Thursday, August 22, 2013

~ Small Kitchen Storage

Where to put those small kitchen appliances??

Work in the kitchen is continuing. It is taking a great deal more time than I had planned. Maybe it began with the slightly crooked drawer which was a learning experience to figure out how to make it perfectly straight. Or it might have been the desire to have more pull out baskets in the cabinets and to make them all match. It's hard to remember what started this latest episode of the kitchen redoing. The more work I've done, the more it seems it might have been easier to have just torn the place up and cabinets installed. I just didn't want the kitchen so torn up that I couldn't cook for more than 24 hours. I love to cook, and eat!

After all the work, I'm not even sure too many people would notice there is a difference! A lot of work has been on the inside, reworking the limited cabinet spaces with more pull out wire baskets, adding more turn tables, painting the insides as needed and just trying to get more organized and less cluttered.

When the new refrigerator came a few years ago, it turned out to be less than 1/4 inch too wide to fit in the space intended for it. So we brought in this white "hutch" that was once used in the living room in it's original natural wood finish, and years before that it held a TV. Yes, televisions used to be smaller!  It had been painted white at some point in time, but need repainting to match the other white in the kitchen.  It certainly filled up quickly with things from the kitchen. And since I have almost no drawers in this room, having 3 nice size drawers was very welcomed.

When I was tired of getting the big mixer out of a lower cupboard one more time, it was moved here where we kept other small appliances that we use on an almost daily basis. Instead of worrying about having these things out in plain site, I'm going to just embrace the convenience and the pretty lines of these work horses in the kitchen.

~ See Y'All Soon ~


  1. Donna, this is such a gorgeous vignette! The display is a wonderful way to showcase the utilitarian items in the kitchen, while still being functional.

  2. Lovely piece, Donna! I think it looks great and is providing a function for you!

  3. Such a wonderful piece and your vignette is fabulous!

  4. What appliances? haha. That treat jar and bunny steal the show! Have to tell you, my mom (in CA.) and I were on the phone looking at your blog together yesterday. Gotta love the net. It was pretty cool to be seeing the same things, from different states. We love your place!!

  5. The piece looks and works perfectly.
    A pretty home for your small appliances, no need to hide them.
    A work of art!

  6. Thank you ladies! It was so sweet of you to stop by and leave a note. Yes, some days the web is a wonderful thing .... when you get to visit & share with friends.

  7. What a clever idea...I love it! so much more interesting than a traditional appliance garage!


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