quarrel with the tiny font and the fade-away in color. I can hardly read the article or what I’m writing now! Yes, I’m 75 years old but I have new glasses, and not everyone who’s interested in decorating is in the 25-35 age group. We are all getting older,and this situation has got to change and improve or you and a lot of magazines won’t have any readers left

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    September 1, 2015

    Love your ideas! Thanks.