Monday, May 9, 2011

A Little Blue Hutch

Spring has finally sprung around here and with the warmer temperatures comes the need for lots of ice in my family.  The ice maker on our refrigerator is exceptionally slow and has a hard time keeping up with the ice demands.  We decided it was time to dig out our portable ice maker and get it ready for the season, especially because we will be hosting a big cookout in a few weeks. 

Well, digging out the ice maker then required finding a spot to put the ice maker.  Last year we never really found a place that we really liked, it seemed like it was in the way or too awkward to fill and empty. So what to do, what to do??? 

I decided to build a shelf to hold it! I wanted to be able to put it someplace out of the way (note: OFF the counter) and yet someplace where I could easily fill and empty it.  While I was at it, I decided that having a place to keep all my teas and coffees together would be nice.  So, the little blue hutch was born.

The little blue hutch

All my teas and coffees are together and easy to find, plus I had room for some of my spice jars on the top two shelves which is great because I needed some more large jars on my pantry shelves.

On the bottom I can fit my ice maker, grain grinder and my favorite bread tin which actually holds all my cookie cutters. 

I have a couple of other projects that are almost finished and will share as soon as they are done.  One of them is a long promised Christmas gift that is finally finished.  I want the new owner to see it before I share pictures. 

"Unless the LORD builds the house,
   the builders labor in vain."
Psalm 127:1


Chris said...

Great job Angel! You are very handy.

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