It's a small place so there's no room for large display units or extra furniture. I had to get creative. Recently, I decided to use vertical space to expand a wall. I wanted to have a china display unit but it couldn't be very deep. The only space I found was the stairwell. It was a big space gone to waste! Deep enough to hold my plate collection. I planned it out and my older son, Edgar, took it on. His second attempt at DIYing. His first was the wall and door adjoining the plate rack, which included installing a new water heater. At first he protested and said it couldn't be done. Well, patience, perseverance and my vision helped him to create it. I didn't want anything fancy. A simple farmhouse style rack would do. I like the country farmhouse look. So here it starts, little by little and a big fat mess to clean up later, it was done. Here it is!
|An extension to wall was added, along with folding doors for easier access to laundry room.|
I knocked down the stairwell half wall with plans to create an under the stairs storage with shelving I had in my attic. Well that plan went out the window. I had an old cabinet I had bought years ago at a flea market and decided to fit it to the space instead.
|After knocking down half wall.|
|Vintage '50's cabinet was fitted under stairs.|
|Testing lattice boards.|
|Painted with Louis Blue Chalk paint, Old White distressing and clear paste wax.|
|Plate rack has been secured and almost completed.|
|Completed plate rack wall and closet doors.|
Have a great week everyone!