Primitive lovers everywhere understand the need to hide away all those pesky modern conveniences that take away from the rustic ambiance of our homes. I admit, when we lived in the farmhouse, I camouflaged everything from the toaster to the cat inside of crocks and under wooden crates. These days my small appliances are tucked away in the "appliance shed" built specifically for that purpose. Now I'm more about finding attractive storage and hiding clutter.
The buttery measures 8' x 13.5' and basically covers the entire back wall of our kitchen. It provides great storage and also creates a fun space to display a multitude of goodies. On one side, decor items that are currently out of rotation are stored in the lower cabinet behind the curtain...and on the other; I keep lights and props for taking photos.
And in the middle section...
We keep the dog food out of sight, but still easily accessible. You can't fool Murray.
And speaking of Prim Dog Murray...
He hides his toys in an old firkin.
And situated conveniently next to the front door...
This little five drawer cabinet houses dog leashes, harnesses etc. (Sensing a trend yet?)
Paper clutter is one of my pet peeves. I detest "piles". Mr. Kattywhompus solved my problem with this Craiglist purchase last year at Mother's Day. My "vintage" Habersham Plantation secretary has drawers and cubbies aplenty. Now ya see it...
Now ya don't.
In the living room I hide books, magazines and rug hooking supplies in the dry sink next to the sofa.
Things I use are close at hand, but no piles!
The little drawer is perfect for stowing hand sewing supplies.
This boxy stagecoach trunk is the perfect place to store my bulky rug hooking frame, along with bags of cut wool "worms".
Trust me...it's in there-under the linen background.
And last, but not least...nope, not a breadbox.
I no longer have to search for light bulbs, specialty nails or fasteners. I keep them at my fingertips...ready to hang a picture or change a bulb.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Display Chain. Hop on over to Robyn's blog to see the other fabulous contributors!
Until next time...