Five Before and After Room Makeovers

Five Before and After Room Makeovers

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I can’t believe I’m saying this….

….we are starting on round two of the house decorating.

Are you surprised?

Are you rolling your eyes?

Are you sighing?

Are you thinking….I mean…isn’t she decorating the gatehouse and didn’t she just start a burlap blog and isn’t she about to travel to Alabama for a show with her stamped spoons and the entire contents of her attic?Continue reading


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Simple Plate Display Rack

Simple Plate Display Rack

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See that plate display rack on the second shelf of the butler’s pantry?

If you squinted your eyes and turned your head slightly to the right….doesn’t it look built-in?

Or fancy.

Or custom.

It’s not.

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The Butlers Pantry:  Flooring For Under $100

The Butlers Pantry: Flooring For Under $100

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I’m not really sure what this room in our farmhouse was used for before we moved in.

It had white walls and faux brick floor.

And a deep freezer.

And an electrical panel.

And a hot water heater and some random bits of extraneous sawdust that came with the house.

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The New Butler’s Pantry

The New Butler’s Pantry

This butler's pantry is a great change from the tired look it used to have!

In the six months that I have been writing this blog.

I’ve learned a lot.

I’ve learned that I love my eyebrows and grass seed doesn’t really grow in Kentucky in the middle of the summer and that vintage shutters are hard to find even with 400 miles of yard sale and that burlap ribbons on a mantel are an exclamation point project.

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

 

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photo credit:  RTM Connect

I wish I knew how to draw an arrow on a picture.

If I could draw an arrow, I would add an arrow to this picture of the kitchen to show you where the butler’s pantry is.

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photo credit:  RTM Connect

Can you imagine an arrow?

Look at the picture of the kitchen and then (with your mind, of course because I don’t know how to draw the aforementioned arrow) and draw a line pointing to the doorway between the hutch and the cabinet.

That’s it!

You are so brilliant.

You draw an arrow much better than I ever could anyway.

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photo credit:  RTM Connect

So now that we have gotten this arrow business straightened out….

I would like to introduce you to the butler’s pantry.

Let’s put it this way….

Before

It’s come a long way.

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Even without the arrow :)


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