I’m not a huge fan of faux flowers and greenery, unless they look super close to the real thing. I know that at Christmastime, making wreaths from pine branches and other evergreens is popular, but over time they turn brown. After a bit of searching, I found out that there’s an extra step you can take to preserve virtually any kind of leaves and branches so they keep their colors and texture indefinitely. It’s done with the maaagic of glycerin (*sparkle sparkle*).
There’s a little nook in our kitchen with upper cabinets that used to have a washer and dryer below. Our laundry machines are in the basement, so there is a lot of wasted space in this little area of the kitchen. I considered buying a freestanding pantry that sort of looked like my cabinets. Here are a few of the contenders:
The vertical ribbing in the doors is similar to that of my kitchen cabinets, which are also white. But besides the not-ideal price tag, I couldn’t buy one with a height I wanted because these two pantries have been out of stock. But I had an epiphany while making my entry hall tree. The homemade wood shelf that moved to Virginia with us from New Jersey (and used to be our storage in the mudroom) was suddenly homeless and happened to be the perfect size to repurpose into a pantry.