In the before shot, you can see the bakers rack.
It was a gift from my father-in-law. It worked great in our old apartment, providing much needed storage in the kitchen.
It has never worked quite so well in our home. For starters, it doesn’t fit in the kitchen. So, I stuck it in the dining room. The dining room is a small room and it is made smaller by the bakers rack.
Though the shelves are full, they are full of stuff that we rarely use. Not being avid wine drinkers and being the proud parents of a very curious daughter, the wine rack is empty and will remain that way.
Yet the driving force behind my desire to relocate the bakers rack to the basement was my upcoming striped paint job. If I’m going to go through all the trouble of measuring out and painting stripes, I want people to see them.
Once I moved the bakers rack, I noticed that the wall adjacent to the kitchen doorway was long enough to house the hutch. So, I moved it. Well, now look at the room.
There is so much space!
The dining table can actually sit underneath the ugly retro chandelier. I can walk around the entire table!
And look, I have the entire long wall to paint stripes on. Oh, I’m a lucky girl!