“You are crazy”, thought the apartment lady, when we opted out of the two barstools that came with the dorm room. Who gives up free seating? Well, we do.
Little miss carrie has an affinity for forgotten, lonely chairs. Sometimes these strays come scratching on my door and I just have to give them milk. Before I know it, they’re here for good and my living room has begun to resemble a doctors waiting room.
Two of these particular chairs, bought for a buck each at a garage sale and upholstered as a housewarming gift from my parents, fit only below the stove area.
So I’ve been wandering places trying to find alternative backsplashes. I had a few ideas:
- placing a painting on a miniature easel on the counter top.
- hanging various metal serving platters so that I could place pictures, postcards, etc on it with magnets. Those would be facing the living room, but you could put recipes on the inside of the hanging platters for when you’re cooking.
- hanging an old window. this allows you to still see through the other room.
But in the end, I decided to use pots. We don’t have room for these in the cupboards anyway, and it gives me the feeling of a country kitchen, especially when placed next to the bouquet of wooden spoons.