As you can probably tell, I had my camera out recently taking pictures of anything and everything that came across my path. I even have a picture of my neighbor's dog trying to drive their pickup truck. :)
Anyway... as much as I love my small-ish house in the country, there are a few things I miss about the Colonial we had to give up after a serious financial reversal. Perhaps what I miss most is all the counter space I had in the kitchen. So, I decided to stop whining and get creative.
I "borrowed" (theft is more likely the truth but is it really theft when it is yours in the first place?) the old sewing machine table from Christopher's room since he isn't using it, anymore.
I must say it has worked out very nicely once we got used to negotiating around it. Since it has wheels, it can be moved when necessary.
I've shown this red bookcase before but it is a great illustration of using old furniture in new ways. It was the bookcase in my husband's bedroom from elementary school through college. He doesn't remember why it was red, as it is not a color found elsewhere in his parent's home. However, it is perfect for my vintage kitchen.
In a former home, it held homeschool books and supplies. That's why there is a pencil sharpener attached (which David found fascinating when he was here).
I'm so glad I decided to get creative instead of stomping my feet and complaining. :)