I promised the story on the vanity as this next post but I am still waiting on the quartz top and showing it without would be, in my opinion, not satisfying. So, soon, very soon, I hope. In the meantime we are moving forward.
I should have documented the removal with photos but I was helping where I could and it was too late when I thought of taking pictures. The doors and shelves were removed first.
Here it is being reassembled in the basement. There was no back on this cabinet so I backed it with a piece of toile fabric I had on hand. I didn't realize we would be going straight from tear out to reinstalling the cabinet, so this was a spur of the moment decision. I measured out the yardage and stapled it to the frame before it became permanently attached to the wall.
I couldn't just use the wall as the back because there was an opening in the wall with a door that opened to reveal chicken wire stretched over the opening. (don't ask! I have no idea why)
There is a small storage area in the room behind the cabinet wall. The cabinets overlapped the entrance to this room by 1 1/2 inches so we decided to remove the door and extend the wall to fit the cabinet.
This is the door we removed. I asked Dan to save the doorknobs for me and he said, "I suppose you want the lockset too." I shrugged from my observation deck at the top of the stairs. Then he handed it to me.
So what happens to the bottom half of the pantry?
I did find this advertisement behind the bottom cabinets.
It shows a housewife in her ruffled apron looking out the window at her clean clothes drying on the clothes line.
The back of the card was lined for frequently used phone numbers. Notice there were only four digits with an exchange as the prefix. I was hoping to find something interesting (ok, valuable would have been nice) behind the pantry cabinets. I wasn't disappointed.