Sunday, July 7, 2013
Fun cannibalizing inexpensive items.
You may have noticed, I purchased a bunch of boxed kits for very cheap on eBay a few months ago, with every intention of making my own kitchen cupboards for the "upstairs" kitchen of the Judge and Gibbet. That was a BAD decision. I didn't think to check out the dimensions of the upper cabinets in the kit and ended up with shelves that were so small they would hold nothing kitchen related. I stored my mess-ups in the attic of the house, as is the norm and moved on.
I am still in the beginning stages of the "downstairs" kitchen and I very badly wanted a plate rack to put over my sink. The cheapest one I could find was $25.00 on Etsy. But I did remember seeing a very cheap hutch at Michael's a while back. (I had sniffed and stuck up my nose at how ugly it was.) Today, I bought the hutch for $1.69 and purchased a 49 cent dowel. It took a few hours and I now have very messy stained hands (I was too impatient to put on my gloves), but I think it ended up looking OK.
I can still see the blue blob from the stuff I use for a temp hold, but once I fool around with the placement of the plates, I will affix them in a better manner.
I hope everyone is been having fun mini-adventures too!