The photo shoot was yesterday, and it went swimmingly. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. But in order for some of the things in that post to make sense, I have to tell you this story first...
Back when we first did the big kitchen reveal, I wasn't, well... I wasn't entirely... gulp... honest. You see, all those pretty pictures of the pristine new kitchen? There was some stagecraft going on. For the most part, the storage we've added in the kitchen takes care of our stuff. Everything, really, except for one thing.
So. Much. Wine.
We built a wine bar into the kitchen, and you can read about what we did here. And this is the picture I posted, showing the "finished" set-up.
Look at that one lone bottle sitting there! One bottle! Hahahahahahaaaa! We have far too much of a problem saying no to wine (far more than we actually drink, mind you, hence our problem with overflowing bottles), to have just ONE BOTTLE sitting atop the bar.
Here is what the counter above the wine fridge actually looked like when it wasn't staged for the photos.
That is IN ADDITION to all of the bottles in the wine fridge just below it. And that's not mentioning the big fridge, which has a whole shelf devoted to white and dessert wine.
Okay, okay, no need to belabor the point. We have too much wine, and no place to put it. I researched a whooooooole lot of solutions, and finally Mark decided on a wall-mounted, two-deep model.
Wall-mounted rack in drywall equals recipe for disaster, especially when you're talking about heavy wine bottles. Enter our friend the toggle bolt.
Toggle bolts need great big drill holes, so we had a lot of dust to clean up.
But a little more dust was totally worth it for all the new bottle storage we got out of it.
And then we decided to pretty it all up a little more, with some framed ski cards to match our other kitchen posters, and a nicer array of drink accoutrements on the lower corner shelf. Voila! No more lies in cyberspace, since all the wine now has a home.
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