I love space saving solutions that are aesthetically pleasing. Here is my collaboration with Michael Corwin of Artifact Woodworks. Together we created lots of extra shelf & counter space and an awesome shelf to store tea and spices in my litle kitchen. I designed/sketched the rough idea and he brought it to life. His talent and experience brought a whole new level of quality to my design. He suggested using walnut wood for the tea shelf and he finished it with an oil/varnish blend with wax. It’s so pretty! He’s a skilled woodworker, I’m just the ideas man (lady). Oh, and duh! I made the curtains and did all the varnishing. HA!
For the counter, we attached some 1 inch plywood to a metal metro shelving unit (I got mine from Uline). Michael routed a nice rounded edge which is such a nice touch and totally new for me. We used half inch plywood for the lower two shelves and stained all three with Zar oil-based wood stain in the color “Mediterranean” for that dark but not too dark look. Finished with with Zar Ultra Max varnish in Satin. I love using this for counters because it’s kitchen friendly - easy to clean and long lasting. The pics pretty much tell the story so I’ll let them take it from here…. oh and Artifact Woodworks website is coming soon but meanwhile you can visit the instagram page http://instagram.com/artifactwoodworks#
This was so easy to do and I certainly wasn’t the first to do it.
All you have to do is screw the lid of a mason jar to the underside of your cabinet and voila! amazing.
my dog noodle is tall and elevated food bowls make it easier on her neck. most elevated dog feeders are ugly so here’s my simple solution….
i had two holes cut in a piece of plywood, added some cute hair pin legs [hairpinlegs.com] and then stained & varnished the wood. my friend michael corwin of artifact woodworks helped me add an edge profile with his router skills.
scroll down for photos and email if you’d like me to build one for you!