October 10, 2016

Paint For The Pantry...

Brynwood Needleworks - Pantry Project
 
This week, we'll tackle the pantry, and I want to maintain the original look here. I really like the original cabinets, so we'll do paint and only change out hardware when all the painting is finished.
Brynwood Needleworks - Pantry Project

You'll notice the swinging doors opening into the room. I removed them, favoring a more open look. When we get to the kitchen project, we may open this doorway up even more. That decision will come later. 
I'm quite fond of the floor to ceiling storage, and look forward to having a separate storage room for foodstuffs, as well as frequently (and not-so-frequently) used appliances.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pantry Project - One of Two Flour Bins

One of the features in this room, is the fact that there are two tilt-out bins. I think they were likely used for flour and sugar, but I haven't yet decided how I'll use them. If they're going to be used for flour (Tag suggested dog food), I'll have stainless liners made for them first.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pantry Project
 
There's already a sink in this room, and although the counters are lower than modern counter heights, we're going to keep them as is. The floor will eventually be changed here, but I think we'll keep the countertops, too. So, painting shall commence in this room this week. white on the cabinetry and gray on the walls. 
Isn't it exciting? Thanks to all of you who are following along on the new looks for the farmhouse. I really enjoy reading your feedback in the comments section. So, from now on, if you ask a question, I'm going to start responding right along with the comments. You can check back to read my replies. 

I just know this week will be another exciting week as we slowly transform the farmhouse. I'm patiently waiting for the work to begin on the living room and dining room. It won't be long now.

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Sewing In CT said...

It's so refreshing to see an old farmhouse and that you are embracing its original details, rather than ripping them out to create the "new" old farmhouse look!

deb said...

I seem to remember my mom storing potatoes and onions in tilt out bins. I've never needed that many potatoes and onions though!

Lady Locust said...

What a fantastic room. I am with 'deb' in recalling a potato bin. Whatever you use if for ~ how handy.

Debra said...

It is going to lookwonderful

Mandy said...

I must admit to taking a really guilty pleasure in seeing all the photos and reading news of your new home. I find it especially fascinating since, living in the UK, my memories of grandparents homes and my own family recollections bear no resemblance to a building and grounds of this scale.
Thanks so much for sharing, I am learning so much and enjoying this look into life in the USA.
I especially love the fact that you can reuse rather than discard these lovely, practical storage units.

Createology said...

Oh how I am enjoying seeing your Farmhouse and all of its charms. I truly love how you are keeping so much of the original character of this grand home. Saloon doors are good riddance. I like Tag's idea for the pull out bin...I would never need that volume of flour or potatoes or any other kitchen item. Did you ever even imagine owning Hickory Hill Farm when you lead us in "The Farmer's Wife" Quilt-Along blocks??? Hmmm...
So much JOY in your daily life at Hickory Hill Farm. Blessings Dear.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

First off thanks for keeping the old cabinets in the pantry. I have two of those tip outs in our 1950's home. They are in the hallway under some built ins. I use one for dirty Landry and the other for items going to the dry cleaners once a month so I see one for kitchen laundry items and one for dry clean only items!

So enjoying living the farmhouse dream vicariously!!!

mray said...

Enjoying seeing the farmhouse receive some updates & love! We too, had tilt out drawers in our old farmhouse kitchen. My mother used them for kitchen towels & her aprons! She kept kitchen staples like flour and sugar in glass pickle jars. My gosh I was only six or seven years old, but that farmhouse was one of our favorite homes. The lilacs growing out her windows I can still picture..... great memories in Vermont. Thank you Donna for showing us all your updates! Lucky lady!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@ SewinginCt
Hi Sherry:
I really want to honor the original farmhouse. Painting the first room has already made it look happier and brighter. The hardest thing is for me to be patient as we "redress" the house.

Thanks for your note today.
xoxo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@ deb:
I can't imagine having that many potatoes, onions (or flour) at one time either! I'm thinking that it might have to hold dog food...as long as Tag and Bella don't learn how to tip them open themselves. (wink)
Thanks for your note.
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@Lady Locust:
Thanks! I probably won't decide what's going to go in them until we're finished with the remodel. I'm looking forward to sharing more as we progress.

Blessings,
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@ Debra:
Thanks! I can't wait until it's finished and I can reveal the whole finished project! I think I need to ask for "patience".
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@ Mandy
Perhaps you've read that I was born in England. I'm hoping to visit in the next year or two. For now, my attention is here at the farmhouse.

I know that you're used to buildings that are hundreds of years older than our little farm, but I'm so thrilled to have this nearly-hundred year old abode. I really can't imagine stripping away all the charming features that make it what it is. We've chosen to embrace them, instead. Well, with the exception of plumbing, which needs a little updating. wink

Thank you for leaving a note and joining me on this journey.
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@Createology
Sherry:
I couldn't agree more about the saloon doors. More than a visual block, they were also impeding traffic flow, as Handsome and I both work in the kitchen together.

Thanks for joining me on our journey.
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@ C Reeder PhxAz
I haven't shown it yet, but we have laundry chutes on first and second levels! I love that feature, too! We're having so much fun here, and are glad you're following along.
xo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

@mray:
Hi Marcy:
We have lilacs, too! I was so excited when I saw them in the yard. It just doesn't seem like a true farmhouse without them...and bridal bouquet bushes (like tiny hydrangeas). I think you know how much I love this place.
Thanks for your note.
xo
Donna

Kris said...

Everything in that room is so fun!! I love the tilt-out bins and I read above, laundry chutes!! Oh, what memories from childhood!! Are you doing the work or having it contracted out? There is soooo much to do!! :-)) Loving it!!

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