You HAVE to see the before! Can you guess what happened to the hot water heater?


When I posted this project I went back to find a before picture. I couldn't even believe it. I had forgotten what it looked like. When we bought the farmhouse in 2009, I fell in love with the kitchen and the attached butler's pantry. It was dark and dreary and wallpapered from celing to floor, but I knew. I knew that it could be so much more than a dark dreary space.
For more details....check out....http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/the-new-butlers-pantry
Open shelving with white dishes and platters. Ready for company.
Before picture. Yikes!
View from the hallway connecting to the butler's pantry.

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3 questions
  • Carol Rodgers
    on Dec 13, 2016

    Where did you get the racks that your players are standing in? I haven't been able to find any Carol

  • Donna Belvees
    on Nov 11, 2017

    So, where DID you hide the water heater??
    • Ama
      on Sep 15, 2018

      Think it's still next to the fridge/freezer behind a door???????????

    • Gina Pendino
      on Sep 24, 2018

      I hope not. If the water heater ever has to be replace, they would have to tear out a bunch of stuff to get to it. I see a little skinny door next to the fridge.

      I also noticed the circuit breaker box was on the other side of the fridge. I hope they left an access panel for that as well.

    • Denise Wettering
      on Oct 1, 2018

      Im sure they new what they were doing, in order to access everything!

    • Debbie Prettyman
      on Dec 18, 2018

      I think there isn’t a side next to the fridge. They can see via door and replace by pulling out refrigerator when needed. Plus gives some ventilation.

  • Muhd Puhdlz
    on Nov 1, 2018

    thank you so much,this is almost what I have been looking for in what I hope to accomplish im my small MH kitchen!

    whats your advice to a never done it before newbee ??

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  • Judy
    on Jan 2, 2017

    I thought about dust also, dishes need to be rinsed before use. Seems cup hooks would do nicely there.

    • Bernice H
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Not if you use them every day..some people do. I never had a problem.

  • Tabitha Jeter
    on Mar 15, 2019

    That’s simply gorgeous 😍

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