Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'll get right on that!

We have had our motorhome for seven years and changed several things to make it more "user friendly" for us.

One of the first things we noticed was the kitchen cabinet under the sink did not have a silverware drawer. When you opened the cabinet door there were three plastic ( almost like dish pans ) drawers on plastic runners that pulled out and on top of those was a flat shelf for a silverware tray. The silverware tray spot was very dark and we just sort of felt our way for anything that was in the back. It had no back so things would get shoved off.

I said. " That will be one of the first things I change". Well true to my word "I got right on it", meaning I finally fixed it this week. Hey, at least I got "round 2 it".
I did not stain it because it is hidden when the door is closed plus I didn't want to turn it into another dark hole. Seems as I get older I can not get enough light on anything.

The pictures make it look unlevel but it is not. It has full extention slides rated at 100 pounds. I built it out of 1/2" plywood, with 1/4" poplar dividers and the front out of a scrap piece of 3/4" white pine. We are enjoying this little update. It's nothing special but sometimes the little things make the biggest improvements.


Sandy Hatcher-Wallace said...

I like your silverware drawer. You said you didn't stain it, but did you clear coat it with something so it will remain light colored like it is?
It's a very nice improvement to what you had and I'm sure your wife loves it. No more hunting for those ellusive knives that slipped off the back of that dark shelf.

Annie said...

Ooh, you're a handy man! You can fix it, build it, modify it, make it useful!
That's one of the best skills anyone can have, I think. I'll bet you both are enjoying the modified drawer and you're probably wondering, "Now why didn't I do that before now?" Around my house we always ask ourselves that question when years later we finally "get around to it".

And I'm sad to hear your supposed-to-be-big-tomatoes aren't.

Carole Burant said...

When I say "I'll get right to it", I didn't say which month or year! lol You did a great job and like you said, sometimes the simplest things will mean so much:-)

Kerri said...

If it makes you feel any better, we started building that porch I talked about in 1993! See, you're not the only one who has trouble "getting around to it ":)
My hubby was impressed with your draw. He reads your blog all the time, but he's not a commenter.
I'm with you on the post above. It's not fair to kids when parents ignore their bad behavior! Those parents need to be wacked into shape :)

Kerri said...

PS I really can spell drawer :)


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