The weather has turned cold quickly in the windy city, so I brought my speaker box planter in last weekend, hoping to continue enjoying the thyme, chives and basil that have been doing so well on the porch all summer. Just a few days in my kitchen though and the basil is looking pretty pathetic. I’m guessing he’s not getting nearly enough light.
So I picked up a grow light at the Home Depot and hung it on the wall above the plant. It was functional, but it looked pretty awful. Then Jake and I realized that without much effort or money, we could get a lot more usable space by making this:
We already had the 2-door cabinet on the right – I was able to get the other cabinet from Target and a 15“ melamine shelf cut to size (5.5’) at Home Depot.
I think the herbs will be MUCH happier with this set up.
It’s not the most elegant design, but for $45 we’re getting a ton of extra counter space including a prep station with easy access to a plug – something we had been sorely missing before. Plus, I think it really opens up the kitchen nicely!
Jake and I also got the cabinets for the master bedroom closet from Cabinet World this weekend (2 weeks late, but they look great!) Jake and I installed them in the framing Jake and my dad put up a couple weekends ago. We still need to frame, drywall and trim, but I feel pretty good about the progress we made this weekend!
We took off the cabinet doors to protect them, so this doesn’t look like much, but I swear, big progress has been made!