Thursday, May 14, 2009

A simple shelf

For a long time, I've wanted to have a shelf above my kitchen sink - just a simple shelf for spices, sugar, tea and such.

My husband found this shelf, and after I cleaned it, he fixed it up for me. It's just what I wanted - simple and sturdy, and all my spices are within easy reach.

And the best part - it didn't cost us anything. What a blessing it is to have a husband who is skilled with his hands and can do all sorts of work around the house, and who can see wonderful things in items others have labeled as "junk".
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs. T

16 comments:

Bethany Hudson said...

I can't tell you how much converted "junk" we have in our place! Not to mention all the home rennovations that my husband has done, including redoing every ceiling and most of the flooring in our home and doing a lot of rewiring. The fact that he can do these things by hand has saved us soooooooo much money!

Of course, sometimes there is a bad side to the "fix-it-up" mentality. My FIL is the king of fixing things, but unfortunately, he often finds more than he can fix and it all piles up in their home and drives my MIL crazy! Fortunately for me, our condo is far too small for my husband to be tempted to do the same :)

~Bethany

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

it's such a blessing to be able to do this isn't it? I have just found your blog and have added you to my links if you don't mind as I started yesterday.

Will be back soon

Anonymous said...

Anna,
Lovely and simple. Can you please let me know what spices you use regularly ? I am curious and cannot read Hebrew :(

Thanks and God bless you.

Mary said...

What a lovely way to get organized. My dear husband is handy also, and that really blesses our family!

We tried the pitas and the peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and they were all delectable!!! Thanks for so graciously sharing your recipes!!!

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Sabbath!!!

Persuaded said...

i love "redeeming" junk! right now i have a little shelf/stepstool sort of thing that i am planning on painting. i have to figure out some way of repairing uneven legs though... and i'm not quite sure how to go about it. you are so blessed to have a handy fella 'round about the place;)

Becks said...

I have found so many great pieces of furniture just out on the street! My house is a junk house, and I love it.

Front Porch Society said...

I built 2 shelves over my kitchen sink, as well. They hold spices, crockpots, and other bulky cooking pans that do not fit in the cupboards.
It is fun building stuff on my own around my place. Even if I am just renting, I usually do something to make the place nicer for the next person.

Serena said...

This reminds of something similar that my husband did when we were first married. I wanted a shelf in the bathroom. On one of his jobs (he's a house painter) he found an small abandoned shelf and cleaned it up and painted it for me. It was perfect! When we moved, I didn't have a spot for it in the new house, but I couldn't part with it, so it sits in our shed, waiting for the next place...

Tereza said...

I love it! Very practical...........

Otter Mom said...

I agree, it is wonderful to have a hubby who is handy and can make/fix just about anything. He has made me two wooden shelves, one is in the kitchen and the other one will be in our bedroom when I finish painting it. He's made all sorts of things and there is not much he can't do. He spent part of his teenage years living on his grandfather's farm, and his grandfather taught him a great deal. He is now teaching our daughter how to do things for herself and I've learned a lot from him as well.

Tammy said...

One man's trash is another man's treasure, and that sure goes for homemakers, too! :o)

Stop by my blog and see the neat old tea kettle I'm fixing up as a decorative item for my kitchen. http://thispilgrimage.blogspot.com/2009/05/trash-or-treasure.html

Rose said...

Simple carpentry skills are so valuable. I appreciate them in my husband too.

Mrs. White said...

I really enjoy your blog. It is very precious. This post about the shelf is such a good example of making a home with what we have available. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings
Mrs. White in Vermont

Susan said...

The Lord has really blessed you w/ a wonderful husband, what a joy!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful, indeed, Anna! And isn't it amazing how the simplest things (such as your shelf) seem to streamline so many other activities. Home improvements can have such an impact. :o)

wishing you well,
Brenda

Kristin said...

Oh I love your sugar, tea and coffee containers!