I am not sure what to call this room now. It is a small room... I think the dimensions are about 8 ft. x 14 ft. and it opens into our kitchen.
It would be perfect for a laundry room however our laundry room is in our basement.
It was once my sewing room before I began quilting several years ago. It was perfect for just a sewing machine, a serger and an ironing board but I quickly out grew it for quilting.
When we did an addition to our house about a year and a half ago for Amber I moved my sewing room into her bedroom. She got a new bedroom and a bath and I got a new sewing room!
I took this picture from my kitchen.
The room is long and narrow. The door you see in the center is a closet that still has shelves and shelves of fabric!
I wish I had taken "before" pictures! The room was painted with a faux finish and had carpet. We ripped up the carpet put tile down and repainted the room an apple green.
Lowe's had this shelving unit that I wanted to hold dishes (it holds 350 lbs. per shelf). We purchased it and then I used furniture I had around the house and in the basement for additional storage.
This is the curtain I had in my sewing room so I coordinated the room around the colors. There are double windows so I would have plenty of daylight for sewing.
I have had this clock for 33 years. We bought it when we were married for our kitchen. Our anniversary was last week so I know how old it is and it still works!
Small cookbooks in a basket ... many are my grandmothers ... very old ones!
A piece of furniture my husband painted that will hold my mother's china. I have just got to handwash it all!
I found these knobs at Hobby Lobby for the closet that match perfectly.
A bookshelf full of cookbooks. I love to read cookbooks especially Gooseberry Patch ones!
I love dishes! These are sitting on top of an old French Provincial lingerie chest I had as a little girl. The chest now holds tableclothes and napkins for every season and then some!
Another view looking back towards the kitchen ... I always have plenty of serving pieces!
We also found this unit at Lowe's for cups, paper plates, paper towels, etc. I love the big hooks on the sides for utensils for grilling I never knew what to do with before! It is a tall shelving unit with shelves and one drawer. I also store my Diet Cokes on the bottom shelf!
One drawer is used for napkins.
And this pie safe holds some more of my grandmother's cookbooks which I love! I am gradually getting everything organized ... I can't believe that basket is empty! It may be used for packaged mixes like taco seasonings and ranch dressing mixes. Who knows!
I do know that everything is easier to find when I need a certain dish. At a glance I can tell if it is in here or in my china cabinet or in a buffet I store dishes.
I hope you enjoyed the "tour" of my pantry/dish room? Help! What would you call it?
Thanks for visiting and God Bless!