Right, so do you remember when I had those ideas about getting my house in order? well one of them was to re -organise the kitchen to make the best of the space. This could have involved tidying out the cupboards we have, but I much prefer trawling through Pinterest to see how other people have done it.
You see, we have a cupboard up high over the dishwasher – but for some reason it doesn’t fit all the way across the space. The counter above the dishwasher is used for the microwave, toaster and blender.
Then this popped up and a light bulb moment happened!….
The glasses eventually went into the wooden top cupboard on the left. They were emptied of food items which went into the new larder – so far, no saved space, but more organised.
The toaster,blender and microwave are now housed inside the cupboard – which I like, we leave the doors open if they are being used. The inside of the larder was made from display units that a friend was throwing away from her shop. We had to alter the width of them, but they were the perfect height and came with as many glass shelves as we wanted. We had to get the shelves cut down to size at the local glass cutters, but since the carcasses were free, it was a good deal!
Some of the glasses were too tall for the other cupboards and had to stay here, that annoyed me way more than it should have done-but thats what you get for taking organising too seriously!
The shelves still need a bit of organising,the door racks are great for jars and spices, but between this and the red cupboard below everything is now kept together.
And then, as a final touch of yumminess, I found these door knobs and they followed me home!
I have a larder!!!!! I keep opening it just to look 🙂 The pots and pans have moved into the corner cupboard where bread and cereals used to be and there is also an empty cupboard. This was a cheap enough project, the doors were the most expensive part, but it has turned really well and I love it!!!