Monday, December 28, 2009

~stylish kitchen storage~

I am all about organizing and simplifying in 2010.
For Christmas my dad made us wood pull out drawers for all the cabinets in our kitchen island.
{pictures to come}
I am in love.
I am not only in love with the fact that he tuned into my swearing every time he was over and I opened a cupboard and something fell out, but I am in love with the organizational aspect of it.
I now have my pots and pans all organized, my tupperware neatly stored, and extra dishes within arms reach.
No more broken dishes.
Thanks dad!
Today I am going to look for some storage ideas to hold all those packages of saran wrap, foil, and sandwich bags.
Organization turns me on,
what can say,
I'm weird.
Look at these clever and cute ideas from Living Etc.
Use a vintage plate rack on your counter, it's practical and cute!

Think outside the box and store your dishes in a cupboard maybe made originally for some other purpose.

Keep your utensils within arms reach.

Hang the pretty ones from your back splash!

These inexpensive shelves from Ikea give this kitchen an industrial feel!

Love this idea!
Fashion bookends for your cookbooks out of dishes and canisters that hold flour etc.

Another industrial look with restaurant wire shelving.

Happy Monday


Katie said...

Let us know when you find a storage idea for your foil/plastic wrap, etc! The cupboard I store those things in is a mess and everything falls out everytime I'm searching for baggies, foil, etc.!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Doesn't it feel good to start reorganizing? I love it.

City Hen said...

I ma in th emood to change it up! Thanks for the encouragement. Just wondering if your Dad might come on over to Poland and help me out! haha!

Cottage Dreamers said...

What a nice gift. It's nice to have the right kind of storage, especially in the kitchen!

Annie said...

I'm jealous about the drawer organizers! Sounds fantastic! I too LOVE to organize - so I'm in the weirdo club with you! I so far have reorganized about 4 rooms since Christmas!

Unknown said...

Fabulous storage ideas! Have a sweet day!

LuLu said...

I'm all about organizing too. too funny i just bought 4 of the metal racks {industrial ones} for my kiddos toys... love the look.
thanks for all the great photos can't wait to see your island drawers,

The Little Red Shop said...

I'm off to organize! Can't wait to see your revamped island!

: )

Julie M.

Suzann said...

How fun!
I adore organizing.

Moore Minutes said...

I'm all about organizing and simplifying too! :) Its such a GOOD feeling.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Greetings, It's so nice to meet you. I got the organizing bug too and I quess I really should post my ideas and share them too. Thanks for the ideas. You have a great blog and I'm following you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Shannan Martin said...

Cookbooks between the character? Why didn't I think of that?! Love the cute/practical ideas!

Amanda said...

I want all those beautiful dishes in that vintage rack! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are all great ideas! And how nice of your handy dad to fix those drawers for you. My hubby just put new drawers slides on our pantry shelves. They kept falling out of the track and it made my blood boil.

Lori said...

I love organization too and these are great samples!! Can't wait to see your drawers ~ ooh that just sounded dirty! lol

Kim G. said...

Hi Melanie! Thanks for the images, we are currently drawing out plans for a tiny kitchen redo, Happy Monday indeed! said...

Pretty and functional. I love the lockers! They are so versatile. You have a great blog. I will be back to visit again.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Unknown said...

The kitchen looks beautiful...almost artistic levels of designing.But hard to maintained less on functionality for daily use.

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