March 16, 2011

Kitchen WIP

I've got the fever.  Spring cleaning fever, that is.  There's so much in my life that needs decluttered right now that I'm not able to fix, so I started to tackle the house.  I painted the kitchen last summer and replaced cabinet knobs, but hadn't done anything else since.

Some of you may remember when I said I was going to buy a dishwasher to go into the cavernous hole in the kitchen.  Since I rarely use a dishwasher, I decided the money spent for that would be better used elsewhere, so I went to Plan B.

A buddy put in a shelf for me so I can still use the space.

Who knew that putting a dish drainer on a shelf could be such a wonderful thing?  It's off my counter - yea! The shelf is on drawer rollers and there's still plenty of room to store other junk underneath.

I found this piece of fabric while I was cleaning and tossing stuff, and it was the right size to cover the space with.  I simply made a pocket at the top to slip a tension rod into and called it good.  I still need to hem the bottom (it's just pinned for now).

No, it's not the most beautiful solution, but I think it was a pretty creative use of the space.  And it's chickens - woot!

So that's my work-in-progress for the house.  Come join my readers and I on other WIP journeys by clicking Rosie's photo below.


Cat said...

I have an egg collecting apron of that fabric! I love the idea! And storage space is ALWAYS a plus...


Marsha S said...

It looks really nice!!
I have to say that I got spoiled on the first day in our new home and having a dishwasher. I've never had one before! I am so loving doing a load in the evening, putting them away in the morning, and just filling it for the new day.
I have to admit that I already know that if it quits working, I will be saving to replace it.

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Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Sometimes a curtain is the only way to go! I have curtains for 2 different closets that are too tight to have a real door (I hate those dumb bifold things) and at the top of a set of stairs to keep the heat from all just wooshing up to the second floor. Great idea!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Yay! You came! Thank you so much for linking up this great spring cleaning post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)