Kitchen Storage

Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Under Cabinet Rice and Pasta Storage

Written on March 20, 2014 at 3:00 am , by

The husband and I have plans for our tiny kitchen, and it will take quite a bit of time to finish. For now we are going to do a little here, and a little there. Right now we are working on storage the storage situation since our 94-year-old home is lacking in closets and cupboard space. Our challenge: find storage on a small budget. I’ve seen this jar storage wandering Pinterest A LOT, in fact I used it for my calendar work station DIY. After looking through our overstuffed cupboard and knocking over the jar of rice, I decided it’s time for a change. I’ve installed a Pasta and Rice Jar Storage under one of our open cabinets. This project took 1 hour and cost under $10. My kind of kitchen organizer update.

Supplies:

- glass jars (with lids)

- screws with washers

- nail

- hammer

- drill

 

Directions:

- Use the nail to poke a hole through the center of the jar lid.

- Measure and use a pencil to mark where you’d like the jars to hang. Drill in the screws through the holes you poked through the lids into the bottom of your cupboard.

- Fill your jars and screw onto the lids. Done!

I’m so happy with how this turned out. I definitely think I’ll be changing the jars to quart jars. We need just a bit more room for the pasta, etc. Ok, happy Thursday!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Get ready, it’s baking season!

Written on November 1, 2012 at 3:49 am , by

I know it’s only the day after Halloween, but I LOVE baking season. When the leaves begin to fall, I start thinking of pie. Apple pie to be exact. To get you ready for all the baking you’ll be doing, I’m sharing some links to create a perfect baking station for your home.

1. Stenstorp Kitchen Cart via Ikea 2. Ruffled Pie Plate via Sur La Table 3. Tray with Four Legs via Anthropologie 4. Bahia Holders via Antrhopologie 5. Berard Olivewood Spoons via Sur La Table 6. Rosle Double Shelf Spice Rack via Sur La Table 7. Rosle Utensil Holder via Brookstone 8. Rosle Rail Hook via Sur La Table 9. Droppar Spice Jars via Ikea 10. Color Tab Measuring Spoons via Anthropologie 11. Pie Bird Vent via Williams-Sonoma

So, do you have a favorite pie? Mine is always apple. I share links to a filling and pie crust recipe I used this year, in this post (it was delicious). Happy baking!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Bookshelf Storage in the Kitchen

Written on October 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm , by

A Styled Kitchen Bookshelf

You might think it sounds a little odd to use a bookshelf for kitchen storage. “Isn’t that what cabinets are for?” you may wonder. Done well though, as it is here, a bookshelf can be an extremely practical (and beautiful) addition to a kitchen or pantry space.

You can achieve a similar look with the items below. I was unable to find those wooden drawers (I believe they are a discontinued IKEA item), but there are a couple of excellent alternatives below, depending on your storage needs. If you love the look of plywood storage, IKEA still sells their wooden magazine files, and if you’re drawn to the function of paper drawers, look into the option below. They come in several other colors as well.

Get the Look: Bookshelf Storage in the Kitchen

  1. Slim White Étagère
  2. Cookbooks
  3. Antique Wood Chair
  4. Stockholm Paper Drawers
  5. Spring Coupe Dinnerware Set
  6. Knuff Magazine Files
  7. Viv Wine Glasses
  8. Acacia Wood Plates

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely