I have four upper cabinets. Four drawers.
And my only "lower cabinets" are under the sink.
This will also give you a good idea of how much counter space I
|Why, yes, I do manage to cook for my family in this!|
Given the window placements, there's really not much I can do about any of that. Can't change the windows without going before the Architectural Review Board. This means, there's really nothing I can do but get creative.
Most of our food stuff is stored on this awesome bookshelf I scored at a yard sale about 8 years ago.
But this post isn't about that. Sorry.
This is about the book shelf I actually use for books in my kitchen.
I picked this up at Goodwill for $3. I don't have a before before picture. I brought it home and painted it grey right away. It was brown. And green.
I'm not sure what happened. I used paint with primer and it just did not hold up. Dings and scratches all over. And not the cool kind we get with distressing. More of the you did a terrible job kind of scratches.
First step was to use some of my DIY Chalky paint (plaster of paris + water + paint) in Sherwin Williams Exuberant Pink.
After that, I added a chalky coat of Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. And, then hit it with the sander for an intentional distressed look.
I still wasn't feeling it, so I went to my fabric stash a fun, bold print. The pink wasn't really showing through the peppercorn, even with the distressing, so the red didn't clash.
I just tacked the fabric in. Nothing permanent. This way, I can always change my mind and swap out the fabric easily. Also, my crockpot sits on this, so there's a chance something may drip. It's a nice option to be able to wash the back fabric.
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