Remember that buffet on freecycle I didn't get? Well on Saturday night someone posted an antique dresser and I jumped! I was thinking about this post that said that drawers under the counter are more used than shelves and cupboards and another post that I am really bummed I can't find where a girl put a dresser in her kitchen. She removed the top drawer and put in baskets though. Anyway, I thought - "Ok, this is going to work!!" And oh, how well it works.
Take a look:
Here's the baker's rack I had in the kitchen before. It was kind of pretty and it was kind of functional, but I didn't love it. There was a lot of junk and I don't like that.
And I didn't like the way the stuff on the wall was arranged - actually, I really didn't like the way the stuff on the wall was was arranged.
But behold the after:
The dresser is the exact same height as my counters. It's more narrow than a buffet though so it fits perfectly in the space. I am so in love with this. It's a little scuffed up and the veneer is coming off in a few places, but it was free! I can fix that other stuff. It's got a pretty curved front, the drawers slide super smooth and it's got a story. The woman I picked it up from said that it belonged to her father (who was born in 1933) and was used in his bedroom all growing up. I think I might love it too much.
And now I also love the way the stuff on the wall is set up. Can you tell me you don't love it all too? I bet you can't, cause I bet you love it.