Before & After: Butler’s Pantry Gets Glossed Over

published Jun 2, 2015
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When Sue De Chiara first saw the butler’s pantry in her (now) new house, this was what it looked like: Storage for miles, dark wood cabinetry, and black countertops. It’s undoubtedly a phenomenal space, but Sue found a way to make it a total showstopper.

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Leaving the countertops and sink as is, she painted the cabinets a glossy deep blue and switched out the hardware. It just goes to show how dramatic a change can be made with just paint!

From Sue:

Through trial and error and several paint swatches I chose a custom blend of Fine Paints of Europe navy mixed with about 25% white. We changed up the original hardware as well and went with these very handsome exposed hinges, bin pulls and handles from Rejuvenation Hardware. And that’s it! The original granite black counter tops and stainless steel sink work perfectly in the space and once I unpacked and styled up all our “stuff” (which took me several days) I was beyond happy with the end result.
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If you want to see more photos of the pantry and the rest of her home, head over to The Zhush.

Thanks Sue!