Well, a little exaggeration never hurt NOBODY, right?
A little history: in our ‘big house’ days, this was our TV cabinet. This was from the old days when a big screen TV was four feet wide by four feet deep. Yeah, this baby is an antique. It has four shades of paint underneath. I painted it every time we moved.
I NEED my coffee in the morning, and what we had before just wasn’t doin’ it for me. I had to physically pull the coffee maker out, fill it up (I became quite adept at it though, I could hold it with one hand,flip the lid open, and pour the water into the well with one hand), and then add the filter, and then coffee.
This also housed my $25.00 microwave (internet special - WITH FREE SHIPPING - from two Black Fridays ago. We were so broke……..I felt like I had really scored. I still do). So this is before:
I painted the inside, and put down some ugly, green, flecked liner that I found on sale at Lowe’s for $4.00! It was much more attractive when I realized I was saving $8 something per roll. It took three. See the shiny, metallic looking stuff under my microwave? That is aluminum flashing left over from an outdoor repair. I just glued it down. If you know me at all, you know my love for stainless steel. My TV cabinet now has that beautiful, vintage-y industrial look to it.
The other upgrade: I fashioned a little pull-out tray for my beloved coffee maker. Now the stars are lined up, and I can make coffee without any mishaps.
Plastic Tupperware, a set of old copper canisters, a few baskets, that is all it takes to make me happy for eons. See the basket on the bottom shelf? That is a hammer handle sticking out of it. I bet you have one of these too. I love hammers.
You know what is funny? We still call it our TV cabinet! Need some raviolis or chicken noodle soup? “It’s in the TV cabinet!”, I yell to my son.
I love my tiny house. Have I said that before? Oh, sorry. But I really do