Nov 13, 2012

Pantry coming right along

FIRST... I would like to give my blessings to  all of our veterans for their help in keeping our homes safe!
Remember the room that I was going to turn into a craftroom and then decided that I need a pantry to store all of my canned goods instead? Well, it is almost finished. I couldn't wait to show you it any longer. I still have a few things that I want to do to it, but here is what is done so far...
When you first come into the room (the kitchen is just through that doorway) I have a desk that I keep all my bottles of oils, vinegars and such. Next to that is a file cabinet that I hope to put all of my recipes, cookbooks & craft books in. That's a project for in the future.

Then I went to the basement and found these old cabinets.

We drug them upstairs from out of the basement, dusted them off and fixed a couple of shelves. The tall one is a cabinet that my Hubby's relative had made to store his food goods in years ago. Hubby & Zack had to cut about a foot off of the bottom of it because of some water damage. The other cabinet I had bought at an auction several years ago. I love the old latch on the doors.

 It has a panel of glass missing from one of the doors. So I'm going to remove the other glass and make some curtains to go there instead. My daughters think I should paint them to match the furniture that I painted on the other side of the room, but I kind of like the rustic look for now. (just noticed that I haven't got the oats that I just bought today, put in a mason jar yet. whoops). I also found a letter holder that I was planning on painting some day. But I just attached it to the side of the tall cabinet to put my small packages of gravy mixes and such.

On the other side of the room is a big cabinet that I got awhile back. I've actually got two of them. The other one is still in my livingroom.

That baby is HEAVY and none of them want to ever move it again. LOL
The drawers have the boxes of trash bags, tin foil, sandwich bags, paper plates and things like that in them. I have room for almost all of my pantry items now AND I still can have some of my craft supplies in there.

When Tammi and I first started fixing this room up, we had built this table onto the side of an old buffet. I still have some staining to do on the doors and table. But I can move my monitor and keyboard on top of my printer and still have lots of room for my sewing machine when I need it.
There's  another table for cutting or painting or for the grandkids to work on their science projects.
{Sorry 'bout the sunshine. Curtains aren't made yet}

And I also have a comfy chair to sit and read my craft books or do a little hand sewing.

I still have some pictures to hang on the walls and curtains to make using the material in the chair. And I do want to make slipcovers and paint the chair white someday. But I'm really likin' what we've done so far.
 I'm not sure what kind of decorating style that I have. I really like the farmhouse rustic look. But I always mix it with colors that are a bit out of the ordinary.
Oh well.......that's just me!

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