Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil! Add the cubes to pasta/potato dishes, soups, or roasting onions, garlic, & veggies; These have a six month freezer life and do need to be stored separately to preserve individual flavors of the herbs.
Just a neat idea for shadow boxes in general doesnt have to be with drawers . DIY dresser drawers into shelves. Plan: buy old dresser. Use drawers for this. Paint/redo main dresser and turn into bookshelf.
DIY Corner bench - could use milk crates for this on the small wall in kitchen for storage bench / seating For the kitchen eating issue We don't have a corner. But it could just be a row bench with cute pillows