Storage is like gold in an older house. And our kitchen was severely lacking in that area. For the first year we lived in our house, all of our pots and pans were stored in our hallway closet. Then we picked up this guy from IKEA -
We didn’t have to leave the kitchen to boil water anymore, but our counter tops were still covered and we had random kitchen stuff stored all over our house. So back to IKEA we went and picked up some shelves to go over the console. They sat under the console for months, patiently waiting to be installed while I debated whether or not I wanted to paint the kitchen. I finally gave in and chose storage over color. We used self-drilling drywall anchors to make sure the shelves could support a decent amount of weight -
And up went the shelves -
Here’s a before and after shot from the dining room -
For now we’ve loaded the shelves with randoms from around the kitchen, but over the next couple weeks I hope to add a few new friends to help organize the space even more.