I’ve learned through the years to keep an open mind for sake of
surprises & happy accidents!
I traveled home to Phoenix. I emptied my storage unit and drove a big truck with the balance of my stUff back to my mother’s—until I figure out my next move.
But now I have stUff all over the place & it needs to be put away somehow-somewhere. And since we all know that necessity is the mother of all invention. . . . I sat quietly thinking about and sketching out a solution.
I had a plan~but then I stumbled onto this 90¢ thrift store cabinet and those plans took a slightly-left turn.
So I made some design changes and got to work!
And I really love it!
Looking back, the pictures in the original stain don’t look too bad—hUh. Anyway, until I’m back in my own home again the finishes work well in mom’s LL and I have access to my beloved dishes!
But as MUCH as it holds—all my dishes are nOt put away, so I need to think about MORE storage solutions. Dear Lord–
The right door was originally broken (I’m sure the reason it was so cheap). I re-glued and clamped it but it’s going to need more attention–AND the old DEmountable hinge seems to be sprung, thankfully I can still order a replacement! I haven’t seen these in forever and didn’t know they were still made, so, whew! GooD hinges are a BiG deal~I know this from my years designing expensive kitchens!
*The benefit to this DEmountable hinge is that you can adjust or remove a door from just ONE SCREW per hinge! However, Euro and Mepla hinges are actually nicer (nothing visible from the outside) and give more range of adjustment and removal. If you have a newer kitchen w/better cabinets you’ve probably got one of these styles! Enough with the geeky cabinet info!
Yes–another of my obsessions! I love to create a beautiful place setting and am so excited to see my pretty dishes again! I’ll have to share some of it soon—Lenox, Waterford, Mikasa, Noritake, Spode, Charter Club, Calvin Klein, and a big stack of actual Italian chargers!!! Virtually everything I’ve collected easily mixes and matches so I really get to play with it all!
~I need to figure out where all my stone ware is going to go next—yikies!
~Early this morning I headed downstairs to look at my project again and this was the morning light coming into the lower-level (basement).
~The last pictures are something I just found on pintrest and a collage showing the concept to completion of my project!
I’m sharing this project with just a few of my favorite linky parties!