*disclaimer: the photos in this post are not my storeroom, nor my shelves (YET!) They belong here. These are the type of shelves I have in my storeroom, just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. I hope my shelves will look like this gal's someday -- right now they are a little on the Mother Hubbard side, with our out-of-work budget. I will include MY "after" storeroom photos once I have the new set up in place (bare shelves and all). W :-)
One of the reasons we picked this house, was the storeroom in the basement. It has wonderful, built in, sturdy food storage shelves that line every wall -- and it's a fairly big room. It's unfinished, and it reminded me of my Omi and Opa's cold storage room, in their sweet little house.
Over the years, this room has gone more in the direction of junk room than a food storage room. (In my defense, it's the only space in the whole house that we could store the miscellany of life! We have no attic to speak of, and no unfinished areas of the house where you'd store "stuff".)
Well, all the junk is gone now and floor is open and clear -- the shelves will now get an extreme home makeover. Gone will be boxes of Mr. H's comic books and empty electronic boxes and old CD's we never listen to. Three of the walls will be dedicated to food and supplies storage. The fourth wall I'm turning into a butler's pantry.
It will hold all my extras that my tiny kitchen can't hold. The ice cream maker, the fondue set, the soup tureen, miscellaneous glassware, and (*blush*) extra sets of dishes.
Hi. My name is Wendy. I have a problem with loving pretty dishes and bringing them home. (...hello Wendy!)
I can't wait to have everything in apple-pie order down there. (Look at that. Isn't that wonderful? Job or not, looking at stocked shelves like that makes me feel safe and that all is well... This picture is my inspiration photo for my project...)
I just have one thing that might keep me from achieving my dream -- a mountain of magazines. ACK! I love having ideas at my fingertips to be inspired from, but they are out of control! Please help -- tell me how you deal with magazines at your house. How do you keep good ideas handy without them taking over? [Seriously, HELP.]
What projects are you working on?