Butler’s Pantry Preview & Free Mrs. Meyers

by | Jul 11, 2018 | All Things Home | 23 comments

As I shared yesterday, I’ve been working on the butler’s pantry this week and it’s coming right along.  I worked on priming and painting it today, but yesterday I took of the doors, removed the glass shelves, and installed bead board and corbels to customize it and make it look a bit more like a piece of furniture.  (The top was just dry-fitted when I took this picture, so that’s why it’s leaning in at the top.)

Just adding the bead board and the corbels made such a difference.  I can’t wait to get it finished and put back it all back together again.  If you’re excited to see my progress, you can follow the makeover on my Instagram stories.

I also wanted to share that Grove Collaborative is offering FREE Mrs. Meyers products to new customers who join their site.

I have been a member for a couple of years now and I have enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  It’s nice to have our staples, like Jasön Lavender Body Wash, Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Laundry Detergent, and Tom’s Wicked Fresh Toothpaste delivered to our door on a schedule I set.

I always get an e-mail ahead of time, so I can adjust the shipment if I’m out of a staple or I need to remove a product from my order.  I can also change the ship date if I don’t need anything at all or I can place orders when one isn’t scheduled.  It’s been surprisingly flexible and convenient.

And I like Grove as a company.  They are always coming out with awesome household products, like concentrated cleaners, reusable food storage bags, and their glass spray bottles are my favorite.  My mom always jokes that she has bum luck with spray bottles and I think she passed that along to me.  I have had great luck with these, though, and not one nozzle has broken.

They come with colored silicone sleeves, so I can distinguish my “soapy water” mix for cleaning my countertops from the vinegar mix I use on hard water spots.

If you join  Grove Collaborative, during this promotion (July 10-15, 2018), you will receive…

  • Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
  • Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
  • Mrs. Meyer’s hand lotion
  • Grove cleaning caddy
  • Free Shipping & VIP trial

You can choose Honeysuckle, Lemon Verbena, or Lavender.  When in doubt, lavender is always a good idea.

The enamel caddy is a great size for carrying cleaning supplies or putting it to work as a garden tote, which is how I’m using it.  It’s just the right size for a few small hand tools, a spray bottle with water, and a pair of gloves.


If you’re already a member of Grove, you can get their walnut scrubbing sponges for FREE during this promotion.

Disclosure:  This is not a paid sponsorship, but the links contained in this post are affiliate links.  All opinions expressed are my own and I am, myself, a paying customer of Grove Collaborative.


  1. Connie

    I dropped a fork in my Koehler sink and it chipped it. A rubber mate on one side wouldn’t hurt.

  2. beck

    Butler’s pantry looks awesome!. I personally would paint the bead board a contrasting color…maybe just a shade darker than the hutch itself or something completely contrasting. And I know you mentioned making wood shelving and not reinstalling the glass…but I think the glass would “disappear” and highlight what you are displaying. I removed wood shelving and added glass shelving and lighting to an antique hutch and I love it…just a suggestion. Maybe put the glass back for the time being and “live with it” for a time…you can always add wood later if you still want to.

  3. beck

    Oh, and nix the dental molding crown…that looks “dated”…it should just pop off and you can add a different molding!

    • Marian Parsons

      Ha, it’s funny how people view different decor elements as being dated. Dental molding, to me, is timeless, since it’s been used in millwork for centuries. My Opa had hand-cut dental molding in the house he built after retirement, so I have a soft spot for it.

  4. Maria

    Looks great! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  5. Teresa

    Can’t wait to see the finished butler’s pantry! I love bead board, it instantly adds character and texture to an otherwise boring wall or space.

    Where did you get your white soap dispenser? Love it.

    • Marian Parsons

      That was from Ikea!

  6. Deb

    Marian, I am just finishing painting all my kitchen cabinets with BM Advance, and should have asked these questions sooner, but would love your feedback. How long do you let a sprayed coat of paint (on removed cabinet doors) dry before recoating? And do you spray two coats, or are you able to get by with just one after priming? And how long before you rehang them? Do you mask off your concealed hinges? And I assume you do paint both sides of cabinet doors? You seem to get the job done so much faster than I! I’ve been working on mine forever, it seems!

    • Marian Parsons

      Ha, I am a bit impatient when it comes to drying times. I usually recoat once the paint is dry to the touch and they don’t feel tacky at all (or about 2 hours.) For the white paint, I was able to spray the primer and just one coat of paint. Yes, I painted both sides of the cabinet doors. I put the doors back on after about a day. No, I don’t tape off the hinges, but mine are hidden, so I don’t worry if I get a bit of paint on them here or there.

  7. Carol Phillips

    Marian, why not use your own tried and true method of cutting the paint color for your butler’s pantry by 50% like you did for some of your wall colors? That way, the cabinet won’t look too heavy, but your white ironstone will contrast with the lighter green. Maybe the wooden shelves should be the same dark green as the face frame and base cabinets. Sort of a compromise between dark green and white beadboard choices.

    • Marian Parsons

      I had a specific idea of what I wanted with the green and it’s actually a custom-mixed color. 🙂

  8. Michele

    I don’t think its free. You have to spend a certain amount to get the “free” gift.

  9. Junitta

    It IS free for joining regardless of what you buy. I just joined a few months ago and received the same items. I. Love. Grove Collaborative.

  10. Colleen

    I used beadboard wallpaper for my bathroom, kitchen wall and backsplash!
    I JUST love it! However that being said, you should not use it in high traffic areas…is kinda foamy texture and it could get dinged!

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, it is an awesome product! This was thin bead board planks, but the paper would’ve been a good option, too.

  11. Joan

    Love the beadboard you added to the cabinet…
    but wondered to make your ironstone pop, if you could pick a soft color for the beadboard
    from your mural wall, something softer, especially for your ironstone to stand out like a soft blue green on the beadboard and instead of dark green match to the mural in something a bit darker for contrast…
    I agree with you that if the whole cupboard is dark green it will be heavy looking.
    Makes me wonder if you’re going to do that anyway!

  12. Kat

    Can you add something from the corbel to the countertop – so the beadboard isnt floating on the sides? Possibly under the corbels? Its looking great!

  13. June M

    Geez checked out the Grove site, loved what I saw , selected my items and when I was in the checkout found out that. They. Don’t. Ship. To. Canada… Bummer!
    Hope they change that.
    Your butlers pantry is looking great 👍

  14. Frances

    I continue to be amazed and humbled by the amount of work you accomplish. You are a busy lady! Having just started working on branding my art and blog, I can really appreciate all of the unseen work that goes into your posts. Your photos and vignettes are gorgeous – that’s a huge amount of time there. Then you have to edit and watermark. How do you manage it all and still spend time with your family?

  15. Gilda

    mirror instead of beadboard might’ve been interesting but I know what you are going for here…can’t wait to see the finished product.

  16. Paula B.

    I love what you’ve done so far and the architectural element of the dentil molding is, as you stated, one that has been adorning pieces for many centuries. Timeless!

  17. shell shockers

    the flowers are so beautiful, i like flowers very much. thank you for sharing

  18. Jean kirchner

    I think I read on one of the pages that you would/ had posted the paint formula for the green paint but I can’t find it to save my like. Can you share again or send to me or show me where the link is? I have a project for which it would be perfect! Thank you!



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