Friday, July 17, 2009

Kitchen: Day 12

The base cabinets were set, and the granite people come Saturday. The plumbing problem set me back two days, which is not as bad as I expected.

Looks like I cannot put a door on the small cabinet next to the stove for various reasons, which is fine. I had to come home early yesterday because I forgot to unlock the gate and my kitchen guy couldn't leave through the front door since he didn't have a key to lock up behind him. I was beyond annoyed about it . . . so was he. So, when I saw the little cabinet I said my inside conversation outside:

Me: Um...what am I suppose to do with that? I can't put wine in there since it's right next to the stove.

Kitchen guy: Put mail in there?

Me: No.

Kitchen guy: Some people put little figurines in there?

Me: Do I look like the type of person who collects figurines and displays them in tiny cabinets?

Kitchen guy: No. No you don't.

Me: I'll figure it out.

So, yeah, a little testy. I also hope he didn't go home and dust his shelf of tiny figurines cursing my name.


Kate said...

Progress does not require words. FAB!

Benny said...

Thanks buddy! I added words.

QuincyInk said...

Would the wee cabinet be good for holding cookie sheets or cutting boards?

Or just put down some bedding and let it become a den for the kitty... :)

It really is looking good --keep up the good work!

QuincyInk said...

Er, you'd take out the shelves for the whole cookie sheet/cutting board idea, obviously.

Benny said...


Ah, this was the original plan, remove the shelves and use it for the baking sheets. Alas, it is actually a wall size cabinet (only 12 inches deep).

I think some bottles of sparking water would look snazzy in that spot.


SFDC said...

i was going to say the same thing, cutting boards or cookie sheets, until i read it was only 12" deep. um, what? how frustrating!!
what about stacking kitchen linens like napkins and cute dishtowels?

historyhnyb said...

How about putting spices in there? Is there away to make the shelves pull out?

Benny said...


Napkins is a great idea!


The shelves don't pull out. :(

Cyndy said...

It might be a little late for this suggestion, especially with the granite people coming in tomorrow, but if Ikea happens to make a shelf unit available in the base cabinet depth that would be aimed away from the oven,(ie 6-8" deep X 24" wide)you'd end up with twice the storage area because you could use the entire 24 inches and it would also be more accessible for napkins and things. Maybe Ikea makes something compatible in that size?

Another thing you could do with the unit you already have is to get some little baskets in that size, which Ikea MIGHT have, and store utensils and potholders and stuff in them. So they are basically functioning as little drawers, except that it is handy to be able to pull them all the way out. Just a thought....

Benny said...


Great Suggestions!

Wanderluster said...

If you can take out some of the shelves, you can use it to store cookbooks :)

Benny said...


Another great idea!

carrie @ brick city love said...

Cookbooks are a great idea. Or maybe put in some drawers or baskets to store spices, small utensils, towels, things like that.

If you took the shelves out, would cookie sheets fit standing on their narrow end? Or maybe pot lids?

Hope you figure it out.

astrid said...

Do you have a rolling pin? You could put it there. I just got a rolling pin and my drawers are too small to fit it... it looks like it would fit nicely in your cubbies. Of course, I'm guessing you don't have FIVE rolling pins.

Benny said...

Carrie & Astrid,

Thanks for all the great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Can I ask who made the the cabinets and where did you buy the hardware - love the handles. Thanks.

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