Armoire or cabinets to make a pantry?

terri_pacnwMarch 17, 2014

Any one done this?
We are looking at a house that does not have a pantry. I need pantry storage. I have been cruising Houzz and Pinterest looking for ideas.
Seems very do-able.. just looking to see if anyone here has done it?

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Why *not* an armoire? If you can reconfigure it in the kitchen space, it would certainly work.

My dream is to use several pieces of antique French furniture as actual cabinets in a kitchen......some day.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 1:10PM
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That would be lovely!
The start is...what style do I want to covey. Lol

I am actually a very modern clean lined person. But I like cottage charm.
My current kitchen was redone about 9 years ago. We went shaker style maple with one shade from natural on them. All Brushed Stainless. Glass mosaic squares as a half splash, and Corian tops. Kitchen walls are Paprika.

And I love it..but thinking something completely different for this house.

This post was edited by terri_pacnw on Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 21:14

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 2:08PM
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You can find modern armoires. Much easier I think. I was just in Ikea and there are quite a few.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 2:22PM
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I bought this ugly but interesting piece on Ebay--it is remarkably capacious, and I have liquor storage, large trays and serving pieces, vases--stuff--in there. It could be organized more intelligently than I have it--but it adds some interest to your kitchen.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 10:29PM
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See that's what I mean..a piece you wouldn't expect, but it works..

Snookums2, yes me and the Ikea catalog are going to get reacquainted. Lol

I have a pin on Pinterest, that is two Ikea book cases with moldings and trims added to look built in. Might go that route.
As I was in the house again today wandering around taking pictures and video for reference....(helps to have your friend be your agent)
I was telling her about my ideas..and she thought it was a great way to make a pantry.

I like to have as much information as possible before decisions are

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 1:16AM
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Makes perfect sense to me -- either an armoire, china cabinet or hutch -- depending on what you find and whether you want all closed storage, display or a "counter." I have one that I was planning on using as a gift wrap/craft center (has a fold down table), but my dad moved and I took possession of my mom's china and crystal. It is now a china cabinet/butler's pantry -- at least until I decide to sell or gift one of the sets of china.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:26AM
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I wanted to do precisely this for my mudroom. Had an imposing but attractive cherry armoire that would have held a ton of items and was no longer needed in its current spot. But for the width in a limited mudroom space, this is where it would be right now. And would have been so much more cost effective than new cabs for that room.

bottom line! I say go for it.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:01PM
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