Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Have a Handy Man

Last week Craig took a few days off while the kids were on spring break and we did family stuff.  This week, he has taken two days off, just to get some things done for me.  What a guy!

Tuesday, he did some work on my kitchen cupboards.  The lower cupboards all have a roll-out shelf on the bottom, but the top shelf is just this narrow little thing way at the back.  Kinda dumb.

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There was a lot of wasted space in there, and I had to kneel down and reach way in the back to get anything that was on that top shelf.  It was particularly frustrating with the pots, pans, and lids, and the containers.  It really made for a big mess, and the kids especially just tended to toss things in every which way.

So, I had Craig build a pull-out shelf on the top for both the pot and the container cupboards (only got photos of the pots).

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You can buy ready-made pull-out shelves for about $50 and up.  Craig’s materials were under $20 for both cupboards.  That’s pretty awesome for something that just made my life easier.

Tomorrow is his second day off, so I need to check the honey-do list and decide what’s next.  Yippee!

15 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is AWESOME, Holly! I have two areas like that in my cupboards. You should have him do a how-to guest post. :)

Nancy said...

What a nice husband you have! I can see how awkward it was before. I'm sure you really appreciate it being fixed now.

Nancy

southerninspiration said...

May I please borrow Craig????? LOL...I'll feed him and he can do that to MY shelves!!! What a great guy! thumbs up!

Suzanne

Treasia Stepp said...

Very nice!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Please send him to my house ASAP....

Bella Michelle said...

Now, that is a good man!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Looks great Holly. Hubby is on vacation this week and he ended up getting sick so nothing on my honey do list is getting done. UGH!

Sheryl said...

I'm still waiting for my hubby to build a shelf under our island stove top. Maybe if I show him this post it will motivate him! All my pots and pans are thrown under there and it drives me crazy! Yep, it's those little things.

Amber said...

Don't you love home improvement!!! I have cabinets like that and they are pretty useless. I actually let my 16 month one take over one so he has a place to play while I'm cooking. He likes to sit in it.

arkie said...

I think I would spend the next day off getting him a treat! Great job!

Frugal Home Designs said...

What a guy. You should have him put a tutorial together. I would love to build those for my top shelves.

Lucy Marie said...

That is so great! I have pull out drawers in my pots and pans cupboard, too ... and I love it! It is such a great way to maximize the space and it makes it easier to keep it organized.

Jenn said...

Way to go hubby! I get a 'day off' tomorrow! kinda. hubby will stay home and let me catch up on much needed home school planning, copying, etc.! ;)

love the new cupboards! one day! maybe! ;)
so many wants on my list... hard to choose the best one!

Twilight40 said...

oh very very nice! You're so lucky:) We so need some pull-outs in our kitchen. Ours looks like your before picture lol. Have a blessed Easter.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Ahhh, I dream of pullout shelves! I would love to see a guest post is your hubby is so inclined!