This wall cupboard has history. It is a remnant from a kitchen from a long gone home in the Cariboo. DH's mom found it in a thrift shop in Williams Lake in the 1960's and used it in three of her homes. About 15 years ago she wanted some work done (painting, a lot of painting) in her home and she traded our help for this old cupboard. It moved around from room to room here too but when we did our kitchen reno it got a permanent home. It is now a "built-in" cabinet.
The finish is stripped off (a very long time ago) white paint with no additional finish. Leaded glass door. We added the green glass handle. I love the trim detail and the age of this piece.
I've been storing tea, small coffee supplies, cookbooks, wine glasses, extra mugs, teapots, and anything else that could be squeezed on the shelves of this cupboard.
Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage and Brenda of This Cozy House are posting every week about living in a small house (Defending the Small House). Tuesday they posted about being organized (Defending the Small House # 7 - Controlling Clutter). Baskets, shelves, hidden storage, using space to the max, letting things go, grouping favourites, and putting items back in to their storage space without fail are just a few things they discussed.
I decided to remove everything from the cabinet and only return tea (and 4 cookbooks). Liberated a small basket to hold the small bags of loose tea. Removed all the glasses. Removed a few mugs too.
I love burlap, and I cut a length to wrap around the spider plant pot and only put back 4 of the 9 items that were being stored on top of this cupboard. I removed a licence plate, a tin of furniture stain, a rocking horse ceramic part of a lamp and a small bag of non-slip sand used when painting the steps (and the lego pieces and marbles from inside the Medalta Beater Jar).
Before and after (that is the shredder underneath) pictures. Don't know why I didn't take a before with everything in/on the cupboard before emptying. It was a good idea to take a look at everything and dedicate this as a tea cupboard (with one small coffee cone/filters and little containers of ground coffee).
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