Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 Remember my pantry project?
from here 



to here



next, we moved on to part 2
I showed you this corner
it was even less efficient 
this was where stuff  was piled on the floor




and 
remember 
how I told you 
that the only, original sink was in the  pantry?

There it is..under that piece of sheeting. 
We put it  there to add a bit of extra counter space.



purty, isn't it?


Really now, I had a hard time with this


Don't we all want  farm sinks, right now?
 Those that know me
know that
i.am.a.purist.
especially, when it comes to old stuff .

But, girls, I am on a mission
to finish this house and clean it up.
The sink did not help me to reach those goals.
If I wanted to get that stuff off of the floor,
the sink had to go.
(It's not gone forever...I am still brainstorming
for another place to put it)


I moved in this bookcase
It is an old one that I picked  at Stars
and have moved it all over  the house
trying to find a good home for it.
It fits perfectly here.
I will probably find a small microwave that will fit  on the shelf.



After the storage was complete
I could move on to what I really love to do.
Playing with pretties.


 a window treatment I'm playing around with


I used a vintage apron




 a collection of mini white ironstone pitchers

 The chair landed there by accident.
I needed something to stand on
and 
once it was there
I really liked it...

We'll see if it is in the way or not.


 I want to show you my sweet cake box 
I found thrifting 
a couple of years ago.







"She is dressed for a ball, awaiting Werther, and he arrives to find her in the midst of her young brothers and sisters, cutting bread for their supper."


Aren't those sweet words? 
Just don't look it up on google..the novel isn't so much.


I love  how this space has turned out.
It is so bright, fresh, clean
and
pretty.


It has become one of those spaces that give old houses 
so much charm and character...
Even putting groceries away is fun...for now.

I am almost finished working in the rest of the kitchen.
I'll be back soon to show you all.

White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm 
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer

55 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I love this space! Wish I had a pantry as lovely! I just did a post on organizing mine but it looks nothing like this or the other beautiful ones in blogland- but I can find things now which was the point!

Love the window treatment! I am wanting to do some sweet similar in the breakfast nook. Love the windows but we can hardly see one another when we eat during the day the light is so bright!

bee blessed
mary

podso said...

Love your window treatment!

The Victorian Girl said...

It looks so good! I can understand your reluctance in letting the old sink go, but in this case, I think you did the right thing. The old apron window treatment is really cute.

Heaven's Walk said...

WOW!!! Another GREAT project completed beautifully! I luv it!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I love everything about your new kitchen! The window treatment is gorgeous!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love it--a labor of love. Enjoy it! I would like putting groceries away too--feels like being taken back to another time.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Girl...you've got the gift.
It's perfect!

♥Linsey

Angela said...

Wow! What hard work you put in! I bet that sink would be wonderful in a mudroom/laundry... That pic of the pretty scale on your counter is just beautiful!!

Diane said...

I'm off to bed but when I saw that you'd posted I just had to see what you've done with that wonderful pantry. I love it. I like the flow of the colors and the peacefulness of it. Diane

Rebecca said...

Really, really nice, Miss Gracie! The shelf is "perfect" there ('cept I'm worried about what is in the cabinet to its left....).

The cake box & white pitchers are charming - all adds up to an inviting, charming place.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

So Charming! You make a pantry romantic! I love all the little touches of detail and that skirt under your cabinet is so cute. Nice room to store your food. I wouldn't want to leave!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love absolutely EVERYTHING about your pantry!!!!! You did such a fabulous job with it. You have inspired me to get my butt in gear and work on doing mine;) If mine comes out 1/2 as nice as yours I will be thrilled! Great job!!! You should be very proud:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

About Vintage French Hen said...

This is absolutely stunning! You did such a fabulous job, I can see this kitchen in a magazine! Thanks for sharing, Marcia

victoriantailor said...

Love your ideas, the window is awesome, Have never heard if a "cake box",or heard if one, beautiful,

craftymarta said...

Rene, WOW,WOW,WOW. Love the new, love that old sink though, don't throw it away, you will find a place of honor for it.

d e l i g h t said...

I love EVERYTHING about the room! You've done a wonderful job!

kpaints said...

Wow, love this butler's pantry! So light and cheerful. I love the apron curtain. It is all so lovely. The sink? Hand it out on an outbuilding near the garden for washing veggies or as a planter box. Can't wait to see the kitchen!

Rowann said...

YOUR NEW-OLD pantry is WONDERFUL ! Love all the drawers and your right the bread box is GREAT !

FlowerLady said...

Your loving, graceful touch has taken something in poor shape and turned it all into a space of beauty and joy.

FlowerLady

Anne said...

Wow I love,love,love it all.Hey I have an idea for that sink.Do you have a potting shed?If not I have a project idea.That would look so pretty in a potting shed outside.Just a thought.

Sandi said...

You have the BEST ideas! Love how your pantry turned out. It is beautiful!!
Blessings~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE IT!!! Great job and I bet it is a great feeling to use your kitchen. Sweet pitcher collection.
deb

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

love it!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So charming! You must be so thrilled. I love every single thing.

