Well, what is supposed to be the dining room is finally done. AND I actually have some kitchen counter space to work on now!
Yep, that IS my ‘dining room’; which is actually my ‘office’. The computer desk and shelf in the corner were in my bedroom at the old place. The tables under the window are old booth displays from Stars; a dining table and coffee table that I cut in half. The ‘other halves’ of each piece are in my craft room. The pile of clothes in the far left is actually my coat tree, which is right behind the front door.
It was designed as somewhat of an’extension’ of the kitchen. I’m not particularly fond of how I’ve got the toaster on top of the bread box, but for the sake of counter space and lack of cupboard space, it’s a necessity.
Before Michael built the cupboard for me, ALL my kitchen counter space was taken up from the microwave, toaster and bread box. I had that small white shelf in this spot with my canisters on it. My cake stand collection was on one of the shelves in the living room.
And this is the kitchen. Cozy, eh?? The left of the sink here is where the microwave and toaster were before, and the newly created counter work space, which is slightly bigger than the space to the right of the sink.
LOVE my red butter bell!!! I have never seen them in colors like this, so I had to keep this one. I stock and sell a lot of these in my booth at Stars, but they are always white; occasionally I find them with thin blue stripes around the rim.
Soooooooooooooo . . . . .two cupboards above the sink for food, two small ones above the stove for spices etc; drawers for silverware, utensils, skillets, plastic wrap and foil, oven mitts and vitamins; two cupboards beside the stove for pans . . . . . .and that fills ALL the built in kitchen cupboards!! WHERE do I put my dishes?!?!?!
I was actually prepared for this dilemma in advance and placed my two big shutter cupboards ‘back to back’ at the entry space to the dining room; dividing the kitchen and living room. The white one faces the living room and is used for ‘office stuff’.
Most of the dishes are thrift finds; and I kind of had collections of three different sets started.
And that’s the kitchen and ‘dining room’ in my new place.