Now it looks like this:
No more junk (OR chicks–they’ve gone to the chicken house). I’m coming down the block wall, paint stroke by paint stroke. I’m getting there! The fridge probably isn’t going to stay exactly where it is, that’s just temporary. I’ll have the fridge, a stove, and a sink, so it will probably be arranged galley-style in a row against that wall (with the window) and once they’re in, I’ll be able to measure and put in some freestanding cabinets to have some counter space. In front of that, in the center of the room, will be a table/counter for preparations and workshop space, probably with some stools around it. Again, I’ll have to wait until the rest of the kitchen is in place before measuring to see what will fit, so that won’t be coming in till later.
The floor could use a good mopping. The spills you see are actually liquid soap spills from where one of the cats knocked some bottles of homemade liquid soap all the way down the stairs one day.
I have large, wonderful freestanding shelving units on each side of the staircase for my equipment and supplies.
I’ll be doing all my canning, dehydrating, cheesemaking, soapmaking, candlemaking, and other crafts and preserving in my new CITR secret laboratory. It will be so nice to have it all in one place, readily accessible, separated from my regular kitchen–both for my own use and for workshops. I’ll also be able to handle my dairy down here and set the milk in this fridge, freeing up space in my regular fridge upstairs.
To the left in this photo (above) are my freezers. One is gold, but will turn white with appliance paint.
I brought a bookshelf down here and also my sewing machine and sewing cabinet.
I’ll sit down here making soap and cheese and canning stuff and sewing and and and! You may never get me out of here!