I know that I have mentioned before that I have a relatively large kitchen. It isn’t gourmet, by any means, but it is definitely an eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counters. The problem (or opportunity might be a better word) is that I also have a formal dining room. So the area that is meant for a kitchen table is empty. Well, it hasn’t always been empty, it has held a card table and Emma’s kitchen that Matt built a couple years ago, but most recently, just dead space.
I spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen every day. I mean, I am a stay at home mama, and my husband works from home. We are committed to a whole foods diet, which means I cook 3 meals plus snacks pretty much every day. I have a desk with my computer/binders/library books/bills etc. in the kids toy/school room, where we also spend a large majority of time. But, when you have a 3 1/2 year old who loves to practice her writing on any paper she can get her hands on (mainly my to-do lists and calendar), and 16 month old who loves to climb on my desk, shut my laptop, and then sit on it while proceeding to throw everything else on the floor…you realize you need another option.
My idea was to have my wonderful husband build me a table that it is as high as our counter tops to keep all of my important information on. That means that no one can reach up and grab my papers, and no one can climb up on it.
Here he is building the table:
Here it is all finished: