Our beloved first child (our dog) happens to LOVE bread. When we leave, he finds a way to get all the bread an eat it.
(How can you get mad at this face)?!?! He’s a pure bred Weimaraner if you’re curious, whose can rest his head on a “normal” sized dining room table.
My husband came up with a solution, that not only secures the bread from the dog…it also helps to store the toaster and also serves as a recharge station for all of our cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc. every night. This is one of my husband’s favorite projects. You may have already seen this here.
To appreciate this here’s what our little kitchen corner looked like before. A useless spice rack (since I store all of my spices in the cupboard), weird empty space, and a smorgasboard of cords. One of my BIGGEST pet peaves is having cords showing! Have I also mentioned that I like the spaces in my home to be not only pretty but functional whenever possible.
Here’s the inside- deep enough for house the toaster freeing up some space on one of my two pantry shelves. It’s also wide enough for several different bread products.
You can kind of see how he made it above. The door is made by “a bunch” (real technical, I know?!?) of thin wood slats glued to a piece of canvas. There is a curved groove on the sides that the door travels up and down in. There is a small open space in the back to allow the board from the toaster to pass through.
The top shelf has little slits in the back to fit our cell phone and iPod charging cords, with felt glued to the back to hold them in place. I love that our phone and iPod have a place to rest peacefully each night to recharge without 17 cords spread out throughout the house!
This is just one more example of how I can tell the handy husband an idea of something I want, and he brings that idea to life!