Miranda’s overhead cabinets provide a lot of storage space, but containerizing within them is key to keeping things functional. Finding the right containers has been a challenge. I like for things to match as much as possible as well as be aesthetically pleasing, so I didn’t want to buy some cheap plastic containers that would eventually end up cracking. No, what I really wanted were some pretty seagrass baskets.
While wandering around Canadian Tire the other night looking at furniture, I found three-packs of nesting rectangular seagrass baskets reduced from the high twenties to just 8.99$ per set!!! I scooped up four and am now kicking myself for not getting eight.
Getting these upper cabinets into shape has become my priority for the weekend as I am still debating the rustic flooring option. Since I will be doing away with some storage space when I get rid of the dinette benches and the bed base in the study, I need to make room to move the items in those locations. I don’t think this will be too onerous.
One dinette bench holds only a few small kitchen appliances like the blender, and there is plenty of room for all that in the new over fridge cabinet. The other dinette bench holds journals and photographs I inherited from my dad. I will be able to fit the journals into the study overhead cabinets by the time I’m through with them. The pictures will be sorted into my photo album or, if they are too large, will find a place of honour on what little wall space I have. Finally, the bed base holds some winter gear I can transfer to a tote in the basement and some linens I am thinking of using as a lining for new curtains. So, really, there isn’t that much I need to make space for, but the space needs to be there.
I have begun the dinettectomy, but, being the tease that I am, pictures will wait until I aim further along in the process.Share on Facebook