I love the kitchen in my new home. It has a good amount of counter space. I love the galley style. However, there was just not enough cabinet space to house all of my cooking paraphernalia because I am a lover of huge cooking equipment.
I love to cook. That is one of the reason I started my cooking blog, From Harvest To Table, last fall. Speaking of my cooking blog. I finally am able to start cooking blog worthy meals so I will be posting there once or twice a week.
Anyway, I have huge dutch ovens, crock pot, food processors, blender, panini presses, paella pan, extra coffee pot etc. that just didn't fit in my kitchen cupboards.
The solution? My version of a butler's pantry, French Country Style.
It is a very old French wardrobe....a real one. It sits in a little nook between the kitchen and dining room. In the picture above I am standing in my kitchen and in the picture below, I am standing in my dining room.
It is HUGE!!! We have 9 foot ceilings, so you can see how tall it is. It measures 4 feet wide by 7 1/2 feet tall. In the picture below, I am standing in my hallway in the front of my foyer.
It has 5 shelves and a huge drawer on the bottom.
It is a burled birch. It has wonderful details, like the handle and keyhole (the key was missing, but I had some skeleton keys and this one works). The doors have an amazing arch and scroll to them.
The hand carving at the top is beautiful.
I found it a an antique mall in Asheville, called Tobacco Barn Antiques. I wish I could get better pictures of it. Because it sits in a nook, the lighting is not the best for picture taking. It is really a beautiful piece.