Friday, September 12, 2014

Easy & Useful Kitchen Update

I love making small changes in my house that have a big impact.  Today I am going to show you a 10 minute update that anyone can do with a thrifted (is that a real word??) tray, an assortment of cooking oils & wines, and a few wood cutting boards.

BEFORE: This is what my kitchen looks like before I make the changes.  See that rooster tray? It has been there so long I really don't even notice it anymore.  I still like it so I will tuck it away for another day. 

AFTER:  This is how it looks after the changes.  I love the combination of wood cutting boards (mine are very old), oils & cooking wines, and the little white salt & pepper cellars.  I think this is a warmer look for my kitchen, and how useful to have all those things right at my fingertips while cooking!

To make this vignette, I first gathered all the items I wanted to include.  I know, I know - that is a country/christmasy tray but most of it will be covered and I love the red so I am using it anyway.

I then placed the tray where I wanted it and leaned the cutting boards in a pleasing arrangement behind it.  I can easily pull out the one I want to use without totally disrupting the whole thing.  (Trust me, much easier than trying to pull them from my messy soon to be organized cabinets.)
Then I just arranged all the bottles by putting the taller ones in the back and the ones I use most often closest to the stove.  I put the salt and pepper cellars in front because there is nothing like grabbing a pinch with your fingers to add to your cooking pots! (They are filled with course salt & pepper.)

 So one last look at the after.  Seriously this took me about 10 minutes and I love the new look!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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1 comment:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You are a girl after my own heart. I love to cook with various oils and wines too and this is so perfect. It looks fabulous too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.