And the one on the side has the flour grinder. (Can you see it under the mess?) This is where you load the flour, or whatever you're grinding.
Underneath is the crank, that empties into your container.
The cutout had a glass rolling pin on the rack and I added some semi-old pharmacy bottles on the upper rack. Usually I keep my most frequently-used cookbooks standing here.
The bottom left cabinet has more shelving.
And the bottom drawer has a sliding metal top, the reason for which, I have no idea. I just store candles and candleholders in it.
It needs a good cleaning again; it's beginning to stick.
The metal tray on the top slides out,
and the wheels are the old small ones of yesteryear.
So, what do you think? Is it authentic, a mish-mash of old and new parts, or just a thrown-together piece of furniture?
This piece I bought at a yard sale, also when in Albuquerque. A man had taken his childrens' old toy box and remade it, with screens in the front of each door.
He had painted a vine with leaves, and flower decals on the top. I took the decals off and changed the knobs, but haven't painted it yet, though that is definitely in the works. I just haven't decided exactly how. Right now it stores plastic baggies and in the bottom I used to keep potatoes and onions.
Well, everything's back in place for now. If you look closely, you can see I still have to take a brush to the edges where the floor meets the baseboards, and clean the baseboards, too, but that was all I could manage on one day off. Tuesday will find me on the floor with a mask, scrubbing away, and then reapplying a mop-on shine. All the floor will need before the party is damp mopping a few times.
Next will be both bathroom floors, and that should last for another year. It's a lot to try and get done this soon before Halloween, but we're coming up on more holidays and then hunkering in for the winter, and I like the house to be as clean as possible so all I have to do is decorate. And sew. And maybe paint the kitchen.