I’m am all sorts of happy that my kitchen cabinets are just about ready for stain.
The Lusty Woodsman and I have been working every available weekend (about 60 total hours…yes, we’re tracking them) in the hot, hot workshop in the garage fabricating and finishing our cabinets, doors and drawers. Next week they’ll all be ready to stain, at which time we’ll be spending the weekends ripping out the wretched, old kitchen and installing the new. There will be crowbars, sledge hammers, dust, debri….yes, mes amis, there will be a hot mess. But when the dust settles, oh, what joy! Don’t worry your pretty little heads, I’ll be bringing you along for the ride.
Had I known about the joys of the Kingdom of Pinterest,
I would have implemented a few design elements in the creation of our cabinets. It’s a little unfortunate that I hadn’t found this wondrous new land before we purchased our materials. However, I shall save these ideas for future planning in the next little home we may buy. Shall we take a peek at what I would have liked to use in my soon to be realized, utterly dreamy, and fantastically fashioned new kitchen?
I despise the Lazy Susan.
I don’t even understand why it is that such a handy device would bring such disdain. Is it because of the thoughts of growing up in the 70′s and 80′s and having to spin the taco fixings before the brothers did, thereby avoiding having to guard one’s face from flying tomatoes and shredded cheese? Is it because it brings to mind dizzying visions of carnival rides that I was never tall enough to ride, but always wanted to? I am not quite certain, but the fact remains…I despise the Lazy Susan. Having corner drawers is just brilliant.
A pantry would have been dreamy.
If I could have, I would have transformed the living room into my pantry. There would have been plenty of space to store my immense collection of jars. I would have been able to put my 50+ cookbooks on gorgeous shelving such as this and there would have been plenty of drawer space for my antique linens. This, mes amis, would have been most delightful…indeed.
I love butcher block cutting boards.
But I despise my trimmings and peelings piling up on the counter. By the time I’ve peeled the bag of carrots and trimmed off the ends, there’s no room on the board to actually slice the little buggers up. I’m all for efficient, but running to and from the compost bucket (truth be told, I don’t have one. Sad, but true. This kitchen is so dysfunctional, I could just scream) isn’t very efficient, and definitely not mess free. This would have been a brilliant addition to my mini gourmet kitchen. The only alteration I would have had the Lusty Woodsman make would be to offset the hole to the right side and make the drawers a smidge wider. The drawer below would then be large enough to have composting on the right and recycling on the left.
All wishing aside,
My new kitchen will still be leap years ahead of functionality than the current state of the one I’m forced to cook in. I will be all sorts of giddy to have more than a two foot square space to do all my prep work in. Imagine the glee I will feel inside me when I’m actually loading up a dishwasher instead of piling up the sinks. Just think of all the holiday goodies I’ll be able to bake and line up on the counter tops instead of trying to find space in every room of the house to place my cooling racks on (outside of the reach of the moose’s snout). And it all begins in just two…short….weeks. Le sigh….