The Reveal

Our wonderful new butler’s pantry cabinet

is finished and already in service!

The grand, yet humble piece, with flat door fronts

& a vintage industrial vibe,

now occupies one entire pantry wall.

It’s painted a rich Farrow and Ball gray,

called Down Pipe, with the interior…

of the display shelves, painted

French gray.

(Thank you Troy the Painter!!)

Do you like the simple,

see through mesh cabinet fronts,

set on point?

The mesh, reveals all of my pantry staple favorites.

Plus, it gives the piece, that vintage pie safe feel,

I was after!

The ‘wings,’ on either side,

are stepped back,

to provide easy clearance

in and out of the room.

And, they give the design, more interest

and a nice profile.

The slim cabinets are perfect for wine glasses..

(I finally unpacked one of my Christmas gifts!!)

and special spices,

I don’t use everyday.

The simple vintage style glass knobs & metal pulls

gleam against the rich gray.

And, the center section, is ready to roll away,

thanks to the casters,

(Sorry, hard to photograph)

if we need to get to the electrical panel on the wall.

And then there are those cool Cutlery Cubbies…

Love them!

They make setting the table so easy.

And, the silverware looks wonderful against the dark backdrop.

Still filling them…polishing as I go.

A small ledge, above the cubbies,

is the perfect resting place for a set of white

ramekins I often use for individual desserts.

And a larger ledge, out front, is great

for staging party goodies.

I’m taking my time filling the cabinets.

I may still put a touch of warm silver

on the edges to make the dark piece

a little more forgiving with all of the

wear & tear around here.

Have to say, I’m rather happy with our

little pantry addition.

A big thank you, to Pete & the guys,

for taking my vision and ‘sketches’

and turning them into something both

practical & beautiful.

It’s funny, it is as though, this piece,

has always been in our butler’s pantry.

I guess you call that, a good fit.

The butler …


will be pleased!

By the way…

We installed a few more pantry goodies,

plus, I spiffed the place up a bit.

A few fun ideas to share.

Show you soon.



Woodwork ~ Contemporary Woodesign Inc. (425) 868-2985

Painter ~ Troy the Painter (425) 614-9886