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.


Josh said...

Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

Sandra Ramey said...

what an inspiration! I have the same "dated" cupboards...but solid as can be so maybe I'll pain the inside too:)

Big Momma said...

First of all, I heart your blog! & secondly your cupboards look great! I don't think they look sterile. I think they looked well organized and that brings about a certain peace when you open them.

Big Momma said...

makes me want to clean out my cabinets!

Edilaini said...

Lindo, os seus armários, todos organizados.

Megan said...

Loving the cupboard makeover... can you come to my house? - Meg

Natalie and Lee said...

They look great!! Makes me want to go home and organize!

So glad I came across your blog... enjoying reading your posts!:)

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today..I saw you on Savvy Seasons by Liz. You have a lot of creative ideas on your blog. I love garage sales as you do, and I have two brown-eyed beauties also, but they are grown. We just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a lovely week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley