Years ago, when we had a kitchen the size of a bathroom stall, I ordered a faux apothecary cabinet toaster cover. I figured this way my toaster would be cute all the time and I wouldn’t really be sacrificing counter space. I needed a new one for our newly updated kitchen, this time in red. They are surprisingly easy to make and you can customize them to fit a variety of styles and sizes. You could even make one for another of your appliances, anything you don’t want front and center when it’s not in use.
This is my toaster all forlorn over there in it’s little space.
These days I finally have a decent sized kitchen but I still don’t want my toaster on display. My inner cabinet space is taken so it has to stay out.
I can still have it out on my counter top but it isn’t just an ordinary toaster people see.
And I can still store things or place decorations or picture frames on top of it so I haven’t really lost any counter space.
Plus, it’s just super stinkin cute!
People are always surprised to find out what is hiding behind my apothecary cabinet.
Do you have anything you’d like to hide on your counter tops? Personally, I’d like to hide my…counter tops. But that’s a different story for different day.
If you’d be interested in a tutorial on how to build your own, let me know. In the meantime, that gorgeous red is called Tricycle from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and you can find that right up there in my shop. I love using milk paint any chance I have, especially on anything that will be near food or my children so that pretty much means – everything!
Hope you enjoyed my lady in red!
If you’re diggin’ red, and really who isn’t this time of year, check out my fellow DIY Furniture gals for our ‘RED’ theme this month