So today I want you to help me decide about my kitchen, as you haven’t yet seen the other side.
You’ve really only seen one side of it. Now I want you to help me figure out the other side. All suggestions are welcome.
You’ve seen the coffee bar, though I’ve hung more decor on the wall over there since then. And you’ve seen the section with the open doors and red and white dishes, etc.
The Other Side:
Now look across and this is the other side of the kitchen.
As you can see, there is a mirror above the sink. I guess to give the illusion of light and more open space.
I’ve been racking my brain about what to do there. It’s not in my nature to just leave it alone.
I considered hanging curtains over the mirror. I’ve ordered the hardware to hang curtains on the window that looks out to the front. As well as for the patio doors and the window behind my recliner.
The light above the mirror is not centered. Now why, if you’re putting a light in the ceiling over something, wouldn’t you center it? I don’t get it.
So that is one decision I’m trying to make.
Once again here is the wall you’ve already seen, and which I’m happy with.
Here is the other side across from it. What if I took off those two doors as well? On either side of this mirror.
Closed Cabinet Doors Or Open Ones:
Now here is my reasoning about why I’d consider doing this. Say I hang curtains over the mirror and kind of pretend it’s a window.
Then if the doors on either side were taken off, it would somewhat distract from what’s in the middle. Not that I’m saying curtains wouldn’t look fine.
But if I took off the doors, I could put more pretties up there to display. What’s up there now are just odds and ends. And I can always change the level of the shelves.
I would then maybe have a place to display my pretty white pitchers and other decor I can’t yet find a place for.
There are other ideas swimming around my head.
I could put a shelf in the middle of the mirror. But I’m thinking that might be a bit much. I’d considered hanging my red pots and pans from hooks below a shelf if I put one there.
But this would entail going to Lowes or somewhere to have a board cut to size and then attempting to try to hang it straight.
Then again, I’m kind of clumsy. What if I knocked one of the pots against the mirror and broke it? I don’t need 7 years of bad luck.
By the way, I ordered an unbreakable hand mirror from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. I’m hoping to stave off any more bad luck.
I ordered it because one of the movers broke my small hand mirror while packing it. And his buddies kidded him about all the bad luck he was going to have.
The Kitchen Question:
Back to the kitchen. I’m perfectly happy with the other side and the coffee bar. But the problem at hand is this other side.
So help me figure this out.
Oh, I have to show you these three little cuties I picked up from Trader Joe’s the other day. I think the pot and plant with each one were around $5. So about $15.
Just too adorable to pass up. Can you see the faces on the gray ones?
One Half Of The Master Gardener Couple Dies:
Steve, my next-door neighbor, knocked on the door a little while ago. I guess he saw me in the kitchen hammering nails and cursing the walls.
His wife died earlier this week. I didn’t know. He said they were going to cremate her and have a service in a town about an hour from here. Apparently their original home.
She never came home from the hospital.
I wasn’t here 2 weeks before my next-door neighbor died. I’d only seen her one time. She was 75. (Think I brought bad karma with me?)
Steve seemed fine. I guess he’s had about 4 days to adjust to her death. And when you get older, I suppose it’s less of a surprise. But still.
I had considered sending flowers to the hospital when I first knew she had gone there. But I don’t even know their last name. I remember the name “Steve”, but her name, which I think began with an “M”, escapes me.
I’ve met him a few times and talked a bit. Remember he shoveled snow off my sidewalk. Was that just a week ago? I forget.
But it’s sad that he’s lost the woman with who he apparently (I’m assuming) had a son and a daughter, and spent a good part of his life.
So today I had kitchen questions and a sad death to share with you. There’s one-half of the master gardener couple gone, I suppose, to some great big garden in the sky.
I hope he stays here so he can help me a bit with my garden decisions in a few months.