I put pipe and wood shelving in the kitchen to replace some cabinets that were so thin front to back that I could barely fit a single standing up wine bottle in them. I liked the wood shelving up until it just became too difficult to keep it looking pretty. It’s been looking like this lately and I hated it. We had plans for this space for a while and finally started working on it Thursday.
Looks like crap right? The purple paint is from when I pictured the kitchen that color. Used a gallon of paint on just one side of the kitchen and realized I freaking hate the color in most lighting situations. I have been bitching about the color since about a week after putting it up. It’s on my to do list.
We removed the shelving and moved in a buffet table that I picked up from a friend after trading him campaign buttons for the buffet.
Cody built a shelf system for above the buffet and our oldest son helped us put it up securely on the wall. Cody put in more screws than was necessary simply because of what we’d be filling it up with once it was up on the wall. It made me feel better.
We finished the project literally moments before people started showing up for the monthly pretentious wine party (a party where my friends come over dressed up nicely and we drink wine). It made serving food soooo much easier! I just put everything out on the buffet and everyone could see where the dishes were. Love love love how it worked out for the party. I also love how my Teslacon Posters look hanging up as a sort of back splash.
Anyway, we love it. A lot. I adore having all my pretty dishes within easy reach. I need to keep organizing it a bit better and finish putting stuff in it, but I’m pretty damn happy with it right now.
And those pipe and wood shelves? They’re in another room and as soon as that room is better looking, I’ll be posting photos of their new location.