Kitchen Pantry

I love that Dale made a shelf specifically for the microwave, he even made it so the height was comfortable for me to reach. (He’s my Superman!)


The pantry originally was a 4 x 5 dining room. (Too small) To utilize the dining space we decided to make a much needed pantry instead. The shelves were built relatively quickly. It was the doors that took some time. Dale wanted the pantry doors to match the laundry doors as much as possible. He used 24 inch 6 panel doors from the master bedroom closets. (We removed those doors because we will not need them; the master bedroom will be our future living room.)  Fortunately, Dale found a door along the side of the road in someone’s trash, which he used to make the small door above the microwave.

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Above pictures, in the process of priming and painting, ceilings and walls.

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Above picture, after laundry room was primed and painted.

Below pictures, pantry being built.

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Dale added wainscoting to the top shelf.

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He cut the doors to the correct size, which left a void in each end and on each side. Dale used solid wood to fill the hollow gap. This process was a very time consuming task.

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Mark McKinney is our painter. (Mark of Quality Painting Co) Mark primed and painted our pantry doors. He also painted the exterior of our home and has done a wonderful job!IMG_2532 (2)Even though it took some time for the pantry to be completed, it was worth the wait! The pantry looks beautiful! We chose chrome for the door knobs and hinges.


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Laundry Room

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I love that Dale made a shelf specifically for the microwave, which freed up counter space in the kitchen. He even made it so the height was comfortable for me to reach. (He’s my Superman!)

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Another custom touch, accent lighting for the decorative shelf.

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Pantry completed!

Doors and trim painted with Behr’s Cream Mist.

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Why it’s simply impassible! Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible? Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing is impossible! (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass)

Thank you for stopping by!

2 comments on “Kitchen Pantry”

  1. Brilliant! Dale is very talented and I love that he can see “custom door” where someone else sees only “trash.”

    P.S. Crystal sent me from Mobile Home Living.


    1. Yes Dale is very talented! He always sees treasure in someone’s trash. lol! I will be blogging sometime in the near future about the sewing chair he rescued. The chair will go in my dressing room which we are working on right now. Please check back.


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