Just for fun, I thought I'd share some of the projects I've been working on recently. Since the kitchen has become my reclaimed domain, I've had a lot of fun re-organizing and decorating my food lair.
The pantry was the first place that needed major attention. Since I am spending a lot more time cooking, I needed to actually be able to see what food I had.
Next to be organized was my spice shelf. I am pretty sure we received a spice rack as a wedding gift but I didn't know what half the spices on the rack were so I never used them. In one of our five moves since being married, the rack disappeared. My spices have since become a mess of plastic bottles that get shoved around the shelf each time I look for something. I found a great idea for organizing the spices using small tins I ordered online. The total price of my spice shelf remodel was about $13.00.
Now that the boring organizing projects are done, on to the fun stuff...
I bought this mirror for $7 at a garage sale. Super cute. It was a gaudy gold (which I actually almost liked) but I wanted to put it in the kitchen so I painted it a fun blue to match my rug and curtains. I think the mirror may be the one item I save if my apartment burns down. I love it.
Last, but not least, I've been trying to come up with a better way to store my bread without involving zip-locks. As if she could read my mind, Amy Walker had a recent post on her blog, Homestead Revival, where she wrote on just that issue.
Using a vintage tea cloth (that for some reason I had never used) I made a bread bag to help the bread "breath" but not dry out.
The next step is to find a fun bread box for my new bread bag and it just so happens that one of our thrift stores is having a 50% off sale on Wednesday...wish me luck!