As some of you may know, last week we were kicked out of our house for kitchen renovations. We live in a co-op and I was HAPPY to let them take over and do all the work for a week.
So how about some before and after pictures!
The floor was a definite improvement!! It will still hide the dirt well (and it’s still vinyl), but it looks much nicer. (Sorry the pictures are a little bright to see detail.)
We went from darkly stained cabinets (which went well with our wine decor) to a light wood. This brightens the kitchen so much and is growing on me! Here is the before:
And the after:
The Sink Difference
On Tuesday we went out and purchased some baskets and glass containers to help organize all the food in our pantry. You can see me first experimenting in organizing the empty baskets on the pantry shelves:
Many of the baskets were from T J Maxx, as were these $7.99 glass canisters (for a set of three)!
My favorite purchase, though, was the expandable 3 tiered shelves from Target:
Behind all the teas, I have the glass canisters from T J Maxx. I decided to label them with dry erase marker, since I didn’t know how permanent these items that filled them would be.
The basket on the bottom shelf holds chips, crackers, rice, flax seed and other grain:
Finally, the very top shelf holds mainly serving trays. In the basket are paper plates and plastic cups, and plastic-ware.
In the coming weeks, I’ll show you how I’ve organized the rest of my kitchen.
And now on to the…