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Plans For My Kitchen


I have plans in the works for my apartment kitchen. Because no matter what I do, I just don't have enough storage space. 

Since I don't have a stove, I have lots of small appliances I cook with. Crock pots (regular and casserole-size), a panini maker, a toaster, an electric skillet. You get my drift. 

So here is my Christmas present to myself...



I looked and looked and looked. Finally I found this at WorldMarket.com. I love the industrial look. And I especially love the big tall space at the bottom. Where I should be able to put some of those small appliances crammed up in the cabinets. 

With the handles on the end, it would be the whole length of the wall and cover the door molding. So I probably won't put them on there, as I need room at the end for my trash can.



I was lucky. I ordered by phone because I had a few questions. And the woman who helped me found all kinds of promotions that helped reduce the price. 

It was already marked down from $450 to $225. But of course on top of that you have to pay tax, and a special delivery charge because this sucker weighs over 116 pounds. And will have to be put together. 

So finally, with the promotions she found, I paid $211 total. 

Here is a view of the top...



All the reviews were very positive, but most said don't use the locking caster wheels that come with it. Those reviewing this suggested getting better ones because this is heavy, and there has been problems with the original ones breaking.

Israel will be helping me I imagine. I doubt I can even get it in the door, and they don't take it farther than the porch, I read. 

Another thing, I am not happy with the counter tops. I painted and sealed them about six months ago. The sealer I used turned yellow in spots. I specifically asked for a sealer that would not turn yellow on me. Still, though they told me it would not at Lowes, it did anyway.

So I'm looking at ways to redo the counter tops. Maybe I'll get a counter top transformation kit of some variety that isn't expensive. 

Maybe something like this??? You can get these kits for less than $50.

I just don't know yet.




I am in that kitchen a lot. The counter tops get used a lot. So it will have to be more durable than what is there. 

Once the World Market cart gets put together and set up in the kitchen, I'm going to think about possibly putting shelves above it. 

This WM cart is bigger than the thrifted kitchen cart I have in there now, so I won't be able to have my kitchen island in the middle of the kitchen. But that's okay. I'm a little tired of stumbling into it in the middle of the night. The cart from WP will go against the wall.

And I will go from there. I am determined to find a good storage system for this small apartment kitchen. Stay tuned...


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  1. Have you thought about covering your counters with cutting boards? Ikea has one that is 21+ inches and has a lip to secure it to the front of the counter and it's $10. I use it on my bar and it's great. I do secure it with the silicone cabinet liner material. It's not a permanent fix, but I have a thing for cutting boards. Wipe a bit of food grade oil on it and you're good to go.

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    1. I have one giant cutting board that I got from Overstock some time ago, and it is so heavy you can hardly lift it. So yes, I am considering a couple more like it.

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  2. How exciting Brenda!! That is so beautiful and I can't wait to see it in your kitchen! I've heard that those kits for redoing your counters are pretty good, but I just don't know how durable when there is a lot of activity.

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  3. What a beautiful cart! I love it's industrial look. Really looking forward to seeing how you use it in your kitchen...

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  4. What a beautiful cart! I love it's industrial look. Really looking forward to seeing how you use it in your kitchen...

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  5. I can't wait to see everything done. I love the cart. I am partial to industrial cottage decor!

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  6. I love your new cart that you ordered. I'm excited to see it set up in your kitchen. I am curious and I'm sure I missed it somewhere, but why don't you have a stove? Every apartment I've seen come with kitchen appliances.

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  7. I look forward to seeing what you do with this, Brenda - it looks like such a great piece!! Have you considered tiling your counter top? It's not that difficult - I did mine when I lived in NYC. Just a thought. You could do some research online and find a how-to.

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  8. I LOVE it!!!! I can't wait to see it assembled and loaded.
    On a side note, there is another blog I read very regularly where she used this exact counter resurfacing kit and loved it. I'll see if I can find the link and send it to you in case you have questions for someone who has actually bought, used, and lives with this kit.

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  9. What a bargain! That cart is a beauty!!

