For the woman, her home is her domain, her security. If something in her home is not right, the woman is not right.
(With men, their work affects their equilibrium.)
Our tiny 40.5m2 (440 sq.f) home is taking shape. We still have a 30m2 storage space to store our "don't needs" but our essentials are here. (Thanks to another trip yesterday carting a last portarobe of my clothes!)
My brother in law purpose built the kitchen in the studio-space around the few wall cabinets they had on the wall. Now that they've moved out, they've taken those cabinets with them, leaving us with just this:
See the unusable-because-it's-overcrowded-bench-tops-and-there's-no-more-space-under-counter?
I've been scouring eBay daily (and nightly) for some kitchen shelves, after losing out on what was the perfect shelving solution to my kitchen needs:
It sold for a very affordable $80, boo-hoo but it was interstate and it would be a nightmare getting it home.
The hunt continued. And prayer stepped up that God would provide me with an affordable, preferably vintage, solution. After all, He knows my heart!
Last weekend, it rained all day so garage sale-ing with MIL was postponed. Instead we spent some time pottering around our homes, cleaning, gardening... But at 3pm, the urgency to hit two tiny vintage/antique stores 10 mins from us grew to an uncomfortable ache. (Don't ask me to explain it.)
MIL was more than happy to accompany me in an attempt to salvage the day. The first little store was an affordable treasure trove of pretty things and a few choice vintage furniture. I walked away with my MIL's birthday gift to me, a lovely old Japanese made plate with the cutest bluebirds and cherry blossoms, $22.50:
And I picked out the most gorgeous childfren's book, with beautiful illustrations for $6.50.
But it was at the next little store that God answered my constant prayers. Whimsical Notions is an antique-y store in Warrimoo, NSW. The front of the store was the unaffordable stuff, like an art deco lady lamp for $1,150. The back however, was the more junky part... and behind some dusty washstands, cabinets and bookcases, I spied what looked like the top part of a kitchen dresser...
Upon closer inspection, it was a stand alone stained pine (yuck) kitchen shelving!!! Had I found it???
The width and height of the shelves I needed were very specific and limited and I wanted something as big and high as possible to fit as much as possible... would this do??
It DID! Thank you God!
This is it cleaned (and upside down for some reason.)
Thank you God. Now I get to open my packed treasures and fill these shelves.
(And wait for the walls to be painted white!)