A few tumbles off my ladder trying to reach my 20 lb cast iron crock pot was all it took to force me to rethink my space usage.
Also, my huge philodendron plant was blocking out a ton of light on top of the fridge, getting dusty and generally making me cranky.
Yay, I feel like a grown up, living a slightly less cluttered life. Or at least a more cohesive life. Shelving my smaller plants freed up valuable table and counter space through out the kitchen so now I can access the things I use everyday without fear of falling!
My beloved toy sailboat, the inspiration for the kitchen.
The new arrangement makes watering time much easier, everything is in one place. The plants on the higher shelve require less water, so i won't have to be making a trip up the ladder everyday, either!
A utilitarian stack of terra cotta pots look pretty, too, while they are waiting for my next new plant brought home from the farmers market.
Across the kitchen, a little bit a wall goes from useless home for knickknacks to actually functional after several incarnations.
Cute and a bit bare, but serving no purpose.
Very cute and holding a lot of useless decoratey things. Pretty, but not a good use of very limited space.
With my vintage pots and pans at arms reach, cooking is a million times less stressful. Having my glasses and bowls on the shelf frees up space in my tiny cabinets so I can hide my trader joes cereal boxes more effiecently.