August 10, 2010

{Organized Cupboards}

Okay, so moving on to the inside of my dark brown dated cupboards. I still can't believe I lived with them for 4 years now. It had gotten to the point that opening them made me mad. Maybe it has something to do with me being pregnant and not being able to tolerate anything this color at the moment, who knows. So I did the most obvious thing to do and painted the inside. Love the results, thank goodness for creamy white. This is how all my cabinets looked liked before, and here is the after. I did away with all my mismatched dishes too.
I realized how sterile this may seem to you. I like it because it looks sooo clean.

This is where I keep my snacks, drink mixes, vitamins, and storage containers. I have learned that it works better for me to have the lids attached to the containers even if it does take up more space. I don't have missing lids anymore.

This is my spice cabinet, things were always spilling out. I am still searching for small spice racks that I can attach to the door.
The tin container (from IKEA) holds my seasoning pkg (meatloaf, ranch, Italian, gravy, taco seasoning, etc) they all stay neat inside and out of sight. The middle section holds my hot sauce & liquid smoke bottles, and my spices that I want to put on the racks, as soon as I find them. The bottom has my ck bouillon, tomato bouillon, and sea salt stored in cute small Ikea containers. My reg salt is in a bigger storage container and my everyday spices are also there at hand.

Last is my over the micro small cabinets that I use to store my oils, vinegars, cooking wines, cooking sprays, etc.
Much better, huh?
Ta Da! Paint makes a difference, don't you think? I am definitely happy with the results, now the bottom cabinets is a different story. It will definitely have to wait until I paint my master bath. Do you know what color it is now??? Hint, same color as the inside of the before cabinet, yuk. Sad part is that I chose that color, latte seemed like a good color choice at that time. Oh well you live and learn right?
Thank you for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think.

{Kitchen Makeover Still in Progress}

Hellooooo!!! I'm back, and ready to rock n roll. So to get things started, here you see my kitchen before, cluttered, messy and yes those are dirty dishes in the sink.
Before this before (if this makes sense) my kitchen was still in the 80's, it had brown dated cabinets, green and white linoleum tile, and orange counter tops, yes orange, pumpkin orange to be exact. I know I should of taken pics, still kicking myself for that.
So first things first, I started with was the walls they were chalky white and I painted them this mossy green, I painted the cabinets (outside only), changed the counter tops (on the cheap, not granite...yet), and did the floors. I was into the wine theme as you can see. Forward 2 years later, I became sick of the wine decor and removed it all. It looked less cluttered, but the color was just getting on my nerves now.
This pic is out of order, but you can see what I did with the outlet covers, cute huh?
My new bright and improved kitchen.

We added recess lighting, love it!

Of course my kitchen didn't stay clean for long ( 1 hubby and 2 kids
who think they have a live in
I stayed happy with this look....for almost two years. Now I am adding some changes that I am currently working on. The color is definitely staying, but the decor isn't. I have some 6ft shelves that my hubby WILL put up for me today, after all I made him fresh flour tortillas this morning. Okay so I was buffing him up for the work I am going to slap on him when he gets home from work. Before you start feeling bad for him, let me tell you that he works in an a/c office, a little physical work wont hurt him.
So this is it for now, but tomorrow I will show you the inside of the cabinets. After 4 years they were still that yucky dated brown, filled with mismatched dishes, and other junk, until I did something about it;)
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