How to Cook the Hell Out of Your CSA Box: Part 2 - So they let me do it again! I got to bring home that great big box of family-sized local organic produce and whip up some food for the children. As I’ve me...
25 June 2012
First off, I should say that I'm thrilled we have a pantry in our house. Not every house has one, and it's awesome we do. Of course I'd love a walk-in, but ours totally works.
It works, but it doesn't exactly look good.
Here are some angles of what basically amounts to a cubby hole in the wall.
Once upon a time there was apparently a door covering the cubby hole opening, but that evidently got in the way, and it's not hard to see why. So we don't want to put another door there. Also, we'll for sure be doing a big kitchen update in the next couple of years (wohoo! guaranteed blog content into 2014!), so we didn't want to do any pantry beautification that we'd later wish we hadn't spent all that time or money on, since we'd be re-doing it anyway.
Maybe if the whole pantry was just bulk foods in pretty jars like the one shelf, I'd be okay showing it off. But the world does not need to see Mark's Chef Boyardee.
I'm not always a huge fan of curtains as doors for closets and such, but our downstairs is definitely in need of some fabric softness. All of our windows downstairs in the great room have wood blinds, not curtains, so the pantry curtain would be the only fabric one in sight.
Here's what we chose. (Okay, what *I* chose. Mark is very easy-going like that.) It's the Gazebo print in "cloud" by Braemore.
I love that print, and it was a crazy long process to track it down after I found it hanging as a sample in a fabric store in LA, even though they didn't actually have it in stock. (There was much Googling involved, and in the end I even got it for a great price.)
Stay tuned to see the finished, hanging product!
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