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  10. I love this cart, is is totally amazing and a few shelves above it would be perfect for sure. I think this is going to be the perfect place to store those appliances and have them within easy reach.

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  11. I have this at my lake house, but it only has 2 shelves. We sealed the wood as we use it for a coffee station. We do have the wheels on as they look so neat..but never move it so they don't break. Above it, we hung a shelf with glass knobs on the bottom. I hang decorative measuring spoons, etc from the knobs. I out seasonal devoir on the shelf. Above the shelf, I hung a giant Rise and Shine coffee and rooster pic that I stitched on large count fabric. Love it!

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  12. This is great looking. Can't wait to see what you do with it! I didn't get to post the other day, but I'm so glad you started blogging. You mean so much to so many women.

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  13. I redid our countertops about six years ago, and they're still looking pretty good. Can't remember what I used, but it wasn't anything purchased at a store. I got it online.

    Love the cart!

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  14. Wonderful choice! I have haven't ever really shopped at World Market but now I see your great find I am going to give it a whirl. Hope you enjoy your new cart Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  15. That is a great cart and a super price after the discounts!! It will hold so much. I have too many appliances that don't have a home either. Can't wait to see how it looks and what you do with your counters. I like the cutting board idea!

    Linda

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  16. Super dooper cart! I have painted countertops in the past, and they last for a while, but they have to be resealed periodically. I am intrigued by the suggestion one commenter made about the Ikea tops. I had looked into the butcher block tops, but every time I go over to Atlanta and look, they are back-ordered.

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  17. This is a very attractive and functional cart! If I had the space I would love one too! Sheila

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  18. Beautiful cart Brenda. It is going to look so great in your kitchen. Glad you got yourself a little treat for Christmas.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Kris

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  19. That cart is awesome! You could use it for so many things down the line.

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  20. Years ago my husband built shellves in our bathroom. He purchased a thin sheet of wood (maybe 1/8 of an inch or less with one side a formica type laminate. He was able to easily cut it to fit and glue in place. It still looks as good as the day he installed it. I wonder if Lowe's still has something like that and if they would be willing to cut it to size for you. It is just a thin sheet, not the entire readymade counter tops. It was not very expensive as I remember.

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  21. I hope to find a kit to redo my countertops. they are particle board well worn but my landlord is to cheap to do it even though they are doing a million dollar remodel on their own home with marble ! I found a cart like that today at Goodwill I was dying for but sadly cannot afford even 20 for it. Enjoy your new kitchen! Cannot wait to see the results. I sold my Panni maker, it was to much bread for me, took up to much room .

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  22. I really like this cart Brenda! It's so nice looking. I can't wait to see it all put together. I think this is going to be perfect for your small appliances. What a bargain too!

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  23. I really like this cart Brenda! It's so nice looking. I can't wait to see it all put together. I think this is going to be perfect for your small appliances. What a bargain too!

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  24. I was just in World Market on Monday and saw this very cart! I remember thinking what a nice, big cart it was and then realizing that we have zero space for it in our already over-stuffed house. I'm sure you will make very good use of it--it sure is handsome!

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  25. It will be fun to see what you come up with for the kitchen! The cart looks well built and as though it will serve you well.

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  26. The cart not only is very attractive but looks sturdy and well made.

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  27. The cart not only is very attractive but looks sturdy and well made.

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  28. Fun! I love our island...it's the most used piece of furniture in our house. Congrats!

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  29. What a great looking cart! I cannot wait to see what you do with it. If I had space it would solve my crowded cabinet problem.

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  30. I like your plans for this new cart in your kitchen. It's a nice looking cart and a great price! Seems like storage issues plague us all.

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  31. I love that wish I had one, so many uses.
    Maybe you could put one handle on in case you did want to move it and hang your towel on it. So many things goes thru my head lol. Merry Christmas Brenda

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  32. A very beautiful gift to yourself! And useful too! I'm thinking of a way to add some more storage to my kitchen as well. Merry Christmas!

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  33. I love the cart. The wood shelves are gorgeous!

    Jane x

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