Kitchen Carts + New Perspectives
We bought this kitchen cart before we bought the house [well officially bought the house]. It was obvious we would need some extra kitchen storage, but wanted to find an interesting and industrial way to add more space for hiding all those ugly kitchen things.
Logan found this kitchen cart first at Sam’s Club, and then for less on an auction site. The wood has a weathered finish and the cart is customizable, with most parts pulling out or tucking away. It's perfect for our small space.
The cart has stayed in the same place since it arrived: pressed up against a wall in the area of the house that transitions from kitchen to dining room. Rumors say the cart is very heavy. Actually, I think it's staying with the house if we ever move. But, it fits well here, becoming the place where keys, spare change, and mail fall.
The other day, I had a convenient accident. I was cleaning [because I can’t always leave the mess] and happened to extend a small table that tucks into the side of the cart. A quick step back, a nod from Logan, and the cart had a new purpose. The side table created a friendly gesture to the antique chair nearby. And now it's one of my favorite spots to display fresh flowers, a stack of library books, or antique trinkets.
I’m learning that a change in perspective inside the home keeps things fresh.
Plus, it’s usually free.
Try changing the direction of a table or chair in a room. Move a set of jars to a new space. Switch the pillows from the guest room to your bedroom. Challenge your space to change.
It may change the way you see it and the way you use it.