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A chest for the scullery

06jan-2

The chest for the scullery is in place. I wanted something very specific so we had it made (adapted actually) in Germany and then shipped to us in a flat pack. It took me ages to put it together. The porcelain handles are Moroccan, I love how they work with the tiles. The other wall is floor to ceiling cupboards, so adding drawers sort of completes the space and makes it more efficient. The top drawers are for spices and then the others are for tea towels, napkins, napkin rings- and anything I don’t use regularly in the kitchen. As at one end the scullery leads to the green room (see last picture) we went with a slightly darker shade of the same colour.

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30 comments on “A chest for the scullery

  1. Esme upon the Cloud
    January 6, 2017

    Very nice, love the handles. (not ‘love handles’) I have a similar chest that’s an original, it looks like this

    but has a long slim drawer at the top that has never had handles, just a keyhole. It’s on its last legs mind you, so for stability having a new one made makes sense. When I move in I’ll hang a large mirror on the wall that’s too high for anyone to see in. *nods*

    – esme liking his style as ever upon the Cloud

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  2. Dwight Doskey
    January 6, 2017

    Et sans doute, you already have the maid . . .

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    • I wish! We’ve been having a maid war (and a porcelain war- long story) for 16 years. Mike was raised in a Welsh Methodist environment which makes him uncomfortable with help.

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      • Dwight Doskey
        January 8, 2017

        And I know the Welsh Methodist environment well after Aberystwyth. And my present in-laws are Methodist as well. Wish Mike well for me, and ask him to relax. After a while the help are no longer are strangers invading the house . . .

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  3. tildeb
    January 6, 2017

    Beautifully done. Perfect colouring. Love the handles.

    The only thing I’d change is the top: I find using the same counter top as the kitchen not only ties the furniture to its purpose but is a highly functional addition to gaining a bit of space… especially for those kitchen ‘helpers’ who can be tasked to use it as a work station away from where one needs to work.

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  4. inspiredbythedivine1
    January 6, 2017

    I got a scullery for my chest once, but it nearly crushed me to death so I returned it.

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  5. Cara
    January 6, 2017

    I love it

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  6. belasbrightideas
    January 6, 2017

    Nice aesthetic. I have those exact knobs, used as finials to bits of doweling and set into ‘belly banding’ for hanging stuff. I loved the knobs so much, but they didn’t quite go with the Japanese house restoration. But they did find their place in the entryway, so I’m happy. Which is the same taupe as you used on your cabinets. 😀

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  7. Helen Devries
    January 6, 2017

    I covet those handles.

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  8. karenjane
    January 6, 2017

    I covet that chest. But haven’t got room. I’ve always wanted a chest with lots of drawers, so I can keep things tidy. & I’m now mentally arranging my things in your chest of drawers.

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  9. john zande
    January 6, 2017

    I salute you for the simple fact of keeping craftsmen/women employed with commissions. Glass. Raised.

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  10. clubschadenfreude
    January 7, 2017

    very cool. I currently have what was deemed a “lingerie chest” at a cheap furniture as storage for my table linens (and currently far too much costuming stuff since my dining room table serves as my construction space). Oh well, out of sight, out of mind 🙂

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  11. acflory
    January 7, 2017

    Not fair, Pinky…this is the King of Flatpacks…and German made as well. It’s lovely. Want to do a swap? 😀

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    • I love your little greenhouse! If you’re afraid of it falling apart, try reinforcing it. The thing with flatpacks is you can’t beat the price, so investing an extra little bit here or there can turn what you’ve got into a much higher end thing 😉

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      • acflory
        January 7, 2017

        Short of building up the sides with bricks, I’m not sure how I could reinforce it, but honestly, I’m not that concerned any more. It should last long enough for me to experiment with seedlings. If it turns out to be useful, I might invest in a ‘proper’ greenhouse. 🙂

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  12. karenjane
    January 7, 2017

    Husband also loves the chest but says that is not a scullery, it’s far too smart.

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  13. midihideaways
    January 9, 2017

    Looks great – which company did you use for the chest??

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