Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Place For Cookbooks To Belong

 Where do you store your favorite cookbooks? Of course you need them to be accessible, but out of the way for once you actually get the cooking started. I found that stacking them on the counter top consumed too much valuable work space. 

You may remember a couple months ago when I posted about plans for spray painting a small shelf left in our basement by the previous owner...
Here it is! It turned out to be the perfect size for my cookbooks, cloth napkins, pot holders, our microwave (which was until recently sitting directly on the floor. very chic.) It also holds a small basket to keep the used cloth napkins until we made a trip to the washing machine in the basement. 

Above is an armoire I picked up on Craigslist to serve as our pantry and additional work space in our limited-counter space kitchen. Re-purposing old furniture you pick up at a garage sale, Craigslist, or may find stored in your basement/attic can be a great way to get unique pieces in your home that don't have to cost you much money (and I'm always in favor of that!) 

How have you found ways to make the most of your space?
-Domestic in the District

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