This photo of the kitchen was sort of accurate as of last week. I did feel that the tray storage didn’t really use that space to it’s fullest and since I have so few drawers in the kitchen I decided to add some…
… in the shape of the Muji boxes I used to keep inside the kitchen cabinets. Candle season is in full swing over here with the evenings getting darker and darker and I really wanted easier access to the candles (and paper napkins too).
I keep tapers in one “drawer”, votives in another, napkins in a third and assorted candles in the forth. Since these boxes aren’t as deep as the unit I’ve placed large outdoor candles and grave candles (which I’ll use for our pumpkins) behind the boxes. It’s just a matter of pulling one box out and reach in there for those seldom used things.
Fun fact; My image of the candle drawer at the old house was one of my first Flickr photos that made the blog rounds back in 2007. I kept seeing my candles pop up on blogs around the world which was so exciting and surprising. I don’t think candle drawers are that uncommon over here in Sweden but apparently the rest of the world was amazed that I’d sacrifice a whole drawer for them. Us Swedes do use up way more candles than other nationalities, to us candles are a way to cozy up weekday evenings as well as weekends and special occasions.
Oh, if you’re wondering where the trays went, the small ones are in one of the wall cabinets, the one with the rim is being used as a makeshift coffee table on an ottoman and the large cat trays are simply leaning against the wall on the counter. The chopping board is in the deepest of the three drawers I showed you earlier where it fits perfectly.
And yes, I need to get a fifth “drawer”. Haven’t decided what goes in there yet though after I've bought it. I'm sure I'll think of something.
Ps. Yay, it's Friday! Have a lovely weekend, friends!