I really wanted open shelving in my kitchen, but honestly, that just isn't practical for my lifestyle. I need some doors, people! I want to be able to hide my mess behind something opaque and I don't want you looking at it. Here is what I ended up with
I found this black cabinet thing at Goodwill for $25 before Christmas. Mr. Creative Imperative knows when something comes home from Goodwill, it usually means more work for him. Yep!
We still have no idea what this was in it's former life. I think it was part of an entertainment console (there was a partner at the thrift store, but they were being sold separately).
To give you a little background, this room is my kitchen/dining room/craft room/home office. There is hardly enough room for the 4 of us to sit and eat dinner in this room so space is at a premium. When I pull out my crafting stuff or have etsy orders to fill, it disrupts the entire house. I'm really praying this hideaway for crafting materials will provide a little sanity for 2012.
Now let's see if I can keep it organized (it isn't even all filled up yet). If I don't, you'll never know because I simply closed the cabinet doors.
I'm still searching for the perfect way to display important papers, so I decided to make a pinboard for lower area of the structure. Cork was on sale at Hobby Lobby, but it was still way too expensive for me. So I used foam board (also known as foamcore)
2) Cut a piece of foam board to fit
3) Cut fabric about 4" bigger than foam board (2" on each side)
4) Hot glue fabric to foam board (wrapped around and glued on back)
5) Glue sock to floor
Step 5 is optional.
I didn't even secure the pinboard to the back of the cabinet; it's just being held up by the stuff in front of it. Speaking of not securing things... we didn't mount the cabinet above the piece of countertop trim. We just let it sit on the counter and used an L bracket on top of it to hold it to the wall. If we want to sell the house, we didn't want it to be a pain to take the whole thing down. I'm trying to decide if this thing is a selling point or if it makes the kitchen look smaller.
Thanks for stopping by! Have you come up with any organization solutions to help you in 2012? Let me know in the comments!
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