Do you see a Coffee Pot?
I don't see one. . . .Thank Goodness!
There's a constant 'discussion' in this house about where to hide John's coffee pot. (Yes, he prefers a percolator). . . .During the summer, I hid it for a time in a large crock. . . .That didn't last long. . . .Before the summer was over, the coffee pot and all the fixin's found their way to the countertop. . . .Not by my choice. . . .John took over the decorating on this one. . . .
His favorite word in décor is 'convenient'. . . .Mine is 'simplicity'. . . .and 'hide it' if at all possible. . . .Do any of you ever have the same
I let it ride for the summer. . . .After all, coffee's the one thing John will make on his own. . . .At the same time, I was ever searching for an answer to our problem that both of us would be happy with. . . .
Ta. . .Dah!
Just your average old, much abused potato bin! . . .Dirty, worn, oily, beat up. . . .Back missing. . . .Nails sticking out. . . .Absolutely BEAUTIFUL prim. . . .
To be honest, I didn't buy the potato bin to hide the coffee pot. . . .but then, I didn't buy it for potatoes either. . . .Let's face it. . . .I bought it because it had character. . . .personality. . . .It needed a home. . . .
It's been sitting in the garage for the last couple of months--while I came up with an idea of how to use it. . . .Every time John would pass by, he'd ask if I wanted a back on 'that' bin? . . .'No'. . . .'Well, what are going to do with it? You can't put potatoes in it'. . . .Remember me telling you that John doesn't think outside the box?
To make a very long story short, I had the house to myself the last two days, while John helped a friend. . . .I took the opportunity to strip down the kitchen and begin to add fall and winter touches. . . .I looked at that clutter of a mess and just could not take it anymore. . . .Not one more minute. . . .Almost immediately. . . .You guessed it. . . .I thought 'The Potato Bin!'
I cleaned it up. . . .Whitewashed it with my 'special' and quick technique ( 1-2-3 White Wash ) . . . .And thanked myself for not letting John put a back on it! . . .Glued felt on the feet so the bin would slide around quick and easy. . . .Hung newspaper behind the screen. . . .Loaded the shelves with all John's coffee drinking necessities. . . .
Believe it or not, he Loved it! . . .So do I. . . .No more clutter. . . .No more 'modern' appliance hanging out on our vintage countertop. . . .Best of both worlds.
John did have a question for me:
"Where are we going to put the potatoes now?"
Sigh. . . .Grin. . . ."I'll figure out something."
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .