Saturday, 17 March 2018

Pantry porn......

I posted a while ago about downsizing the contents of my workroom so that everything will fit into a craft armoire.  I still have a way to go with this possibly impossible plan, but that hasn't prevented me from spending many hours on Pinterest, salivating over other people's craft storage solutions.

The gold standard is, of course, the Workbox, but even when it's closed it's a bit of a behemoth and has a hefty price tag to boot. It also requires a LOT of space to open fully... around 9 feet!






Then there are lots of DIY solutions, many based on IKEA hacks....






It would also be eminently possible to convert a bog-standard wardrobe into a nifty craft cupboard......




However, what I'd really like is something like this.....


Wonderful corner cupboard.... perfect use of space!


Apparently this particular photo has been saved over 300,000 times (!) so I'm not the only one who can see its potential as something other than a pantry.  The media are calling the interest in cupboards like this 'pantry porn' and it's apparently, now, A. Thing.

That aside, I particularly like the way that the interior sides have useful storage, rather than simply having shelves which extend all the way from back to front.

There's a chap in Bexhill who makes pantry cupboards very like these and it's tempting to see how much something similar would cost.  As my workroom cupboards gradually empty, I could easily lose the run of kitchen base units along one wall, freeing up the space for a cupboard like this.  There's even enough space inside to store a folding table and chair, in which case I could lose the big desktop which dominates the entire room.

Hmmm.....I might just have to do more Pinteresting on this cold and snowy afternoon for more ideas.....

3 comments:

Megan Wallace said...

Ha, I love the idea of pantry porn! Sasly, it would never work for me. My creativity is impaired when everything is neat and tidy. I can't work properly without a permanently cluttered work table. In future, when we move to a much smaller home, I will have to change my habits. I look forward to seeing how you arrange your life, it might become the template for mine!

Sandra Morris said...

Megan.... I work in a permanently creative mess too but when we move I won't
have the luxury of a dedicated workroom so I'm thinking about how I can engineer a self-contained workstation.
I suspect it's more fun in the planning than the execution...!

Daydreamer said...

The problem I've always found with "perfect" storage spaces, is that we fill them up and then they are no longer perfect.... the doors won't close the shelves are the wrong size.... But go ahead and look! (That's what it is for anyway!)