Monday, December 21, 2015

No More Room

This weekend the wind was high and even though the temperature was pleasant enough to work, the brisk Southern breeze made it too much to get much outside work done. So we worked inside the house.

 We have plum run out of room. It's not hard to do when living in a tiny house. Never enough cabinet space and never enough counter tops. So the next best thing to use is the walls.
We got the cast iron off the floor and mounted them to the wall for easy access. Candy also got her kitchen herbs planted in some really nice antique tins she picked up at a garage sale on put on the shelf above the window.
Notice the little lights on the stove, yes they work. It takes a medium base bulb you cannot find anymore unless you special order them. We ended up finding some old large Christmas lights in a box and taking the red off.   

The little homemade, horseshoe Christmas tree has been decorated and put under the loft stairs. The little tree is not too big and fits just right, plus it goes with the country look we have. 
 Speaking of the bedroom loft. This was the place planned for overnight stays when one of the girls came by. It fits a twin size blow up mattress perfectly. Well, plans have changed a little because the grand baby took it over as her play room.
Now there is no way we will be able to move all the toys and blow up the air bed. So I guess the camper will remain the guest house.  

I also built Candy a small cabinet that sits next to the stove out of some old barn wood. Now she has a place to store the baking dishes, mixer and cookie sheets.

We got more boxes out from storage and filled the kitchen cabinets and drawers to max capacity. There is no more room for anything and we still have many more boxes to go. I see a garage sale in the future.



  1. Hey Jerry,

    Kitchen wall space is so underused. I think the cast iron looks great on the wall. And I love love the horseshoe Christmas tree! Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  2. I love the card iron! I agree with DFW, wall space is underused.
    I'm planning on purging my house after Christmas. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

  3. MDR,

    Great idea of hanging your cast iron pots on the wall. Living in a tiny home required ingenuity when dealing with finding storage locations.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. I really like the cast iron on the wall. I only cook in cast iron and wish I had the wall space to do this. Nice setup.

    It's funny how much we are willing to bend for the grandkids, which we really never did for our own children. How age softens the heart.

    1. Thanks Jim.
      It's true on the the attitude towards the grand kids.

  5. MDR,

    Fantastic job! One of these days I'm just going to show up in Texas to take a look at your place! Wishing you and your family the best, Happy New Year!