Sunday, November 14, 2010

Calming The Dish Pantry

I'm linking up to Funky Junk Interiors for this week's Saturday Night Special.

Jump on over to Savvy Southern Style for the new party Boring to Better

I'm joining all the make-overs and re-vamps with Susan for Metamorphosis Monday

A minimalist I'm not.  I like a lot of "stuff" and "things" around me, lots of visual
impact and eye candy around my house.  But during the holidays, it sometimes becomes
just way too much with the addition of the holiday boughs and baubles, cakes and
cookies, garlands and gifts, plus the toys and tchotkes. And then there is the TREE.



In the interest of calming a major part of this visual overload I  put simple panels of fabric on
cafe rods in the dish storage cupboard and closets in the pantry hall. For about $50 I have
hidden some of the clutter of all those dishes and accessories used for our everyday dishes.
The Before images have appeared on TLRT before in a series of posts about

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After



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After




What are you doing to spruce up for the upcoming holidays?

Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you'll drop by during
this coming week for a couple more tablescapes and a look at some
more of my vintage pottery collection.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Candy! What a gorgeous tree! Now as much as I love seeing all your wonderful dishes I love love your fabric behind the glass doors! So nice. I did this to a little built in desk area with cabinets above in my breakfast room.
    Love your home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Wow, everything is amazing -- i love your house!!!

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  3. Fabric on the doors looks wonderful. I like seeing your dishes, but I like it this way, too.

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  4. What a GREAT idea, I love this!!!

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  5. What a great idea to change the look of your doors..tree looks lovely!

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  6. Oh how fun! I love it and the fabric is beautiful! Thank you for all of your creative ideas!

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  7. Your tree is gorgeous!! I think hanging the fabric on the doors made it more elegant looking!! Very pretty!!

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  8. I just found your blog via BNOTP. Love, love, love it. I'll be back often to visit.

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  9. I just love that tree! It is very festive. The fabric looks great and really adds something to the space. Girl, you are so blessed to have such a great storage area!
    Lacy

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  10. Your cabinet curtains are fabulous, Candy, and so is the storage! Is that this year's tree?

    Super!

    I think I'll be changing my dining room window treatments for the holidays.

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  11. I like seeing your dishes too, but then I don't live with looking them everyday.I can imagine the fabric tones down all the brilliant colors and allows to you focus on one color or theme for the holidays. It's a nice change. Good thing is you can undo and look at all the pretty colors later. Love everything you do! Hugs and Blessings!~Ames

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  12. What a stunning tree!
    And the fabric panel idea is just perfect. You can really focus on the gorgeous tree!

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  13. The fabric panels look so pretty. Adds a lot of softness.

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  14. Perfect! I'd love a place like that to store my dishes. You tree makes me smile!

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  15. What magic. Love the mirrow over the desk. Did you do this or purchase? I would like to do something like this for our first grandchilds room. Any comment would be wonderful. Thanks. mar

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  16. Thank you all for coming by. ... I'm loving the calmer look of the dish cabinets, but it is not a permanent thing. That's what I love about it, I can take them down when the mood strikes or change the fabric for yet another look without a big investment of time or money!

    That's last year's tree ..... hoping to bring a new look to my tree this year, just need to get to work on it and stop thinking and talking about it. I need to get to the "do it" stage!

    Mar - I think you must mean the mirror in the sidebar??? I've had that for probably 20 years and I think it came from Horchow if I remember correctly. This is the third house it has lived in with us. :-)

    Candy

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  17. Your tree is beautiful, but I am so envious of your dish storage closets. It looks so nice with the fabric on the doors.

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  18. Your storage closets look marvelous with that gorgeous fabric. Great way to hide the clutter. Thanks so much for joining the party!

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  19. Love the damask and the storage cabinets are gorgeous!

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  20. Oh wow, this is so pretty. I love the way this looks. I'm headed to go check out more of your blog. :)

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  21. That tree is HUGE!!! Love the new panels!

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  22. Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! What gorgeous cabinets! Love the look of the curtains in the glass! The fabric is so pretty!

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  23. I love your idea! The stripe looks like seersucker in yellow and white, Sweet! You know I must agree with you I love my space to be full of things that I love. I love the jam packed tree, just how a Christmas tree should be, IMHO!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  24. I would die for cabinets in my kitchen like those. They look good with and with out the fabric.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  25. Hello Candy...... Love your transformation of doors with the fabric . it looks so neat and beautiful that I think where I can do this..... ohhh at the moment I have nothing to do like this... its lovely.I would love if you please have a cup of tea with some crispy cookies with me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    And I have some very crafty items too to share...
    Love
    Farah

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  26. I did the same thing last year to reduce some of the visual clutter. Love yours, love mine!!! Sally

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  27. Thanks for coming by everyone .... I'm still loving this softer look with the fabric panels.

    Candy

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  28. Wow, that looks amazing! I love what you did - great job!

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  29. Thanks Heather, I'm so pleased you stopped by.

    Candy

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  30. Candy, taking a look at all these ideas tonight as I try to figure out more storage ideas for myself. Boy would I love to have these large cabinets.
    Great idea to use the curtains on the inside. ~ Sarah

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  31. Hi Sarah!

    I love my curtains in my cabinets! Originally I thought I might remove them after the holidays, but I am still enjoying them as Spring approaches.

    Candy

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