Wednesday, August 01, 2007

When Things Come Together At Last...


... I love it. This is the corner of our kitchen, which probably doesn't look very different to you, but which looks wonderful to me now that the missing piece has arrived. We're sort of operating a "temporary" kitchen while house rennovations continue. We put down hardwood floors, built an island out of 2x4's and salvaged old base cabinets from here and there, but that's about as far as we've come: the kitchen awaits much more money before we can replace the sink, refridgerator, and dishwasher, and acquire cabinets that don't have yawning gaps between them.

So for upper cabinets, we hung some old cubbies from my kids' school that closed down, which I painted green and trimmed with beadboard strips. Most of the cubbies are 12x12", but there was one at the end that was two feet high, and I was never sure what to put there. So I put the big tin I keep flour in. (I love tins, as you can see, and the flour tin is my favorite.) But of course, one tin wasn't big enough for the 24" high space.

Then at Big Lots, (which used to be my favorite source for tins before they stopped carrying them) I found the tin decorated with sunflowers full of popcorn. Ta-da! I bought it, gave it to the kids, who instantly devoured the popcorn, and now the tin (which beautifully coordinates with everything else) holds a double box of Cheerios for breakfast. And it fills up the empty space in a way that is, to me, just lovely.

Thank you, Guardian Angel! It might take him time, but he always comes through. And when he does come through, it amazes me that such a mediocre happening - the purchase of a $7.00 tin of popcorn -- can bring such delight.

4 comments:

LeeAnn Balbirona said...

When you get your new kitchen don't you think you'll miss these little cubbies? I think I would! Or will you plan the new cabinets around them?

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my 25# bag of flour from Costco. I don't have anything near large enough to transfer it into. I used to keep the ten pound bag in the freezer to keep any bugs out but that won't work now.

Kristyn said...

Charming and homey looking... I love it! :o)

Ouiz said...

I absolutely love your decorating style! Thank you for sharing your house renovations with us!

regina doman said...

Thanks all! Leeann, I think I may keep the cubbies up even when we do redo. You're right, they're really useful! My favorite part is that the coat hooks on the bottom part (you can't see them in the photo) are great to hold tin cups and coffee mugs. Someday when we get the backsplash looking decent, I'll post a full picture.