We are moving right along with our farmhouse kitchen update and have managed to complete one corner of the kitchen. As you can imagine, this has not been an easy task while trying to keep the kitchen functioning while remodeling!
In order to keep things moving and to be less disruptive - we divided the room up into thirds. The first corner was our open pantry shelving/storage area. We were able to convert a corner that was about 5 feet by 5 feet into a higher functioning and usable space.
Here is the before picture:
We added a pantry cabinet on the left hand side and two additional cabinets that butt right up against the newly discovered chimney. We added butcher block countertop and bead board to the back of the walls. Next we added some heavy duty shelving brackets and some shelves which were just some pine boards that we painted white.
Lastly, I added some of my canisters and my start of canning. Little by little I hope to fill up those shelves with homemade canned goods! I'm really pleased with how this has turned out! There is a ton of storage on the those shelves - I could hardly believe it!
The microwave will be eliminated once the 2nd phase (the stove wall) of the remodel is complete. So there is plenty of room to add my food processor and stand mixer and I will still have some food prep area!
Here's the final corner (missing the new flooring which will be done last):
Stay tuned for phase 2 of the kitchen remodel...the stove wall. We have already removed the cabinetry and re-purposed those cabinets in our laundry room...and the next update will include the new stove with overhead microwave vent hood. Here's a sneak peak of the "before" picture of phase 2...