{Making a Home} | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

I think it is true what they say about the adoption process causing similar symptoms to pregnancy.  I think that I am nesting.  Certainly, it also coincides with warm weather, and settling in to living in the farmhouse.  The temporary schoolroom is finished and I’m letting it steep a little before we dig in and really give it a work out.

Last week, we got some rain that was enough to keep everyone out of the field.  It was a perfect opportunity to get the top of the hutch painted and installed in the pantry.

I stayed out of the way and looked around for a pretty crocheted trim to use for shelf lace.  I found a beautiful French crochet pattern that reminds me of wheat sheaves.  I’m working on transcribing the pattern from a crochet chart into a written pattern to share.

I bought new drawer pulls in an oiled bronze-looking finish, and I found some tension rods to fit the openings in the lower part of the hutch.  I want to make some curtains to hide some of the bits and pieces stored there.

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

 

It just need curtains for the bottom, and shelf lace for the top shelves.

Making a Home | Of Pantries and Shelf Lace

Check back here on the blog for the finished translated and written pattern.

This pretty hutch has been around awhile.  Brian’s brother made it for their parents, we received it a few years ago.  The pretty glass doors couldn’t hold up to our heavy use, and one of the lower doors developed a funny bow.  So we decided to give it a makeover and repurpose it.  Look around at what you have, or what you can find.  It doesn’t have to be costly to make your home lovely and functional.