Last year I did a post on some of the mysteries regarding the butler’s pantry in the Cross House. Today, I would like to talk about the sink cabinet. Please, won’t you join me?
Well, the AS BUILT proved a lot more attractive than the AS DRAWN. I just love the curved corner. Which is really necessary as you sweep past this corner going from the dining room door (to the left) to the kitchen door (to the right). Note how the wood wainscoting is painted.
The counter is also a drainboard! LOVE IT! And I am itchin’ to refinish it!
The sweet sweet sweet sink is copper!!!!!! I am itchin’ to polish it! Note the missing hot/cold faucets. I am itchin’ to replace them!
Today, for the first time, I thought: What is under the sink? So I opened one of the doors (which was badly stuck closed) and peered inside. Golly! UNPAINTED wainscoting! Oh baby, now I am itchin’ to refinish the wainscoting!
Incredibly, the original 1894 drain is in situ!!!!!!! I sooooooo plan on keeping this. The copper piping was installed by the previous owner, Bob.
The rest of the cabinets in the pantry have doors. When somebody painted the wainscoting they also painted, partially, the doors. They left the center panels varnished. Weird.
If you open the doors however, they reveal glorious UNPAINTED finishes! Whoee! I am itchin’ to refinish all the doors.