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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hidden Storage

     How many of you have those lazy-susan cupboards in the corner of your kitchen? We have two and until we decided to replace the cheap board under the counter where the bar stools park we had no idea the amount of space those crazy things waste. Here's what we did with this space:



Here's what I'm talking about (the monster in the kitchen):

     I wish I had a before picture for you of all the hideousness that was the under cabinet board. But, here's the after. We replaced with with beadboard.

pardon the blue painters tape, we are still in the process of finishing this kitchen!
     When we initially carved out this corner which consisted of building a box then shimming it in place and adding trim around it, I didn't give much thought to its contents. I new I wanted a shelf that was shorter for the phone book (seriously who still uses these? OK me sometimes when the computer isn't on), and then some space for cookbooks. It wasn't very pretty though.


     Since we are still in the thick of this kitchen redo, I have wanted to pay attention to some of the smaller details that will make the end result so much better.



     Another blogger (sorry I can't remember who) used one of these magazine holders to put all of those little cookbooks in. Pure genius I tell you! I looks so much better all cleaned up!







I'm linking up here:

http://tatertotsandjello.com/2012/01/weekend-wrap-up-party-and-project-life-giveaway.html
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/01/16/made-by-you-monday-83/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/01/show-me-waht-ya-got-57.html
http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-blues-wednesday-its-party-48.html
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/01/welcome-to-inspiration-friday-48.html
 http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2012/01/home-sweet-home-50.html#comment-form
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/feathered-nest-friday_19.html
http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2012/01/fridays-unfolded-50.html
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/2012/01/potpourri-friday-20.html

8 comments:

  1. love this idea! We already have a drawer and cabinet in that spot, but it's not organized at all! In fact the shelf in the cabinet is broken so it houses various baking supplies that I don't use on a regular basis! I might have to keep the spot in mind for cook books when I redo our kitchen!

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  2. Hey! I just found your blog (not sure how - blog hopping around) and I'm so glad I did! I've pinned a few of your posts already and have added you to my reader. I look forward to even more awesome posts from you!

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  3. Love the idea. Love your blog too. I'm your newest follower.

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  4. What a CUTE idea! I'm visiting you from Skip to My Lou. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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  5. Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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  6. Wow what a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing. My very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  7. Great idea~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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