This weekend I finally got around to reorganizing the kitchen shelving– while working up an extreme sweat in our non-air conditioned apartment– and I’m fairly satisfied with the results. I’m not sure I like the carafes on the top ledge of the cabinet unit and the little orange shelf I spray painted is feeling out of place. I do like having less dishes on open display and more cohesion overall. And of course I love love love my new glasses!
The kitchen is tied with our front room/foyer/office/sitting area as my favorite room in the house. The turquoise was a bold choice but it feels so happy and cheerful in the dead of winter that I’ve never regretted it. If I could only learn to embrace the cracks in the plaster it would be perfect!
Of course I owe you a cost assessment to keep me on track with my goal of spending less than $2k on the apartment. Let’s see how the kitchen adds up so far.
Ikea Docksta table (the only item purchased new): $179
Craigslist’d chairs: $75 for six
Plate walls and spice rack: $40 (added in another $10 since I now have two)
Sheffield dishes: $35
Corning Mugs: $5
Tea holder: $7
Misc. Dishes: $20 (I’m rounding way up on this one)
Tole tray: $3
Dish towel: $2
Yellow dish holder: $1
That brings the grand total for my front room ($370) and the kitchen to $757. Two whole rooms. I’m patting myself on the back as I type with one hand, thankyouverymuch. As I get bold enough to share the other four rooms in my home with you, I’ll keep adding up. I just know I’m under two grand. I can feel it.
Whaddaya think of the kitchen? Too much? Carafes should be moved? Shelf looks funky? Let me know, my feelings won’t be hurt.