Friday, November 4, 2011

What He Did!

So, I know you've all been just dying to know what Dan did. Here it is. And I'm delighted.

Before:
After:

This allowed great cleanup on all of my other counters, giving me enormous working space. All of my small appliances have a dedicated home, and it works out just fine. Honest, I'm the only idiot I know who had about 40 lineal feet of counter space, and 4 square feet of work area. So here's the outside wall of my kitchen (or half of it), before:

And after:

And the inside wall, which has long been worthless, what with cookbooks and whatnot stacked all over it to the left and right of the microwave, before:
And after:
My dearly beloved's binders are still to the right of the microwave, but I don't care. And Halloween candy and pumpkins are on the counter, but we're calling that seasonal decoration. You all understand that, right?

Suffice it to say I'm very happy with Dan's work, which, as usual, was absolutely top notch. But I fear I'm going to have to seriously curtail my cookbook purchasing, because space is pretty limited!


14 comments:

Big Dude said...

He did a great job and trust me you're not the only idiot

Pam said...

Looks great!!

Sue said...

Oh boy, do I ever understand. I have tones of counter and we manage to fill every inch so when I bake I have a teeny little workspace. I've been working on finding out of sight space for things , but they seem to grow overnight.

I just discovered that my kitchen bookcase has room for only one more cookbook. What do I do now? I could weed out cookbooks, but you know that isn't going to happen, so I guess I need a bigger bookcase.

Jennifurla said...

ahh looks nice.

SissySees said...

Beautiful!! And he built that one, so just have him build again when you run out of room again!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, looks like you have a very talented son. Somehow I don't think you will stop buying cookbooks. Oh well, he can always build a bigger one. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Two French Bulldogs said...

wow, looks great. When is he coming here?
Benny & Lily

Linda said...

I really could use a guy like that around!! Awesome job!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Looks pretty good to me. I have masses of worktop but it is full of appliances and my cupboards are full. I wonder what I can do without..... Nothing!!! Diane

Mary said...

This looks fantastic!! I love that it matches your kitchen so perfectly. Storing the appliances out of the way from my working space was the smartest move ever. I don't mind the moments work to set them up when I need them. I bet you are in heaven with all of that counter space now!!

gMarie said...

It looks fabulous. What do you mean countertops aren't for storing household paperwork? g

Claire S. said...

Come visit...bring Dan.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks beautiful! Great job :)

~~louise~~ said...

Give that boy a huge pat on the back and bake him a delicious yummy!

There's always room for just one more cookbook, Marjie. Honest there is...

Your kitchen looks fabulous! Now with all that counter space, what are you cooking up for us???