Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sandwich Station

At about the same time I was reorganizing my daughters room I found this idea here. Little Lady's dresser was on it"s way out so... lightbulb (said in the Despicable Me voice) to make a sandwich station with the drawer.
Here's a little background:
I pack 4 lunches each school day. I was going to the pantry to get juice boxes, the fridge for jelly, the basement for chips, the corner counter for bread. It was the worse part of my morning. When I saw this idea it was manna from heaven.
 Since I had a whole dresser to work with I incorporated it all into a place to prepare lunches and into a more efficient space.
I took out the bottom drawer for the one hanging on the wall.. I covered over the hole with some particle board. I think it looks a little plain and want to put something cute there. Maybe a vinyl saying or something. Any suggestions?

I filled the drawers with all the stuff that are good for lunch. You know, chips, cornnuts, granola bars, cheese and crackers. 
The good stuff!

On the wall hanging drawer, I took a piece of particle board and cut two -2 inch holes in it. On one side I put the baggies and the other napkins. The ugly box is hidden but I can still get to the goods. I put in 3 dowels. They are attached with shower curtain rod holders I found at Home Depot. I didn't screw them in because the wood of the drawer was too thin for that so I just Gorilla wood glued them in. I did each side separately and let them sit overnight with books pressing them down. 
I have put in paper towels and wax paper. I don't know what to put on the top one. I thought about aluminum foil but the roll I have is too small to slide on. 
Again... suggestions?
On the side with the handle I hung a pair of scissors and on the back side I put up some cork squares (just hot glued and trimmed) with thumb tacks.
I added the embellishments with my Silhouette vinyl machine. It needed a pop of new color.
Here are some random pics of the whole project.
The essential peanut butter
A stash of butter knives in a cute glass. (the side has a cow and says absolutely pure milk)

I have had this glass cutting board for forever. I think it was a wedding present. 
I don't really like to use it because the sound of a knife hitting glass is like 
fingernails on a chalkboard. (shiver)

I put it on top so when I cut the little boys' sandwiches in 2, and I am not ruining the paint job. Plus, if finally found a use for the thing!
I have two little ones that still carry lunchboxes. I put up some command hooks so that when they get home and empty their backpacks they can just hook them up. 
Then in the morning Mom isn't going crazy yelling for lunchboxes.

Ok, looking at this picture it looks really crooked. It isn't. I promise. I leveled the thing about 3 times before I was happy. 
The picture is just screwy!  
I hope!!
I am redoing my entire dining room. Painting walls, ceilings, table, chairs. That is why the wall is blank. Come back later and see the finished product.
Soon...I hope.
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4 comments:

  1. Love it! You are so creative! I can't believe how cool that is. Way to go!

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  2. What a great idea! Hope this will save you a ton of time. My mornings are chaotic too with the making of only 2 lunches!
    Came by via Not just a Housewife.

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  3. Super cute idea! I like how it turned out!!
    Saw this on COM!!

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