Pretty as a Pantry

Pretty as a Pantry
OK, this one is tricky.  I will try to explain the best I can, but it took me a great deal of squinting and staring until I realized what exactly was going on with this makeover.  Basically, Amy from Playing Sublimely took this looooong and narrow room that was hardly ever used, (seen here with the kids and dog) and turned it into three separate spaces: a mudroom, a pantry, and a built-in china hutch.  And not just any old mudroom, pantry or china hutch, no, these are only the most fabulous of such rooms you’ve ever laid eyes on.

pantry mudroom makeover before

blank wall turned into a mudroom/pantry | betterafter.netMudroom on the left, pantry on the right.  See, the girls and dog were standing where the pantry is now.  Do you want a closer look?  Prepare yourself for full-on fabulousness:


pantry makeover | betterafter.netWhat?!  I know. My dishes are from IKEA and don’t deserve a home nearly as palatial as this.
How about the mudroom?

built-in mudroom |
I would freak the freak out if anyone got mud in this room, EVER!  I would rename it the take-off-your-shoes-and-slip-on-a-pair-of-fabric-booties-instead-please room.
And lastly, when the two rooms were built, they created a hallway with a blank space at the end that was calling out for some sort of built-in.  Amy and the rest of her fabulous dishes answered that call.


pantry mudroom makeover |
I’m impressed.  And inviting myself over for dinner.
See more of this redo HERE and HERE.  Thanks Amy!


  1. January 12, 2012 / 12:46 AM

    Shall I take my mouth off the floor now?

  2. January 12, 2012 / 1:27 AM

    This is absolutely stunning.

  3. January 12, 2012 / 1:42 AM

    Oh wow!!! The finishes are impeccable! Great choices and gorgeous taste!

  4. January 12, 2012 / 2:27 AM

    Insanely amazing! Stunning and inspiring. Shall I go on? Stupendous. A huge cup of awesome! The spaces are gorgeous!

  5. January 12, 2012 / 3:44 AM

    Lindsey, as you put it so eloquently “Freak the freak out” is the perfect response to all of this 🙂 Its beautiful!

  6. January 12, 2012 / 5:00 AM

    Wow. That is beautiful

  7. January 12, 2012 / 8:58 AM

    What a fantastic use of space!!! Seriously green with envy over here.

  8. January 12, 2012 / 12:59 PM

    Oh, my goodness. When I started reading and you said mudroom…yeah. This isn’t what I pictured. lol

    Absolutely gorgeous.


  9. January 12, 2012 / 1:33 PM

    Way fun, thanks for sharing friend!
    Amy 🙂

  10. January 12, 2012 / 8:45 PM

    One word.


  11. January 12, 2012 / 10:00 PM

    wow! i’ve never lived in a space as nice as that mudroom, the pantry, or that hutch!

  12. January 15, 2012 / 10:58 PM

    Wow and wow!

  13. January 31, 2012 / 4:54 AM

    Where did she find the hardware to the built-in? I love it!

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