If you’ve been following along for awhile, no doubt you’ve seen the barn door. A million times. Ever wonder what’s behind it? After a few people asked if it’s actually functional, I thought I better show you! It actually hides the smallest, and maybe the BEST, room in the house…the pantry. Ready? Let’s go in!
You would THINK I would have done some grocery shopping before I took pics for this post…but aint nobody got time for that. This is real life, people. 😉 Don’t wanna burst your bubble, but this mama is NOT a cook. Don’t get me wrong, we make tacos and spaghetti like everyone else in America…but there’s also a lot of stopping by for take-out and sandwiches on the run. ‘Tis the season of life. This entire paragraph should be in parenthesis. It’s not earth-shattering news, but apparently my lack of kitchen skills are a vulnerable area that I feel I need to explain. And I know I don’t. You’ll accept me anyway, won’t you? 😉
Soooo, ya. The pantry. It holds food and stuff. But wanna see my FAVORITE “secret-to-clean-kitchen-counters” feature?
Cue the Hallelujah chorus. Seriously. This little counter top is a life-saver! It’s usually littered with the mail pile, keys, sunglasses, and who-knows-what-else. But guess what? That’s great! Because then THE KITCHEN COUNTERS ARE CLEAN AND TIDY. Just roll that barn door closed, and voila! Clean! (Aaaaand now you know why the barn door is usually CLOSED in every other pic you’ve EVER seen of the kitchen, haha). Now let’s talk about the window. It’s fun to have a high “privacy” window like this…it doesn’t even need a window covering, but you know me. I’m a total tension-rod-lover (isn’t everyone?)…so I picked up some outdoor fade-resistant fabric (this window gets blasted with light) and whipped up a quick valance. And then I labeled it because at some point I might forget what room I’m in. Just kidding. I labeled it because I label everything, so we better not make the valance feel “left out.”
The hooks are the perfect spot to stash your purse and jacket. Again, leaving the kitchen CLEAN. 🙂 Oh man. Now you know all of my secrets.
This DARLING stool came from TJ Maxx, one lucky day. It even adjusts up and down…so farmhousey! We found the bin at a vintage sale, and then added some casters to the bottom. Perfect storage for the unsightly odds and ends.
The upper shelves hold serving pieces that don’t get used super often, but they’re still in sight so we don’t forget about them.
Ok, buckle up for the “NOT-CUTE” side…but hey, it holds the chest freezer, which is so convenient!
And here’s the view from the pantry…just to give some perspective.
In case you missed the “video tour” on Instagram, you can watch it here.
Thanks for stopping by the pantry! I won’t offer to make you any dinner, but cookies? Now we’re talking!