We also own a 2-bedroom house that is 1400 square feet and was built in 1915.
You can go ahead and feel sorry for me . . . I don't.
Our oldest son makes his bedroom in the short-ceilinged basement with the food storage and seasonal items. Our other three share the "big" bedroom (about 28 feet by 12 feet) and my husband and I take the small bedroom (10 feet by 12 feet). We love love LOVE our small house. It's cute and cozy, and, best of all, there is a finite amount of space--we can only own so much stuff and we consider this a huge blessing. (Plus, not to brag, we have a big ol' honkin' yard).
However, because there is limited space . . . if I ever get something for my house, it has to be one of two things: beautiful, or useful. This corner hutch happens to be both.
|I'll have to figure out what to put on the bottom two|
shelves that my 13-month-old won't scatter everywhere
Did. I. Ever.
I knew the perfect place for it, and I knew the perfect use for it: 1- dining room, 2- craft supplies. BOOM.
|Before . . .|
|My sweet safety-goggles-wearing husband went to town sanding|
it for me (he wore the goggles using the belt sander)
|Sanded and ready to paint! I sprayed white spray-|
paint in all the hard-to-get cracks before using a
paintbrush and an indoor satin white paint
|Coat number one . . .|
|Three coats later . . . I can't decide whether or|
not to put that little door back on the bottom shelf
|I sprayed a coat of polyurethane on it before |
bringing it inside, so it won't get tacky. I also totally
anchored it to the wall, because that's how I roll.
|Crayons in a wide-mouthed mixing bowl ($1.50 at the D.I.) |
for Miss Mollie's easy access
|Scissors and glue sticks in a cookie jar ($1)|
Colored pencils in a retro quart pitcher (also $1)
|Watercolor markers in a sweet triangular jar with|
a cork lid ($2), baby colored pencils in a baby jam
jar (leftover from a yummy, homemade Christmas gift)
Now I can enjoy masterpieces like this on a daily basis. (Notice the "M-O-M" just under Diego's backpack? Yeah, this was multi-colored just for me).