Monday, December 8, 2008

Problem Solved!


Since this summer my kitchen has been cluttered with canning jars filled with peaches, pickles, tomato sauce and jalapenos.  It's a delicious problem, but a problem nevertheless!

Until today...



My super handy, amazing step-father-not-quite-in-law just built me these shelves in our basement stairway.  Now I am the proud owner of a canning storage shelf!!!

Tonight I put a few jars on the shelves to see how they fit.  Don't they look great?!  Plus, there's space for my water bath and pressure canners.  

Of course, I still need to paint them and he's going to reinforce the shelves so they are extra strong.  But I'm already planning what I'm going to do with all the empty space in my kitchen now.  Perhaps some more appliances... Or I might just enjoy not having an overflowing kitchen.

6 comments:

beastmomma said...

What a nice space. It is so great when things look organized. Right now, I am especially jealous of organized spaces because i feel so cluttered and scattered in the midst of exams.

Becca said...

That was so sweet of him to make you the shelves! Now you don't have to look at them while you cook, haha

roberta said...

mine is pure "snob envy", well done!

I love your blog
R

allularpunk said...

i love shelves. aren't they wonderful? they really do help clear a space up. and your canned goods look so nice on them! you should totally paint them yellow.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I see a lot of cooking space in your future ;-)

Marni said...

Nice! I'm so envious. My kitchen is currently overflowing with jars and bottles of homemade liqueur. Now I'm going to start eyeing corners for space to do something like this. Most excellent.