BUDGET KITCHEN –
DECONSTRUCTED -ODDS AND ENDS
THE FINAL INSTALLATION of the Budget Kitchen Makeover deconstruction are the odds and ends…all those little and not so little finishing touches.
When it comes to the counters…I am not a fan of clutter, but there seem to be a fair amount of items that live on our countertops…whether I like ti or not. When Family Circle was here they fell in love with my pink coffee maker! Go figure…and I do like my pink bread box (from Marshalls or Tj Maxx) and my aqua collander (same) .
My rule of thumb when it comes to counter top accessories…they had better be cute! And more important – FUNCTIONAL. So if they are cute AND functional…all the better.
Personally, and this is just me..I like as much as possible to be put away in our kitchen. We have plenty of cabinets…and I just don’t like looking at things like …the knife block, the flour container and our ugly toaster. There seems to be enough incidental clutter that always manages to surface that any other extraneous stuff just gets on my nerves…
One of the BIGGEST past annoyances of my kitchen prior to the makeover was the TRASH CAN. It was constantly in my way. It drove me NUTS!!! I dreamed of a hidden trash can…and I decided I deserved it and so…
Easy as pie to install. I had to cut the shelf to make room and installed wood under the shelf for support. My cuts were in no way straight, but no one will see it and now I am not tripping over my big ugly trash can!!!
When I had the cabinet doors made… 3 of the doors were made one inch too small. Charley Hunter – the carpenter was wonderful and the new correctly sized doors arrived in less that two weeks. This left me with 3 “extra” doors. SO – I used two of the doors to replace the doors in front of the radiator…
and the last door I used to replace the door which went where the trash can was going. I could have easily used the old door, but I thought it would be easier to have the handle going horizontally across the top. So, I removed the cabinet door and replaced it with one of the TOO SMALL doors, moved the handle to the top and VOILA!!!
CHANGED MY LIFE!!!
It’s the little things that make a Lesli Happy!!!
I want to know – what makes you happiest in your kitchen? A certain appliance? sentimental dishes? the paint color on the wall? your blender? What are the little or big things that make your life easier and happier in the kitchen??? I really want to know!