Then I realized all I need to be more open minded...even a cabinet with shelves placed on top would work or maybe shelves on the wall with a cabinet underneath. Luckily, the next time I went to the thrift store I found just the thing.
It looked pretty hideous at first. It is 100% fake. The backer is flimsy, it has a hole punched out and spaces to punch out for a tv to fit. But, happily I could afford it plus a little paint and hardware to fix it up.
I love how it turned out and it makes me happy to see my pretty dishes ready to use. It was so fun to spend the day of our 8th anniversary washing dishes we have had for years that I had no where to put. It kind of makes me wonder why I didn't do it sooner!
More kitchen projects coming soon!