Sunday, September 04, 2011
The Follow Through
I don't think I ever showed ya'll the completely finished pantry! This is pretty much it completed. I do have a little touch up on the paint and a tad of shoe mould to run but it's pretty much done. I was pleased with the final product. You can see on the top shelf some of the stuff I canned this year. Hopefully I will add a few more pints of things to this still. I have about 12-14 half pints of jams, 4 or 5 pints of salsa, a couple of pints of pickles and about 2 dozen pints of pickled okra. I know that's not a lot but it's better than I did last year. I hope to can a few more tomatoes at least, as my Amish Paste are still coming in. I have also harvested and dried a lot of herbs, which are in the glass jars on the countertop. I also put up shelves over the window and door to hold canning supplies and extra jars, etc.
Directly opposite that wall is this wall with the electrical panel. Code requires your panel to have at least 3 feet of clear space in front of it so we simply put it by the cased opening of the pantry so it would naturally stay clear. We had room to set the little wall for it out slightly in order to make little storage cubby holes there too. It's just right for a small broom closet type thing and to hide stuff like toilet paper and such but still be easy to get to.
I put up a few extras like this bulletin board to record stuff I run out of and all. The shelf above the door also holds table linens and such.
This is the hardware I chose. I like the very streamlined and contemporary look. I know a lot of people think homes in the country should look, well, country but that is just not my cup of tea. All of the fixtures, appliances, switch plates, hardware and the like are brushed stainless in my house. It's a very clean, minimalist look to me. I think it goes well with the maple woodwork and cabinets too.