Hey, homefries! Just when you thought I couldn’t squeeze another post out of that kitchen reno, here we go again…
Back in October, well before we even brought out the sledgehammers, Manny and I made a pilgrimage to the nearest Ikea and picked up a few things for the house, including some KALLAX shelving.
We got a big-boy unit to hold our sizable board game collection, as well as a smaller unit, which has been floating around, moving from room to room. We bought the little one thinking we’d put it next to the big one, but that proved too much cube-shaped open-shelving for one space, or so I thought.
Last week, Manny and I moved the little guy into our kitchen and he’s been enjoying hanging out there with his other Ikea buddies (i.e., our SEKTION cabinetry). I thought I’d show him off because it’s kind of odd to think about putting a KALLAX shelving unit in the kitchen, and yet I think it totally works…
For the mo’, I use it for some overflow storage and to hold cookbooks, but I also set it up with some small, fun items we own. The African baskets on the bottom, for instance, came from a charity auction (the same one where Manny talked me into buying a weird gold brazier that I’ve since come to love).
A while back, I ordered some CAPITA legs from Ikea, thinking we could add them to the smaller KALLAX unit to make it more like a traditional buffet — a popular hack. I still think we might, but I want to get used to it in the space before we drill holes in it.
We’re really upping the open-shelving ante, I suppose, but I’m liking it a lot so far. Any thoughts or suggestions? And thanks, as always, for reading 🙂