Happy Monday, my friends! Today I’m excited to share with you the Butler’s Pantry reveal! Well, sort of. The back splash is not done yet, but the cabinets are painted! Woo-Hoo! And by that I mean, WOO-HOO!!
My husband, Brad, and I spent ALL last week working on our Butler’s Pantry. Literally, we started on Sunday and finished on Saturday. We did much of the prep work last weekend buying our supplies and mapping out our plan. Then, bright and early Monday morning we started in earnest. After MUCH, MUCH work, here are the side by side comparisons! We now have tons of counter and cabinet space! Can you believe how much lighter and brighter this room is now? (The shadows in this room make it hard to photograph properly. My apologies.)
Now the cabinets in the laundry portion of the room match the rest. And I have room on top of these cabinets for some fun Christmas decorations. Coming soon. First? Thanksgiving!
Here is the sink area. It also got a mini makeover.
The cabinet surrounding the refrigerator got a new upper cabinet and a paint job. New hardware to be added soon.
The color is a creamy beige that matches the trim in the rest of the house. We re-used the existing hardware because it so nicely matches the stainless steel refrigerator and warming drawer.
Below, we removed the drawer to the right of the fridge so we can make space for an ice machine. The area to the left will contain a covered laundry basket.
This new prep area will be amazing! We had the electrician add new outlets and under the counter lighting. The back splash will be tiled soon with tile that matches the rest of the tile in the room. That project is up next!
Ahhhh! And my double chandeliers are the icing on the cake! I can’t tell you how relieved we are to have this much of the project complete. And before Thanksgiving! Yay!
Before we started on this project, we got an estimate for painting this room by a professional cabinet guy. His quote was $3500. We thought that was crazy, but once we got started, we understood WHY it is so expensive. It’s a huge job! However, it would help if you had a proper place to spray paint the cabinets and all of the proper tools. But, we made do and I’m super happy with our results! I told my husband I want to put a chair in here so I can sit and admire it! Maybe once we finish the back splash?
Later I’ll share the process of how we painted the cabinets and how we spray painted the doors. (And which products we used.) I tell you, it really makes it look like a professional job by spraying the doors and drawers. Messy, but nice.
What do you think? Better? Now we have a place to put our groceries and a place to prep food. The former broom closet will soon hold roll-out drawers for canned goods and other pantry items. This will free up the upper cabinets for all of my china, cookware and cookbooks. Raising the cabinets to the ceiling gave us tons of counter space. However, it also made the cabinets more difficult to reach so it makes sense to have the food at a more accessible height. (Or maybe if I couldn’t reach the food, that would be a good thing.)
I hope you like our new Butler’s Pantry! Personally, I adore it. Even laundry doesn’t seem like such a chore now. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely evening! xoxo Dell and Brad