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
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!
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