Reminds me of what my mom did in my parent's kitchen. She used produce crates as drawers. Wooden Crate Storage - Turn wooden crates into unique kitchen storage by adding drawer pulls, which makes it easier to pull the crates out from the shelves.
Kitchen Bookcase Storage For an unexpected twist, add a bookcase in the kitchen. Store cookbooks on lower shelves for easy access and display colored serving pieces and dishes on the other shelves. Drawers along the bottom store utensils and linens
Sliding Pantry Doors - Design photos, ideas and inspiration. Amazing gallery of interior design and decorating ideas of Sliding Pantry Doors in kitchens, laundry/mud rooms, gardens by elite interior designers.