August 30, 2012 2 Comments
Even though our lives have been pretty much consumed with diapers, burp cloths, and baby talk, that doesn’t mean that we’ve given up tweaking our house. Nope–in between feedings and nap times, I’ve managed to make a few changes. I figure now’s my chance seeing as how I’m home all day and pretty soon I’ll have to go back to work . So what’s been the most recent change? In case you can’t figure it out from the post title (in which case I’m seriously concerned about your skills of deduction), it’s related to a cart.
That’s right, I finally pulled the trigger and got a microwave cart for our kitchen. See, in our kitchen reveal post, I didn’t reveal much about this side of the kitchen because, well, it looks like this:
I still have plans to redo the pantry doors on the right, and we still plan to replace the old intercom system with a new one (that’s the super old boxy-looking thing on the right wall), but for a while now I’ve wanted to change out the microwave stand. That dresser there is from my childhood bedroom, and while I do have a special fondness for it, I just wasn’t crazy about it being in the kitchen. Instead, I wanted something with some color and shelves so that I could display all my cookbooks (and, quite frankly, so they would be more readily accessible than tucked away in the pantry). So out with the old . . .
and in with the new!
What do you think? Colorful enough for ya’? It’s actually one of those school computer carts (I bought it here for $115), so it’s super sturdy and strong.
And it even has the old school built-in power strip.
It came in a whole range of colors, but lately I’ve been full on digging yellow, and since we already have some yellow accents on the other side of the room, I thought it would be perfect . . .
It also ties in nicely with the curtains I made for the dining room and living room . . . (I was going to write a post about these, but let’s face it–some things are just never going to happen.)
I also love that it holds all my cookbooks and fits the microwave perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with it . . . plus, I was able to put it together and load it up all during one of Mini B’s extra long naps. Bonus!
So there it is, one quick change in our home that makes me smile every time I walk by.
What did Mini B think of the change? She was absolutely thrilled! I had her take a break from her daily yoga to tell you all about it . . .