I’m back with another post about another area we just finished pulling together in Katie’s kitchen. It’s to the left of the area I blogged about on Monday…pictured below:
This area is really the walkway to the kitchen, so we wanted to put it to work vertically as much as we could. Meaning, we wanted it to hold a lot of “stuff”, but we didn’t want any of it to stick out into the room more than 12 inches.
We started with the built-in cabinet, which has a pair of old windows as doors and holds all of Jim and Katie’s glasses, some of her crystal, and a bunch of her salt and pepper shakers.
Next up, we brought in a super shallow storage console that I picked up for a heck of a deal on Way Day. It came with great big cabinet knobs that were supposed to be placed in the center of each door, like this:
I felt like the oversized knobs, and where they were positioned, made the piece feel a little less “sophisticated”, for lack of a better word, so we drilled new holes (filled the old ones) and used the same knobs Jim & Katie have on their kitchen cabinets instead:
Here are a few more photos I snapped after we finished arranging things in there today:
I thought it would be fun for Katie to see her wedding china, (instead of it just living inside a cabinet all the time) so I placed it in a couple of the crates as “art”.
And speaking of those hanging crates, remember those herb them from…oh, I don’t know…like 10 years ago? 😀 It was so fun to put them back to use in there!
Here are links in case you’re on the hunt for anything we used:
Hanging Herb Crates
Galvanized Wall Sconces
We’re going to be working on a gallery wall grouping in a different part of this den/kitchen room soon, so I look forward to sharing that when we’re done!
Have a great weekend!
That looks great!Good job!
Put a tray under the coffee maker! lol
Love the space! Odd question, but do you happen to know where you got (or where to find) the wall hooks the herb crates are hanging on? Thanks!
Yes! We got them at Ikea way back when too!
It looks great! Changing the knobs made a big difference. Love the wedding china idea too. It would be neat to read more about the built-in cabinet with window doors. —
I love getting the updates of the bungalow barn! I have been anxiously awaiting them. I know most viewers enjoy your shopping trips, but I enjoy your makeovers much more. Of course, I know they can not come around as often as a shopping trip. 😉
Everything looks great for Katie!!
Oh, you’re so sweet! Who knows what most viewers like…I just blog about whatever tickles my fancy from week to week. Hard to believe I’ve been doing it for 10 years this month! 😀
i agree with Ramona ! Your descriptions are so informative without too much detail to try to read through. JUST RIGHT. thank you.
Your in-laws must be thrilled to see all your wonderful ideas come together. Looks great, & suits their needs beautifully.
Ditto on the tray under the coffee maker. Also, I would consider painting the back of the glass doored cabinet…maybe the sweet turquoise of the step stool under it. Would make Katie’s glassware stand out and invite another pop of color.
Katie decided she didn’t want to use a tray under the coffee maker, but I’ll ask her about the turquoise. 😉 #IAlreadyKnowTheAnswerThough
Everything looks great. I like the wedding china art! A few of your readers mentioned putting a tray under the coffee maker – Katie says no, but that would work in my small kitchen! So thanks to your readers for the suggestion!
I love this console. It is so difficult to find such a piece that doesn’t have a lot of depth. It’s perfect for that space and I love how you accessorized it. One question-what did you fill the knob holes with and then how do you cover them up to match the finish? Thank you
Thank you, Kathy!
And, yes, the knob holes are super easy to fill with wood filler, and I just used a little Farmhouse (Dark) Antiquing Wax to get it the right color.
Hope Katie changes her mind about the tray. I’ve had several experiences with a coffee pot that lost its seal and it formed a big hot puddle underneath. Nothing was ruined because it was on a stone countertop but until this day, I put it in a face towel under it just so I can catch the puddle in case it happens again. One last suggestion. In case anyone uses a metal tray that can absorb heat, I would put felt on the bottom side to protect the wood finish from the heat. I might copy you and make a coffee bar that is made of wood and use the metal tray idea. Love the idea of displaying the china. That is a copy for sure! So clever! Just had an idea. Wonder how a large trivet would work or something that can be repurposed as a trivet? I may try that.