For years I wondered how to make the most out of this awkwardly shaped closet under our stairs. After it's recent transformation, I think it is worthy of being called a "Butler's
Pantry"...even if a butler doesn't come with it! I placed a metal rack on one side for extra storage and placed a wine fridge on the bottom. A drop cloth curtain attached using Velcro hides paper towels and napkins. I also made a Hanging Wine Rack using an old cabinet door and attaching metal glass holders underneath. A chalkboard was made out of an old TV tray. Carpet was replaced with peel and stick flooring and the entire space got a fresh coat of paint. Vintage Silver trays displayed on the wall add the perfect finishing touch! #Bestof2012#OrganizedHome
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Commented on Sep 23, 2012
The perfect place for all those awkward shaped serving items, and beautiful!! Thank you for
It is probably from the 30's - 50's and is currently filled with dirt. I am planning on digging it out, and getting it running by next year. It looks to be concrete with rocks along the
top wall. It is only about 5' at the longest and 4' at the widest (roughly pear shaped), will that size be able to successfully sustain fish? (not counting fishing birds and wildlife ;) ) Thanks!! :)
Commented on Sep 11, 2012
I will post pictures soon. It's still filled with dirt... Thank you Aquascape for the info!
:) I'm going to attempt to recycle/reuse first. Even if I have to have a 'plant pond' :) . I WILL have a water feature somewhere, though!! @ Woodbridge, geez, I hope I don't find anything scary....Pretty sure it was meant to be a pond, it's pear shaped, and has about a 5-6" thick concrete shell with rocks around the top. It's approx. 30" at the very smallest, and 4-5' at the thickest.
Since you guys appreciated the coffee table from an old door that my husband built for me, I thought you'd love to see what he can do with old windows, too! Over the years he has built
some seriously cool pieces of furniture and shadowboxes, too. The very first thing he made for me was the window shadowbox to hold my wedding bouquet and bridal portraits. It's one of my most prized possessions.
He used scrap lumber from his grandfather's porch swing to create the red shadowboxes. I painted the red table and distressed it to look old. We make a pretty good team! :)
He doesn't use any plans to build things, but another Hometalker asked for plans for his tables in the coffee table post, so here is a little tutorial I wrote on how he created the hinged window shadowbox table: http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2008/09/tu...