When J and I moved into our house, we brought with us a few lovely possessions. One such possession was a side by side fridge with stainless finish (can you tell I love food?). We found out later it wouldn’t actually fit in the kitchen. So, it sits in the garage, which took a while to get used to but now it only seems odd to our friends when they drop by for drinks and have to be reminded the cooler is next to the car. Instead of having this wasted space in the kitchen we decided to get creative - we bought blackboard paint and a large chunk of wood, which we sliced to create two benches. the bottom bench now houses my growing collection of cookbooks and the top bench is perfect for when extra space is needed.