Sunday, September 15, 2013

Storage Galore

There's absolutely no reason for our long absence from the blog.  We've been here, we've been working, we've just, well, not been posting.  One possible excuse is that we've been doing much of the same stuff (painting, trim, and finish work) and one thing I can say for sure as a result - this house no longer has any shortage of storage space.  When we first moved in, it had typical tiny 1950s closets and very few of them.  A small entry closet fit a dozen coats on a good day, each bedroom had one tiny reach-in closet, and the less said about the galley kitchen and its complete lack of storage space, the better.  Now, however, it could not be more different.  We have a total of eleven closets throughout the house, with half of them oversized and a pantry in the kitchen to supplement the already numerous cabinets.  While I am, in general, completely happy with the storage situation, it's been a bit of a push to get them all finished.  We took advantage of the Container Store's Elfa sale this month to get shelving, which was much quicker than the custom built-ins we did for each of the three bedrooms on the second floor, and installed all the hardware yesterday.  Then, I missed a great photo op today when we unpacked roughly a dozen boxes of kitchen dishes and appliances that have been packed up for, ahem, three years now and spent the day washing, organizing, and storing all of our goods.  We should have gone through an editing process before we packed them up in the first place as there's quite a bit of stuff that will be finding a new home soon but it was really satisfying to unpack our cooking things again and have a place to put them.  It'll be time to start entertaining again soon!  

Kitchen pantry with shelving
Another view

Just one of many new closets

And another

Yep, another closet

View from the living room into mudroom (on the right) and den (on the left)
with tracks for sliding barn doors installed.  Next task, build the doors!

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