I have an odd space under my built-in microwave that I couldn't figure out how to decorate or use.
I've always wanted an appliance garage, but figuring out a way to rig some sort of door that fit under there was proving troublesome. One day it came to me...find a basket with a hinged lid that fit well in the opening (leaving room to still use the counter space as well). That part was easy, lots to choose from at lots of stores. I'd turn it on its side so the lid would lay flat on the counter when I opened it.
I added a pretty cabinet handle to give it more detail and interest. I added washers on the back where the screws are to hold it in place through the basket weaves. It worked perfectly. Gave the area more texture and a natural element.
It holds my popcorn popper, toaster, egg poacher and accessories. I store my microwave splatter cover on top of it, but you can't see that because its clear and in the shadow (but that's the point :).
Hope this inspires you to fill an odd space in your kitchen, or add much needed additional storage. Could be a coffee station, hold everything you use for breakfast, etc. The ideas are limitless :)
Call it a compilation of all the crazy projects I've come up with over the years. Call it a how-to for things around the house. Call it whatever you like :) It's what I do everyday. My blog is really just a way for me to share what I've learned over the years about home improvement, interior design, organization, diy, crafting and home repair. And most importantly it comes from always working on a budget and forever wanting to fend for myself when it comes to anything. I hope you enjoy (and learn a few things along the way :)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Happened upon this at a thrift store and had to try it out. Love the popcorn it makes, easy to use, quick clean up, pretty bowl and everything. Just turn it over when its done (the white lid to the right goes on top to make the bottom of the bowl). Highly recommended if you love real popcorn! It's made by Cuisinart and it looks like it comes in white, pink red & black. Would look really cute sitting out in a game room, too.
Here's a link to one at Buy.com in black. Happy hunting : )