Davy Jones’ Locker
Remember this flea market find? I purchased this locker as additional storage space for my phone-booth sized kitchen. For the last 10 years, we’ve been using our microwave as a pantry–less than ideal!
I can’t tell you the number of times we almost incinerated bags of bread (and Cheetos!) while attempting to set the timer on the microwave. The microwave-pantry was a conflagration waiting to happen. But with space at a premium in our doll-house sized kitchen, it was challenging to find a piece of furniture that would fit the space.
While in Vermont this July, I spotted the locker and decided to repurpose it as our new pantry. I love school-themed decor (I collect globes and our entryway walls are decorated with a chalkboard and a pull-down world map –must be the educator in me!) and knew the locker would be a fun addition.
One coat of snappy red spray paint later and it’s sassy and fun! My cookbook storage dilemma has also been solved. No longer are my cookbooks relegated to the bookcase in the den, 30 paces from the kitchen. Instead, I’ve housed them in the top two lockers and use the bottom three for pantry items.
I’m really happy with the end result and will continue to hunt for unique flea market finds with which to decorate Chez Book, Line, and Sinker. Next up: finish my office redecorating project!