The butler's pantry is cleaned and fixed!!!!!!

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I am so jealous of your swinging door... mine was removed and SOLD in a garage sale by a PO. :( They are hard to find.
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I have another swinging door in my basement! It was the door from the butler's pantry to the kitchen but it was removed and I do not see the reason to put it back. Actually, I have a lot of doors in my basement mostly from the kitchen and the pantries and some outside doors. Just keeping them for next owner.

The light fixture is solid brass and it is original to the house. Definitely an antique. It was so dirty and broken I though I would have to replace it then I saw that to buy a similar one I need about 2K. That was motivation enough to clean and re-glue.....

It is frosted cylinder pendant looking like this. When I saw the price I got very motivated....

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It's very pretty and definitely worth the effort to restore. Thanks for sharing the details and the close-up shot.

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I was just trying to cram another set of stemware into my non existant china cabinet (it's an old library amoire) before my husband returns and sees I've been shopping again and it wouldn't fit LOL I'm now so jealous of you I'm all red in the face :oops: I desperately need a butlers pantry....or to come over and borrow a few feet from you (let's be honest...I have an addiction and I'll need all of it). Gorgeous work and I love the light fixture as well....but I don't get what was wrong with that lovely (cough cough) wallpaper heh heh

This is the house we didn't buy...I'm going to have this pantry copied in ours SOON!!!
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But it won't even come close to the size of yours!!! How big is that pantry...it looks like a little kitchen LOL What a lovely luxury!!!
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Igloochic wrote:But it won't even come close to the size of yours!!!
You must have a bedroom or two that you could give up for the cause! :D
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That's funny, I have "fur" floors upstairs due to a certain feline!

All kidding aside, you did a beautiful job!
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Mury wrote:That's funny, I have "fur" floors upstairs due to a certain feline!

All kidding aside, you did a beautiful job!

Thanks! I corrected my spelling. At least I have the excuse I learned english later in life....
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Great job Vaso - I wish you could post bigger pics!!! I know the detail would be great to see. I never thought of putting the crochet edging in a cabinet like that - we've used embroidered/cut work napkins on the point, but yours looks better.

Iggy - This is my SIL's regular pantry - bigger than most people's kitchens - and she's got it crammed full (jealous big time!)
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Here's her butler's pantry - again - huge
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This is in the "nook"
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This is in the laundry
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Not a single inch to spare - and it's just two little old people that live there with their dogs . . .
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wow! Those are huge pantries. I also have a food pantry that I still need to strip the pink paper off and organize but it is not that big. And about the pictures I do not know how to post them bigger. I take them out of my flicker page but always come out small. Any suggestions on how to size the pictures?
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Now I feel "so" computer savvy.....
For you Melissa...


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