You may recall a while back I showed you what to my mind is wasted space in my kitchen and maybe you have a similar spot in your kitchen as well. Too high to be of any practical use and yet visible for anyone to see.
There it is waiting for some magic to happen. And here it is after some rummaging around in the garage and attic.
I didn't buy a thing for this kitchen make over and I purposely kept it simple because it's a true pain in my patootie to clean up there involving very high ladders and lots of extreme climbing!
Those watering cans have been scattered around various locations in the house holding dry flowers. All were acquired at yard sales at various times. The child's high chair was a recent gift from my DIL found at a yard sale for $5. It's held together with rope, all I did was dust it off. The bread dough trencher is hand carved from a single log. I found it at an antique store here in town when I first moved to Georgetown 18 years ago. It's really huge and must have served a large family in it's day. If memory serves me I think I paid $25 for it at the time and I still love the history and character of that piece.
On the right is my life sized tribute to Silent Bob may he rest in peace. You can read about Silent Bob in this post. Of course, Bob must have a companion and so he is keeping company with a hen cookie jar (reminds me of Mrs. Gold who is also no longer with us) which was a gift from a friend years ago. All good chickens go to heaven I suppose. At least they live in memory in my kitchen. I've had the poster in the background for years, a souvenir of a wonderful Van Gogh museum exhibit.
There we have it. My space is filled with things I love and the dead space has come to life. What do you do with your top of cabinet/empty areas? I'd really like to see.
Until next time,