San Bernard Pantry: Cedar and Vintage

kitchen-plan

 

A comment recently reminded me that I’ve never shared the pantry portion of our kitchen! When I posted about our Hand Built Vintage Country Kitchen, I left out the pantry as we hadn’t started on it yet. For an idea of the floorplan (we reversed ours, but the layout is the same) we have a large walk-in pantry situated between our range and the dining table. Let’s get started with the fantastic door, shall we?
pantry-door

 

I found this old screen door at the Wimberley Market Days and fell in love. It was a bit shorter and wider than the pantry opening, so I made some alterations to make it fit. To fill in the space at the top I created a Faux Transom Window with cedar, plexiglass and painted hot glue. I was loath to cut down the door in any way, so instead of hanging it inside the opening with a traditional jamb, we simply used three gate hinges to install it.

pantry-hinge

 

For the closure, I used a catch most often seen in bathroom stalls. I installed it upright to fit on the edge of the door. It’s not necessary, it just allows me to “lock” the door so my toddler can’t sneak in and throw stuff around.

pantry-lock

 

I had a problem with the hinge tension, the door would stay open instead of flush to the trim. Oddly my dad had this screen door closing hardware in his shop, so I gratefully appropriated it and had Jacob climb the ladder to install it. I like that it makes that traditional screen door creak when it opens, and luckily it doesn’t crash closed.

pantry-close

 

Now let’s take a look inside! To the left of the entry I had some wall space and decided to whip up a spice rack and foil-holder a la Shanty 2 Chic.

One thought on “San Bernard Pantry: Cedar and Vintage

  1. Killer, I like your approach to the pantry. I have a similar pantry and the one happening to watch out for is the tendency of people (never me) to just use the pantry as a closet and throw things on the floor. Then you end up wading through the stuff to get to the important stuff. On another note I saw this web site today that you may find interesting. It is called Living Green and Frugally and the address is http://www.livinggreenandfrugally.com

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