Here it is, all shiny and new – to me anyway. It’s all messy with a laptop, die cutter, printer, and paper everywhere already, but at least I remembered to shoot it in it’s pristine shape. Here are the nitty gritty photos so I can remind myself how much it took to get it here (and save poor hubby and me more work).
Amazingly, the never-unwrapped hutch was still available after a month sitting on Craigslist Free listings because it had no matching bottom. The L-shaped desk was quite pitted, but fixed easily with wood filler, then rough sanding prepared it for primer paint. An ironing board is great to hold furniture at eye level. Great thing about moving is all the extra cardboard lying around to be used as a drop cloth for paint. Oh Martha, your robin egg blue just screams “craft with me”.
So what’s up with the utensil tray? We were very lucky hubby’s work had these offcuts of acrylic sheets at exactly the right height – kismet, I know! Our previous kitchen drawer allowed for a 2-tiered tray to divide the large and small spoons and forks, so we had to find a new solution for this tray. I love how the acrylic seamlessly divides and concisely uses space. The chopsticks and teaspoons are tamely corralled with a U-shaped bent piece. Yup, you guessed what I’ll be using to divide all my supplies! More to come one day.