Then a couple of weeks later my husband came across a nice old cabinet for just a few dollars at our local salvage/re-use it store (The ReStore). We planned to make some sort of built in pantry, complete with beadboard. For 2 years, this is what my wall in the breakfast room off of my kitchen looked like. Complete with a cheap bookcase (originally one of my kids) made of cardboard and particle board plunked next to the cabinet. Instant pantry and place to store the Kitchenaid... for a short time.
Fast forward 2 years and the project finally got off the ground.
Salvaged beadboard, also from the ReStore being installed. This is the real kind that fits together and is very thick. A great base to build the shelves on.
New wooden "countertop". With facing trim salvaged from the cabinet. We'd originally thought of using an old slab of wood out of the garage, from a work bench but decided it was too nice to use here since we were going to paint it.
Shelves in and painted. Lower shelf is built to accommodate the KitchenAid mixer when in the "up" position. Green for the beadboard and white for the rest... inside and out.
Pretty vintage green milk glass knobs. Lots of different jars and a new pantry. And more important, a spot for the KitchenAid mixer and now the espresso machine as well. The whole project came in at less than $200, not bad for an entire wall... complete with my vintage style.
Since today was a holiday, here's to a short work week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm