I put it in the dining room, because that corner needed a larger piece of furniture and my daughter Courtney need a place for her computer. However, she moved her computer up to her room, so now I have a great space to store "stuff"!!
Our dining room is off the kitchen and is really not formal at all, so this cabinet can be used for just about anything at all.
Come in and see what I did…
I thought the best thing to store in here is all the beverages we drink or serve to friends and family. Cans and bottles can really steal space from your refrigerator and pantry.
I used a small college dorm refrigerator to keep things cold and the shelves for storing the cases of water bottles and cans of soda and iced tea.
The top shelf, where the computer screen would be, holds the refrigerator and cases of water.
The pull out key board tray holds napkins for dinner.
It's the perfect spot in the room for easy access during dinner and saves space in my refrigerator for food!
The key to thrift store shopping, getting furniture from family or friends or even buying new from stores is to "think outside the box".
Don't always use the piece of furniture for it's original purpose. If you think outside the box, your options are endless!!
Update…there were a few questions about ventilation for the refrigerator in a closed cabinet. The cabinet is originally a computer desk, so there were pre-cut holes already in the back for air flow for the computer, but I did make those holes larger and closer to the back of the refrigerator. The shelf and area the refrigerator is on is much larger than the refrigerator, so the flow of air is great. We haven't had any issues. If your space is tight around the sides of your refrigerator, please vent more in the back.
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