A Cottage Muse said...

You are right...the chair looks great there! I love the collection of small pitchers! Can't wait to see the kitchen all done!

stefanie said...

I love it!!!! the window is sooooo beautiful!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

oh goodness, I'm in love!! Your pantry is definitely the epitome of what a country farmhouse kitchen should look like! My kitchen counters are made of wood and stained very similar to yours...I wouldn't have mine any other way.
I think I may have seen a cake box somewhat like yours before but never really new what they were. Very interesting and unusual.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kitchen!

On Crooked Creek said...

Rene,
This is just the most wonderful tribute to your home's history and character! I love, love, love what you're doing to update and yet retain the character of the home! Your window treatment is stunning. Saw something similar once only the valance was on the lower portion of the window leaving the top of the window open to view the out of doors! keep the updates coming!
Fondly,
Pat

The Victorian Girl said...

It looks sooo good! I can understand your reluctance in letting go of the old sink, but in this case, I think you did the right thing. Love the vintage apron window treatment.

Leah C said...

I so love your pantry...you did a beautiful job with the space!!

Passionate for White said...

I could look at these pictures all day. And I especially like the scale with the tattered lace on top with the bowl filled with various sundries.

trash talk said...

It had to be a weighty (lol) decision pulling that sink out, but I know you'll find the right place for it.
The cake tin? Sweet enough for sweet stuff.
Deb

chateau chic said...

Wow, what a transformation and lots of elbow grease. Everything is absolutely wonderful from your adorable window treatment to the chair to your fabulous vintage accents! Love everything.
Mary Alice

Lesley said...

One of my most favorite redo projects I have seen in a while!! I have to admit, I am wondering about that darn sink! lol Thinking it will make an amazing element in the garden. :)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I've loved each & every photo you have posted on your kitchen/pantries, Incredible remake~ like they say, "It Is all in the Details"
P E R F E C T I O N ~Thanks for sharing, I hope you'll stop by for a visit too~
Cheryl

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with this!! SO happy I found your blog. Beautiful!

Cindy said...

So beautiful, Gracie! I love it, it has such charm and beauty. You have done an amazing job on it.
The old cast iron sinks can be re-enameled, I think. It would break my heart if I had that and could not use it.
Have a lovely weekend,
Cindy

Maybe Another Time said...

I Love what you have done....vintage at it's best! A real Downton Abbey pantry. Loving your blog :) Gill x

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Just found your blog and love it! Your kitchen renovations are wonderful! I love the new photos, yes, it is filled with charm and character. Can't wait to see the final project! I am one of your new followers. Feel free to visit my blog and follow me!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Revi said...

So charming! What did you do for a sink? Is there another sink somewhere else? I love your style!
-Revi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a gorgeous project, Rene! Sometimes you just have to change things to make a project work! I love the crocheted lace on the window sill!

PeregrineBlue said...

when i look at the pictures of before and after, it's amazing what you've done to renovated this house.

Paulina said...

Dear Rene, such a lot of work, but my, how lovely it's turning out. Well done, God bless you and your family.
hugs

Sherry said...

I love that you have taken this space and made it so fresh with a look that is so cute! Great job Rene! Thank you for joining me for Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

andrea said...

I JUST found you at Common Ground and had to stop by... am now following... your cake box makes me SWOON! Holy cow...your little counter is just divine.You did such a nice job reorganizing this space but kept its spirit at the same time. andrea@townandprairie

Gloria said...

I ADORE IT!!! :) I found you at Common Ground. I am so glad I did. I just love what you have done with this space. Your cake box, ironstone, vintage apron/curtains, chair, hardware, the wood counters....shelf, and everything is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Happy week to you!

xoxo...Gloria

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! It is such a perfect vintage farmhouse kitchen! Every detail is so lovely and charming!
Michelle

Fishtail Cottage said...

love that cake box!!!! your entire new area is adorable!

Liz said...

Rene! Your Laundry Room is amazing! I love it... :) Congrats on another great project!

~Liz

Herballistic Garden said...

I just found you at Common Ground as well! This is the first post I've looked at on your blog and I love your kitchen..so pretty and clean, yet lived in looking...like you've been there for years. Nice job! What about using the sink on a potting bench outside? xo

Candy said...

I've just come across your blog....and what fun. I love old house, renovated one myself once. So, of course I've enjoyed looking at your project. Everything is gorgeous. I'm need to blogland, just 2 weeks in...soooo, COME VISIT ME!!!

Faded Charm said...

Wow!!! I wish I had a room like this in my kitchen. It is beautiful:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

The Tablescaper said...

You're doing an amazing job.

- The Tablescaper

Natascha said...

Beautiful....I so want those rings and clips that hold up your curtain. Where did you find yours?

Renee said...

Love your blog and am a new fan! Can you tell me what color white and brand of paint you used to paint the cabinets? Thanks! I might take the plunge and paint mine.