So I had plans last night to take some good photos with the real camera and do a post in detail about the wine storage. I got out the camera and took one photo when the battery died. Tried the backup battery. Dead too. Then my friend texted and said they were at a wine bar and that I should come meet them. Franca was sleeping and Marc was doing dishes, so my decision was easy.
So here is the post about the wine storage, but with sucky iPhone photos.
Oh, but first the update: As suspected, the countertop people were very understanding and are shipping us a new sink piece. Should be here in 2 weeks. Then we can finally really set them, put the side (wine) panel in and be done! :)
It already makes me infinitely happy to go down stairs in the morning and see a nice, smooth,clean countertop surface.
Ok, now Wine storage:
Because we wanted deeper than standard countertops (24" is standard, ours are 36"), we ended up with about 12" of extra space behind the counters. In certain spaces, this space houses plumbing, gas piping, electrical outlets, etc., but at the very end of the counters, it was just empty. Marc decided to utilize this side for wine storage. (The other side will be our liquor cabinet accessed from the dining room. More details on that later.)
So on the drawings he showed a cut-out in the countertop side panel:
Then he went to work building a little wine storage box out of wood painted white with a stained back and shelves:
Now, as Cheryl pointed out, this will likely be Franca's toy storage, not wine storage, when she is 1-2 years old. But with a smile like this, I think I'm ok with that. :)
Seriously irresistible right?