Hey guys, I know many of you are waiting on the kitchen reveal, and I was planning to get to it today, but time got away from me. So, I hope you will settle for a peek into the butler’s pantry. I have shared before that I hate clutter, and having extra stuff on my kitchen counters makes me especially crazy, so this pantry is the best!
It’s still a work in progress as I really want to add wallpaper or tile in here, I just haven’t decided what exactly I’m going to do yet. I also want to take a trip to the Container Store on the other side of the state to get some more organizing stuff, but I’m off to a decent start.
If you’ve been following along since the beginning of the building process, you will remember this space was originally supposed to be about half the size, with the other side being a coat closet in the entry. We didn’t have a coat closet in our last house, so I didn’t think we would need that space and decided to just make it all the butler’s pantry. In my head it wasn’t quite this big! When they framed it out and I could actually do snow angels in here (before they got the roof on), I thought I may have goofed a bit, but I actually love having this large space to keep everything tucked away in.
I put all of my small appliances in here; microwave, toaster, mixer, all the big stuff that typically hogs up all the counterspace. The guys did a great job with all of these built-ins and shelves in here. I wanted a mix of pretty and practical useable space.
I chose to do a door with a window in it to let the light in from the window to the kitchen. You may remember this old door that I picked up and spent days stripping all the layers of paint off. I concentrated on keeping this back wall filled with prettier things, so that when the door is closed it still looks nice through the window.
The wall on the right is filled with more practical storage. It’s usually a bit more packed then this, but I have been avoiding the grocery store for a solid week and a half now…
It’s also convenient when I’m hiding in here from the kids…I have everything I need, wine, chocolate, popcorn – the necessities.
My kids hang out in here plenty too. I made sure to put all the kids snacks down low so they have no excuse to be “rock climbing” up the shelves. These plastic jars from HomeGoods have been awesome for keeping our snacks organized and fresh. Getting my kids to flush the toilet, let alone put a chip clip back on a bag is a minor miracle, but for some reason they are great about snapping these shut.
That old wood display case used to be in our master bedroom at our old house, but it made the perfect spice rack for in here. I just grabbed these little jars from amazon and labeled the bottom to keep everything neat.
Stay tuned for the kitchen and if you’ve seen any great wallpaper patterns that scream “pantry” let me know, I’m still on the hunt!
SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)
Flooring – BuildDirect
Wall Color – Extra White Sherwin Williams
Shelving/door color – Light French Grey by Sherwin Williams
Jars – HomeGoods
Barn Door Hardware – U-MAX 6.6 FT Sliding Barn Wood Door Basic Sliding Track Hardware Kit (Basic “J”)
Batter Bowls – World Market
Smaller Mixing Bowl – World Market
Oil Bottles – World Market
Barn Light – Wayfair
Counter top – I can’t figure out the name of it anymore – sorry!