I’ve shared a few progress posts on the floating credenza we’ve been working on in the “hyphen” between our living room and dining room (adjacent to the silly boxed-in kitchen that we plan to renovate…someday), but this weekend I FINALLY finished that sucker.
There were two big need-to-dos to call her complete. The first was the organization of the interior cabinets. If you remember they used to look like this. I didn’t buy any interior organizers when I first purchased the units because I wanted to first see how we used them before I landed on how I’d organize them.
Well, after a few months of use, it was time to get them in shape. There’s nothing too fancy going on here. The left side holds overflow from the kitchen. Namely, these two big pieces of equipment that we use very frequently, our pressure cooker and our standing mixer. They take up a lot of space, but there was a tiny bit of wasted space above them that I used to squeeze in this little shelf that’s perfect for storage baggies and platters.
The right side serves as more of a catch-all for things we do in the dining room. We don’t have an office in this house, but my husband and I frequently spread out at the dining room table to do work, so this cabinet holds office supplies, extra printer paper, and photo book supplies for the family albums I’m working on. It also holds photography equipment, a modem and a basket of towels that we use on the bench seat for when the girls eat their meals. That last one seems miscategorized, I know, but it makes sense for us.
The last thing we needed was hardware. We wanted to elevate our Ikea cabinets, which we did with a wood top and built-in wine cabinet, but hardware seems to make all the difference. We were pretty dead-set on copper, but copper pulls can be pricey. It took me awhile to find copper pulls that were affordable and luxe. These fit the bill.
I did a bit of math to find center — for reference, our cabinets our 20″ tall and these pulls are 8.25″ long — and then drilled pilot holes before attaching them with the included screws.
Credenza: Cabinets – Ikea Section 2-door wall cabinet | Bar top – Hand-finished poplar boards from Lowes | Copper bar pulls | Flower tray – top of an old storage box from the Container Store | Chemex coffee maker | Electric kettle | hand grinder | Besta box (grey bins in right cabinet) – Ikea | Hejsan box – Ikea