And My Butler Fantasy Becomes Reality

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 5, 2013 — 2 Comments

I’ve spent the last few days chipping away at my newest big project–a butler’s pantry-ish nook at the end of the laundry room that’s right next to the kitchen. Here’s my inspiration:


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And here’s what I’m working with. Try not to be impressed by all the beautiful things you see in this photo.

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I’m almost done with the wood counter–and it only cost about $50! I still have to sort through all the photos and write out how I did it, but for now here’s a sneak peak of Miss Piggy enjoying what could potentially be her new home.

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Once I’m done with the counter I’ve got to make a skirt. Because right now it looks like a wood counter with a cat litter box underneath, and that’s not exactly the look that I’m going for. I would really love it if I didn’t have to look at the litter box at all. The striped fabric in the photo at the top of this post is really cool in that space but I don’t think it’s right for me. I’m thinking about using this yellow suzani instead:

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It’s made by Premier Prints, who I’ve noticed has lots of cute fabrics for under $10/yard. I’ve been reading about how to do a box pleat for a nice, tailored look, but I just got really freaked out thinking about trying to match up the pattern. Maybe I’ll just fly by the seat of my pants and let the pattern be uneven. This ain’t the Ritz, after all. It’s just my laundry room. I think I’m already ahead of the curve just by trying to hide all my junk. Most people just let their junk hang all out, haha. But not me. I’m fancy and I hide my litter box. Or at least I will be hiding my litter box as soon as I figure out how to make a box pleat and spend some quality time with my sewing machine.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


2 responses to And My Butler Fantasy Becomes Reality

  1. can’t wait to see the final product! we used that print for the rocking chair in our nursery and LOVE it. so if you do decide to go with it, it is beautiful in person.

    here’s the link:

    how are you able to do all this?? i can barely get around to spraypainting a cakestand that I’ve had out for weeks. haha

  2. WOoh! Can’t wait to see it!

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