In our continued effort to get our tiny house situated, I finally completed the office shelving. We wanted something to go around the bar, and after going through many plans for the shelving, we finally decided on a combination of wood shelves and steel brackets to hold everything into place.
Since we’re renting, I didn’t want to invest in permanent shelving that we couldn’t reuse. By not building the entire thing out of wood, it’ll be much easier to take apart and reassemble.
I built the left side and right side separately and anchored each into the wall, with one metal bracket on each side touching the floor for added support. The trickiest part was putting in the top shelf for our large collection of game boards.
Because two brackets prevented the top shelf from easily sliding into place, I had to carve out a notch to fit it in.
As we continue to set up our Tiny House, one of the hardest things to figure out has been what to do with the kitchen. While I’ve seen much smaller kitchens, the biggest issue with it has been the lack of storage. With only a couple drawers below the sink and no cupboards otherwise, it’s left us to come up with some creative storage ideas.
Since we also needed a table, we decided a kitchen island that provided some storage, counter top space, and eating area would fit all of our needs. However, finding an existing island that actually did all of those things was easier said than done.
After browsing many that we liked, but didn’t quite meet all of our needs, I think we finally have a simple, but effective plan to build one. Until then, here are some of the islands we liked that helped us come to our final plan.
While there’s still a fair amount of work to be done after a month in our Tiny House, it’s starting to feel like home. Everything’s moved. Our bedroom is done. Our living room is done. Kitchen needs some fine-tuning. Office is still a room of boxes.
We’ll have some better pictures once everything is finished, but with our one-month Tiny House anniversary occurring yesterday, I’d thought I’d post a little sneak peek of our new home.
This Saturday I’ll be heading back to Michigan from Chicago for good. I am so happy and excited to be in the cutest shaped state and the only place I’ll ever feel truly at home. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things about my favorite state in honor of the move.
In no particular order…
Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Pointing to your hand to explain locations.
The Earthen Jar.
Going “Up North.”
Proximity to Canada.
The copious amounts of classic rock you hear everywhere.
When we were in San Francisco, we visited the awesome shop, Paxton Gate. It stocked every delightful item you could imagine, from monocles to animal skulls. Ever since, I’ve obsessed over building a creepy collection of taxidermy and skulls. Trevor and I both bought some awesome stuffed birds at an antique shop last weekend. Here are a few more treasures I’d like to add to my collection.