One of the things that I think sets up a kitchen to be both functional and stylish is the type of storage that is used. I was looking around my own kitchen and realized that I have quite a few pieces that make sense for my family but also provide that extra farmhouse style that I'm so attracted to.
My oldest son is on a health food eating kick. I'm not complaining! However, that means instead of sweets, he eats a lot of fruits. Some of which don't have to be stored in the refrigerator. I am running out of room! LOL! He loves apples, so I poured them in this french style basket.
Also, we've been cooking up potatoes many different ways lately, so I buy the big bag and pour them in a basket too.
My baking needs are stored on top of this black table in clear apothecary jars. I like that they're convenient to reach, but not on the kitchen counters.
My youngest son, has a bit of a sweet tooth, however, and insists on having cookies and milk every day. So.....cookies are stored in this airtight jar.
Next to the cookies, is my bread box. I also use it to store tortilla wraps and croutons. It is full! Love that I can't see the contents, but have easy access to it.
My napkins are stored neatly in this french style napkin holder. I've had this thing for years!
I have a drawer full of sharp knives, but liked having this magnetic strip bar to hold my favorite set.
One of the best things I've come up with is this simple basket to hide our electronic devices (mostly cell phones) while they're charging. There are several in my household and I hated looking at them all lined up on the counter every day.
So now the cords stay plugged in, and after you connect your device up to it, you just set it down in the basket. Out of sight and one central location works like a charm!
Beside my kitchen sink, I have a basket full of pretty dishtowels and an old-fashioned mason jar soap dispenser for your hands.
My wooden spoons are kept by the stove and stored in a white pitcher.
And of course, you've already seen my bottle drying rack converted to a coffee cup holder in my last post.
So, look around your kitchen and see if you have anything that you need access to but it isn't in a very pretty container. Re-thinking the way you store things, makes a big difference in how your room looks.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~