The calm after the storm looked like this at my house this morning. The giant pink thing is a big pig that travels with him. I woke up and nearly stepped on him.
I had decided to tackle my stupid blind corner cabinet today. I dumped everying out of it this morning. You'd think there was a party at my house tonight. I found 6 sets of ice cube trays in there. Yup my fridge has an icemaker.
This my friends, is the what our builder put for a shelf in this massive cabinet. My best guess is this cabinet is a good 48" and long with this ONE puny shelf. No wonder I have no storage in my kitchen.
Years ago, I found this half lazy suzan as-is at Ikea and MacGyvered it into the cabinet.
It helps but it doesn't fit as well as it could.
I also bought two slide out tray drawers for our one other bottom cabinet from Ikea and jimmied them into the cabinet. You can see the blocks I used to shim them in. They are the only thing that has kept me sane in this kitchen over the years.
I had myself connvinced that I was going to go to Ikea today and buy a new bottom corner unit and a second set of pot drawers. The first set I bought when this whole kitchen rejig started was on super discount and discontinued. They have a similar profile but its in white and its not anywhere near the same white as what I have. The Lidi, is a polyester finish and I would have to paint it. I bought a cheap door as-is couple of weeks ago to give painting a whirl. It looks ok. I'm really concerned about long term durabilty.
While in the store, I managed to talk myself out of replacing what I have. It was REALLY hard. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that I think I can make some really good roll outs that will fit into the blind cabinet.
I found these really cool roll outs form familyhandyman. They aren't exactly what I want but they are getting into the ball park.
Now we are talking.
I made a DIY roll out for one cupboard years ago which has given us a lot of stroage. I think I can improve on it and add a third shelf to it. The glides on it need to be replaced so its now my new jumping off point. At the very least, I need to replace the skinny little shelf with one that is a more reasonable width. I shouldn't be using a 49" cabinet to store plastic sandwich tubs. Its a huge waste of precious real estate in a tiny kitchen.