As I mentioned, it had a huge unusable cabinet. I could never find anything in it and I began to think of it as a black hole for our pantry/dry goods.
My mission was to find an inexpensive china cabinet that we could repurpose for the little recessed area in our little butler's pantry.
During a return visit to Virginia I made it a point to visit one of my favorite junk/thrift shops. If you are in the Virginia area I highly recommend Class and Trash,
We found a mid century china cabinet that I felt would fit perfectly in the recessed area.
|Purchased from Class and Trash for $125.00|
Once back home I removed everything from the huge brown cabinets and we carried them out to the garage. Yep, added storage in the man-cave.
I scrubbed the china cabinet down with warm soapy water and then we removed the top hutch from the bottom cabinet and removed the doors. This project was done pre-blog and I don't have a lot of detailed step-by-step photos.
|Primed and installed.|
We mounted the upper part of the cabinet 14.5" above the base cabinet. We then added spacers (raw wood along the edge of upper cabinet) and hung beadboard in the newly created area between the bottom and upper cabinet.
|Prime, spackled and roughed in.|
Once we were sure everything shored up, we then made a baseboard for the front of the cabinet... to give it a built-in/always been there look.
This is the view from our stairway. Excuse the mess... just keeping it real. *grin*
As you can see we have plenty of room to store our pantry/dry goods.
Now for the big reveal...
|Viewed from the kitchen... still need to paint the walls.|
I decided that it worked best for me without the upper cabinet doors. Again... I like to have open shelving to display some pretty dishes.
|Taken from the stairway. Excuse the trashcan and broom handle.|
Now for a side by side before and after.... Don't you just love those?
|The true before and after. It's a little blurry to see... we added new aged bronze knobs and handles.|
We built/repurposed the hutch back in the beginning of summer and I still smile when I walk through the area. Best Investment Ever!
Thank you for stopping!