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Butler’s Pantry

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!

Grey cabinet walk in pantryIt’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.

Pantry filled with containers of foodIf 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.

Pantry and KitchenI 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.

Pantry filled with containers of food

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.

A pantry sliding door

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…

Pantry shelves

On the left is the appliance zone. We scored a major deal on this floor model wine fridge and it was great to have the extra wine storage for all the summer entertaining we did.A pantry with shelves

It’s also convenient when I’m hiding in here from the kids…I have everything I need, wine, chocolate, popcorn – the necessities.

A bunch of food on a shelf, with Pantry and Jar

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.

A pantry with shelves

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.

A pantry filled with containers of food

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

Spice Jars –  Charmed Cylindrical Clear Glass Spice canning Jar, Set of 24, 2.5 oz

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!

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54 Comments

  1. Would love to know square footage. It’s so hard to tell what’s too small and what’s perfect to accomplish what your going for. I think this is the perfect size girlfriend!! My husband thinks I’m insane for wanting to design out this space so detailed!

  2. Thanks for responding Kelly, I really appreciate that you take the time to answer questions especially since Im in the process of planning our home during this time and love your design ideas and decor.

    I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying to subscribe to your blog for weeks now and I never am able to get a confirmation email that starts the subscription. I’ve checked my junk mail to make sure I havent missed the confirmation email and its not there either. Just wanted to let you know in case there is a problem on your end, and ask if there is another way I can/should subscribe?

    (Should I be getting emails that inform me when questions have been answered? I know with other blogs I do get alerts to replys/questions.)

    I will check back to this thread for your response. Thanks again!

  3. I love this! What material is the counter? I can’t tell if it’s a stone, or something else (concrete)?

  4. Beautiful! I am currently in the deign process on a new build here in Michigan (Milford area). :) What are the dimensions of your new pantry? I am also looking to do a Butlers style pantry and this looks perfect.

      1. Wonderful! Thank you. I am laughing as I read your kitchen post about “open but closed” concept! I’m going through the same thing. I *don’t* want my kitchen open to my Great room but I don’t want it “closed off” either. This is a lovely plan! Thank you for sharing.

  5. So much pretty organization!! I think your pantry is bigger than the kitchen project we are starting tomorrow ?Have you been on spoonflower.com for wall paper? So many fun options and I think you can even design your own!

  6. Beautiful pantry, love it! May I ask the dimensions? Do you think you would have had space for an extra fridge?

    thanks! Looking forward to more new home reveals.

    1. Hi ingrid we did contemplate putting a separate freezer in here and a full fridge in the kitchen but decided we didn’t need that much storage, it would have fit though!

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