We’re making progress in the Butler’s Pantry!

Well, I hope you had a blessed weekend! 

We just finished up our spring break, and I’ll admit that I’m ready to get back into the routine of school and work. :)

Today, I wanted to show you a few quick pics and a video of what we have been doing in our “butler’s pantry.”   I’m calling it our butler’s pantry, but it really is going to be a coffee bar and utility closet.  But “butler’s pantry” sounds so much more fun, right? :)

I shared in an earlier post that we were using inexpensive luan on the walls to create the look of wood planked walls.  We primed the luan first, then painted it Dove White by Benjamin Moore.

Cy began building the “boxes” to our utility closet that will house our dirty laundry baskets and cleaning supplies.

On the side closest to the kitchen is where we are building our “coffee bar.”  I am looking forward to this extra storage in a HUGE WAY!!!

Here is one of the inspiration pictures for how I want to do the upper cabinets…

I’m going to keep the back of the cabinets open so you can see the wood planked walls in the background. :)

I put together all of my instastories in the video below to give you an idea of where we are at in the process.  Although, the cabinet boxes have now been painted black, and we are waiting on the production of our cabinet doors.  We are partnering with CabinetNow.com on the part of our project.  :)

I will be sharing more updates on my instastories this week, so if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can do so HERE.


  1. This space is really coming together! Thanks for the information on the cabinet doors. I’ll have to definitely check them out. We have a cabin that I would love to eventually replace the kitchen cabinets. The cabinet boxes are fine, so maybe painting and getting new doors would be the ticket. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. We had a similar oddly placed electrical panel. We placed a framed out cabinet door over it. Now it just looks like a oddly placed cabinet;). But no longer looking at the panel!

  3. I love you talent in pulling a room together with such style. I really like the luan you used to save money but give the walls a planked look. I’m curious as to how much money you will put into this little room to finish it.

  4. Hello. I was wondering if you are building these cabinets yourself? I saw a your YouTube video on the laundry room. Is this the same build? I need to make cabinets for my kitchen pantry. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  5. I have been following your blog for quite a while. I recognized your son today at Lowe’s while he was loading heavy stepping stones into our truck. Such a handsome and nice young man. Hope he does well in the music business in Nashville. Love your blog. Blessings.

  6. Hey Traci, It looks beautiful as always, I know it’s gonna be spectacular. I had a thought about that panel cover. Why not cover that door in some kind of white canvas or gauzy type material and then have Cy frame it out and its an instant message center, Just needs a few magnets! ;) Remember the framed cookie sheets you did, same idea just a thought!,, Love it already!!!

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