Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Work on it Wednesday

Today I decided to do something that's not essential, but has been nagging me a bit. I organized my cook books.I have quite a few and they were a haphazard mess. I also have 2 recipe books that I've been putting together which contain recipes I've collected from newspapers and magazines for the last twenty plus years. I'm almost done putting them together, but I won't include them in today's effort, that's a task for another Wednesday.
I can usually find the recipe I need, but it often entails some digging so I wanted to get them straightened. Plus, visually it looks so much better when things are organized. With the exception of a couple of cookbooks that are too big for the shelves, they are pretty much confined to 2 shelves of a basic ikea unit in the kitchen. I'd love if they were tucked away in a beautiful built in a center island...but that doesn't exist in my house, so I'm working with what I have, lol.

Anyways, here is the before

And here is the after. Much better I think.

Next week, the plan is to paint the 1/2 bath. I picked up some sample chips today and I'll probably prime the walls sometimes this week since I'll be painting over a dark blue on the bottom half of the wall. While I have the primer out, I may prime the second piece of furniture I have to paint. Now that the first piece is completely dry (it looks awesome by the way, and that high spot seems to have disappeared) I will probably slap some poly on it in the next few weeks. If I had really thought about it, I could have used floor paint and saved the step of using poly...but oh well it's done now.


Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

Great job. You have a *lovely* collection of cookbooks!