Friday, August 26, 2011

There's this spot...

So, there's this spot in my kitchen. Its right between two sets of cabinets{or my stove, rather} with an entry door in between. I've found several inspiration pics online that I love the idea of. My pictures aren't in the best order for explaining what I want to do. How's that for confusing?!?!

Okay, so one idea is the keep the spot open{actually, my trash can is by the stove, appetizing, eh??} and have this big metal trash can there. I found one at an estate sale for $10, but I'm holding out til tomorrow, when it will be half price and hopefully still there...
{this can sells on Amazon}

Along with the trash can, I'd do hooks kind of like The Pleated Poppy's above to hang my bag and Lilly's bag.

OR...I found this idea via pinterest via Design*Sponge. I love the use of shelves by the stove and I actually have a shallow bookcase that would fit perfectly in my spot. This would be great for storage, because I don't have a lot of space in this kitchen.

Here are a few more shots of my space. This is the door to the carport that we always use.

Here is a better idea of the space.

And just another{pitiful} shot...

Okay, y'all...big metal trash can and hooks, or a bookcase???

7 comments:

Carrie said...

I really like the hooks and bookcase could be used a a cubby for shoes and bags

Have a great Friday

carrie

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

BOOKCASE hands down...

Heather said...

bookcase :)

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I just had aaron do the backpack hooks by our door... love them and my clean, clutter-free floor! So I vote pleated poppy idea! We put three sets of double hooks so all the kids could have their own spot... and cute little brody keeps hanging luke's lunchbag there and calling it his "pack-pack". You could even do a bookcase above the hooks and trash can and have all of your ideas at the same time :)

Amy R. said...

I think the trash can might be in the way of the door opening. Do you have another spot you could put it? I think you should do the hooks down low cause you gotta have hooks with kids. Then mount some shelves or a bookcase you already have in your "stash" above the hooks. You could even hang small hooks down from your shelving for your keys etc.
Happy Weekend!

Lori said...

bookcase, storage is priceless in old houses :)

Ruth said...

This is late but I like the idea of the bookcase.

Ruth