Today I woke up with a sore throat so I decided to stay home rest and tackle the shelves in my kitchen/dining area. It was all cluttered and I wanted to set it up as a wine, cook books and some art area. I wanted a clean clutter free space.
First I took everything out and cleaned the shelves. Amazing how much stuff was in there. I took all the books and moved them to the guest bedroom. I had opened up some space in those shelves when I moved all my landscape architecture books into the office. Then I started adding what I wanted in the shelves. Gathered all my cooking and jam/preserve books and placed them on the shelves for easy access. I then needed a rack for the wine. I wanted to make one out of mailing tubes and fill up one of the cubby holes with the tubes. It was something I once saw on the internet and thought it would be cool. That actually is where I got the idea for this task. Problem was the mailing tubes were expensive. I figured I could get something for less already made. So happens I found a crate made with recycled materials at the Container Store. I only wanted one of the cubby holes for the wine so I could only get a 6 bottle one. The mailing tubes would have held more. Maybe I can find some less expensive tubes and do that later when Steve gets home. Here are the before and after pictures.
What I learned today is that it is really easy to make something look nice. You just have to take the first step.