My little mini outdoor kitchen " station ".created from a vintage kitchen unit ( I think these may have been made for campers back in the day - although I can distinctly remember seeing these in the country " shacks " we rented for summer holidays growing up.)
It sits against the fence in a corner ( with the bar-b-q resting against the other side of the corner
( so I have an outdoor kitchen " triangle " - triangles are very important in kitchens don't you know? lol )
It was in the mud room when we bought the place - a piece of furniture really because it wasn't attached to anything except by way of plumbing - but we had to remove it when we built the niche for the fridge.............it was tossed out on it's ear in the back yard where it waited until Spring to be brought to the dump - however once Spring arrived I had other plans floating through my brain ( it kills me - absolutely kills me to send things to the dump ) This unit still had a " life " to live in my opinion
I had a metal bar on hand ( from Ikea - used to hang pots from in our previous home ) which I attached
directly to the fence.................a few pasta tins were spray painted Turquoise ( left over paint from the chairs I painted HERE - to hold untensils ( for parties - flowers I suppose when not partying lol )
The square wreaths were placed on top of square Ikea mirrors ( I think they're 2.00 each ) the wreaths
were square panels that I cut into wreaths ( dollar store finds ) you can see how I made them HERE
Holes were punched into the containers and hooks placed on them so they could hang from the rod.
The rod also allows me to hang a napkin holder and a towel
Since the sink is not functional - I placed a plastic bin ( again from the Dollar store ) in it - this will be a perfect ice container for parties - to house beer or soft drinks ! ( and not left over annuals that I haven't planted yet )
but really I could always put the bin in the cupboard underneath the sink - there's a plug so I could drain out the water into the bin once the ice melted - just thought of that this minute, duh ...................
I have a cutting board that will rest on the counter when needed but for now the counter is a place to put a vase of my beloved peonies ( you can see how I patiently waited for these babies to bloom HERE
The " nests " hanging over the wreaths are lights - I haven't attached anything electrically yet but I think they'll be pretty when they light up this area in the evening
For now I'll settle for candles -
Sorry I don't have a photo of the whole unit - but the " body " of it wasn't quite finished when I wrote this up between the garden - the little bedroom makeover - and this, I'm just a teensy little bit overwhelmed. I'll post as soon as it's fait accomplis !
And there you have it - my outdoor mini kitchen
The cost of this area was exactly one big fat ZERO................I had everything on hand.
So................ can I get you anything?
Wine? Sangria? Beer? Soft Drink? You name it - I'll just run to the counter and whip it up for you
John says - I'm making tea, want one?
Suzan says - I'd love one thanks
John says - WHERE HAVE ALL THE SPOONS GONE?
oh oh - forgot about that.
Suzan says - They're out here - I was just taking a few photos
John says - This has to be your worst idea ever, they're going to be full of bird crap.................
Suzan says - Well aren't you just full of Sunshine, Lollipops & amp;@#*&(*@ Rainbows
Well the Lollipops part is fitting anyway since we're Lolly & Pop to the little ones.
Scrap the tea - I'll have a glass of wine................... ( you don't need utensils for that )
Have a wonderful day all !
( I just realized I never did a full INDOOR kitchen reveal post - have to work on that ! )
I found a couple of images of 40's & 50's steel kitchen units - mine is smaller than this one - but I guess they were quite the " thing " back in the day - this lady looks as thrilled with hers as I am with mine 60 years later LOL
I'm soooooo happy I found a way to use this - talk about history!
I'm in the process of painting it now :)
Join me at these parties !!!
The Charm of Home Glitter Glue & Paint French Country Cottage
Redoux Interiors My Turn for Us The Shabby Nest
DIY Vintage Chic Remodelaholic Life on Lakeshore Drive
Lil' Luna - Link Party Palooza It's Overflowing Uncommon Design
I should be mopping the floor The Chicken Chick Coastal Charm
Between Naps on the Porch My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Stone Gable
An Extraordinary Day Knick of Time Homestories A to Z
The Winthrop Chronicles A Stroll Thru Life The DIY Dreamer
Savvy Southern Style Have a cup of daily Ivy & Elephants
From My Front Porch to Yours I Gotta Create Bloom Design Online
My Romantic Home I Heart Naptime Funky Junk Interiors