It’s no surprise that apartments can have inadequate storage. And our rental is a glaring example of that in every room, but most noticeably the kitchen. We have more lower cabinets than upper, but believe me when I say, it is not enough storage for our cups, plates, cans of food, medicine, cleaning supplies, spices and other baking supplies. I tried to remedy the situation by using our dishwasher as storage (I hand wash everything so it’s just wasted space for us) and it works fine up until a certain point…but we exceeded that point quickly. I knew it was time for a real solution.
It would have been easiest to slap some floating shelves in this spot and call it a day…but our walls are super weak and our landlord wouldn’t be too thrilled with the large holes necessary to anchor something like that into the studs. But these boxes are perfect! I found them this weekend in Palmer at Cover Ups by chance. At fifteen bucks each, I thought they were an absolute steal… I even love how they are half painted, half not. Imagine my surprise when I brought them home and found they fit perfectly side-by-side on our countertop. I didn’t take too much time styling them, just placed a sheet of vintage wallpaper (bought here) on the bottom of each so I could stack my glasses there without worry. I didn’t even stick it down; who knows how I’ll use these babies in our next place!