Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kitchen Accessory Bar

I am in the middle of my annual organization cleanse. I try super hard not to get a bunch of stuff to clutter my house, but it's amazing how much I need to organize and de-junk every year. At the moment I'm working on the kitchen (probably one of the hardest rooms to work on). I spend a LOT of time in this room, and want it to look great but also be extremely functional. I'm very proud of my latest idea in here.

I've seen a lot of kitchens with pots, pans, utensils and the like hanging from rafters and walls. My kitchen isn't designed in a way that's feasible for this, though it would be amazing to have everything out and ready to use. I love the idea, and hate having to root around the cupboards for what I need, it just doesn't work for my floor plan. However, the other day I had a total ah-ha moment.

One of the things I am constantly digging for are the measuring cups and spoons. They have a place, but I'm always digging them out to use them. When I'm in the middle of an all-day cooking session I just get them out in the morning and leave them out until I'm done. I had one such day last Friday (48 garden burgers, 32 granola bars, 8 hamburger buns, and one loaf of bread). I happened to be standing at my stove cooking up the veggies for the garden burgers and was staring at the gigantic blank space right there between the stove and the fan vent. That's when it hit me - I could hang my measuring cups and spoons right there. SO easy to get to, a super convenient place right where I'm cooking and baking and it is dead space anyway.

The job was super easy and super inexpensive. I bought a tension curtain rod ($5.00) and four S hooks ($4.00). For under $10, and literally 1 minute of work, I came up with this:

I LOVE it!!! It actually makes my kitchen look semi-pro, it's decorative in a completely dead space, and its SO convenient!! Those suckers are ready to go at a moments notice.

Now I just have to figure out a better plan for my pots and pans.


  1. I LOVE this idea...now to get Scott to think so too!!

  2. The beauty of it is it's super inexpensive and you aren't creating any holes or permanent marks in anything because it's just a tension rod. Easy to take down if he doesn't like it :)