Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tackle-It: Kitchen Cabinets
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I had several things on my to-do list last week, and most of it is still on the list. Organizing two of my kitchen cabinets was a surprise! I casually mentioned to Fernando--very sweetly now, I'm not a nagger--that it would be nice to someday soon have a new shelf in two particular cabinets in my kitchen. We had bought the wood (composite board, actually) right after finishing the kitchen, ahem, two years ago. The two cabinets at issue contained just one shelf, so things were stacked pretty high. An extra shelf would help distribute the weight of all the items, and make getting things easier.
I was surprised when Fernando said, "I'll be right back." I asked, "Where are you going?" And he answered, "To the garage to cut the board for your shelf." *wife melts into a puddle*
He measured twice, cut once, et voilà, a new shelf! He then ran out to Home Depot to get another piece of composite for our secret cabinet--named because it's hidden under our kick-out countertop area.
Boys pulled everything out of the cabinets, and I put it all back--except one Tupperware pitcher because I had several pitchers already. Here is a photo of what I call my peninsula cabinet, which is opposite the secret cabinet. (You can see the open door of the secret cabinet behind the right-hand peninsula door.)
No "before" pictures, because I forgot; however, it didn't look much different. There is now a new shelf, and I can get things in and out much more nicely than before. And I even re-organized a few things for a better fit, so things don't look exactly like the above photo!
Yay for an organized kitchen!
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captured by Christine Anne