But, as it happens with renting, if there is something you don't like, you pretty much have to deal with it. For example, we don't have a dishwasher. So, we
Cabinet space is at a premium and I don't think I've ever confessed to all of you that the husband is a gadget-hoarder. For reals. This doesn't limit itself and so we have more kitchen gadgets than an entire state needs. Since I prefer cabinet space for actual FOOD, we had a problem.
I found a multi-purpose cabinet at Lowe's.
The assembly was easy and I put some pretty fabric on the back, as per usual...
And I set about filling up the new cabinet-turned-pantry. Am I the only one who was keeping the spices in the cabinet above the stove? I kept it there because that's where my mother kept it... but I am not tall enough to reach up there and when I ask the hubs to help, he starts bragging about how tall he is and I want to smack him with the parsley.
I've gotten off-topic.
I used the tiered shelves I got at Walmart a bazillion years ago and put the spices right where I can see them.
SO MUCH EASIER TO REACH.
I made a shelf for salty snacks...
And a shelf for cereals (no judgement, we have a high-fructose corn syrup deficiency in our house)...
I stuck a cheap little dry erase board on the inside of the door for writing stuff to stick on the grocery list. I have another project lined up to replace this that will be so much cuter and organized, but this will do for now.
And I even put a command hook on the top of the inside for wreath-hanging. I have a cute wreath hanging on it now, but I have a tutorial for it so I won't show it just now.
Look, it hurt to spend the $108. I'm not saying it didn't... but I freed up a small cabinet and one large one, which really makes the cost hurt less. And I can reach the seasonings without certain bragging husbands WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS.
Thanks for all your well-wishes last week... I was so miserably sick but getting emails from my most awesome readers was really uplifting. I love all of you bunches!