Come on in !!!
Just to answer a few questions that have been asked about my decision to go with open shelving instead of upper cabinets.
1) I DO have a buffet / hutch in the kitchen - it's on the wall facing these - I just haven't shown photos of it yet because it's in the process of being redone - so I have plenty of glassed in ( closed ) storage - as for things getting dusty and greasy - well - I intend to use my dishwasher. Often lol.
2) A few of you thought that the " horrid " floor had been laid wrong - but there was no pattern to follow on these particular ones - there was NO WAY to make it look unified whatsoever..............
I'm not even going to show a photo of it again - that's how sick it makes me ! But it's a click on floor - so extremely easy to pull back up -
3) Chania from RAZMATAZ was the first one to mention putting castors on my farmhouse table to add height - so a huge thank you to her ( although to be fair - many others of you had the same idea so a huge collective thank you :)
Here's the table
and here's the castors from Home Depot - it should add 5 inches in height - which is perfect
ok - now on to today's post -
there's a coat closet in an odd space in this house
at the end of the hallway - just in front of the kitchen and it's quite deep since it goes to the end of the stair wall -
It's the perfect spot for a large pantry...........................or a BUTLER'S PANTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
( if you look carefully you can see I blocked out the kitchen floor in this image LMHO )
I know, I know, a pantry is far more practical - but when did I ever let a little thing like practicality affect my decisions lol and I have the mud room where I can borrow some space for a pantry :)
John says - What the hell is a Butler's pantry ?
Suzan says - YOU'RE BRITISH - HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW THAT?
John says - Well I know what a butler is - and I know what a pantry is - combining them together must be a North American thing
Suzan says - I'm sure they have them in England John - I'm sure of it
John says - Nah - I think it's something the colonies invented................
John mutters - Butler's pantry - now I've heard it all.
Suzan says - Pardon me?
John says - RIDICULOUS - we don't have a butler - this isn't a manor - it's just ridiculous
John says - STOP WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY
Suzan says - It has nothing to do with Downton Abbey - now YOU'RE being ridiculous
Suzan says - I'll get you a butler's suit, though, for when we have parties - and you can stand in front of it..........
John says - what's next - a French Maid's Closet?
It's not a big opening - 46 inches - but here's some of the images that inspire me :) because they're smaller than the average ones you usually see
Here's the cupboard - it's a long stretch of the imagination - but I'm doing it - !!!
There's even electricity in there to accommodate a little chandelier -
Does it sound like a plan or what?
Now excuse me - I'm off to find a French Maid's uniform lol
Have a great day all :)
All images were sourced from this Pinterest Page.