I officially love the door organizer. But, now with the magnetic knife addition and some re- organizing, I really, really love it. I’m seriously considering open kitchen shelving in my future home. It makes putting things away so simple. Here’s the door with it’s new arrangement…
Here is the original how to organize a kitchen on a door post. A side by side will make it make more sense. You know that silly game in the back of People magazine where you try to spot all o the differences between the 2 photos? Well, here’s my crafty version : )
Fun game, right? ha! There were lots of little tweaks on the ol’ door, but here are the main ones:
- magnetic knife strip
- take out menus in the wire caddy- we love the easy access
- re arranged the measuring cups, pot holder, wire baskets, hooks to fit in the magnetic knife strip
The magnetic knife strip was the reason for all of the changes. #7 on the make this kitchen usable list was clean out the dresser. The knives were floating in the dresser. Dangerous, I know. We like to live on the edge here in casa de Dorobek. Basically, we have one drawer and silverware won it over. That drawer can’t even hold a regular sized silverware caddy, much less 6 extra steak knives and the fancy cutco knife my parents got us for Christmas. So, we stored them in the free dresser Andy acquired, right next to pans, tin foil, zip locks, take out menus, and other random kitchen necessities. See for yourself…
The door got a little clearner with out teh knives and take out menus… but it’s not perfect yet. Anywho, the magnetic knife strip comes in 2 sizes at out Bed, Bath, and Beyond (this is where we had a gift card)… 12 and 18 inches. Since we used a shutter door, our magnetic strip only had a few hanging options versus using a solid wood door where you could hang this sucker anywhere. Knife strip options for our door:
- At the very top of the door (where I’d already hung all of my command clear hooks and gadgets)
- In the middle of the door (where the frame and command clear caddy lives and since they’re knives we thought higher was safer)
- The strip had to be 13-14 in to fit perfect across one side of the shutter (could not find one that size)
- Or we had to hang it on the diagonal
Diagonal won out. Plus we liked how it emphasizes the yellow paint line. I helped Andy trace the holes, and he drilled that bad boy into our door.
This picture basically just proves we’re nuts. Andy is drilling, and I am taking a picture while holding the vacuum to suck up the drill mess.
With knife strip secured, I stuck the knives on and moved everything else around.
The kitchen to-do list is slowly but surely getting tackled. Here’s what’s left:
Research and buy new dishes (I had no idea there were so many kinds… stone ware, fiesta ware, Corelle, porcelain, bone ware!)(more on that here) Container for bag spices in the large food cabinet Container for Tassimo pods to clear out the bottom shelf of the small food cabinet A home for pot holders and kitchen towels (possible a wall storage system?)(door organizer!)
- Deal with the random stuff on top of the cabinets- eeek, that’s a big one.
Get rid of/ organize random stuff next to dresser Clean out and organize the dresser (Got a good start on this one, thus the half cross) Buy and mount a paper towel holder(more on that here)
One last look at the whole door since I think she’s so cute…
Anyone tweaking any projects at the moment? It’s amazing how adding one little thing that takes 10 minutes, can make such a difference.
Comments & Reviews
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
How cool is that! This would be great in a garage or laundry room too! 🙂 Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/26/home-matters-linky-party-26/ 🙂
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This is so adorable and unique! I love all the happy yellow. It’s one of my favorite colors and it’s perfect in a kitchen.
Jennifer Dawn says
This is amazing! Who knew a repurposed door could be so functional and look this great! I love this so much that I’m featuring it at this week’s link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/02/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-129.html
I have followed your blog for years, and was thrilled to have you link up this past week! I may or may not have been jumping up and down with excitement. LOL!
Jamie Dorobek says
Thank you so much for featuring my door 🙂 xo
I love this idea. I need this idea! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee
Donna Braamse says
I have 2 doors like this and haven’t been able to get across to my DH how I want to use them in the kitchen. Thanks to you, all I have to do is show him this post! I love it!
[email protected] Creations says
This is a really creative idea for old shutters. I actually have a pair that I am debating what to do with at this time. I have a couple of ideas, and this post has really inspired me. Thanks!
Oh I need to add e a pop of yellow somewhere in the house, it looks fab! (great organising idea too!)
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Hey Jamie, this is a great idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing it at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Hope to see you again soon. Pinned ….
Angela, blue i style says
This is so smart, and I love the color! I’d love to have you come and link up with us at our new link party!
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
Great project! I lve how it turned out! Thank you for sharing on Found & Foraged!
Thanks for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl WW. Love how you put the knives on an angle to match the color blocking!
This is SUCH a brilliant idea! Thank you SO much for sharing it this week at Frugal Crafty Blog Hop! Definitely pinning!!!
Jenna @ Wife in Progress says
Brenda Young says
I love using old shutter doors in all kinds of ways, and I really love the modern pop of bright yellow that you added to this, great organizational repurpose!
That is really cute. I make a mess of everything though. #turn it up Tuesday
Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life says
I love the dipped look on this! The use of an old door is just genius! Thanks for sharing !
gorgeous! i love the paint treatment and color and love the concept! i pinned it!
stopping by from CWTS.
Celia Bango says
I love this idea, I might point the knives downward though.
I do not like louvered doors and now I know what I can do with mine when I remove them from my pantry. I’m thinking hang on the wall in my sewing/craft room and use for more organizing in there. Just remembered I have another set that will be removed when we re-do the bedroom. Thanks for the tip. Love what you did with your door.
I’m gonna try this with a panel door…that I got for free. I’ll either paint the exterior green or the interior panels green. I haven’t decided yet. I love this idea!
Love the louvred doors – think I’ll try that when I move into my new house next year!
Marty Walden says
This is fabulous! I love the repurposing and thinking outside the box. I may never throw anything away again 🙂
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[email protected] says
Oh yeah baby! That is officially the coolest shutter project yet! I think it’s the paint job that does it. True, the gadgets are cool. But yello? Hello yes!
Jamie D. says
happy you like it 🙂 i love yellow too!
I love this idea! It looks great.
I soooo love this project! I love the bright and happy yellow! I hope you will link up with me here:
Erika @ HomesteadSimple says
This is an awesome idea! I love the yellow too! I would have never thought to use a shutter like this! love it! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
and any other posts you’d like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!
I love, and I mean LOVE, those Command hooks. I have them all over. I use some to hang necklaces next to my dresser (so they don’t get bunched or knotted) and some next to my desk to hang my camera and extra cords (like for my iPod). They just are great, and love how you’ve incorporated them into the kitchen.
Jamie D. says
for a renter, they are GREATNESS! I’m happy to hear I’m not the only addict 🙂 Good tip about the extra cord usage… I so need help with that!
[email protected] says
Jamie, this is awesome! Ingenious idea! Love how it turned out and I believe that now it is very handy!
Ashley @ Cherishedbliss says
Seriously LOVE this Jaime! Such a great idea when you are limited on storage.. I feel like stuff is falling out of my cabinets! Love the shutters! : )
Jordon @ Life is Better Messy says
I love it! I have a giant peg board in my kitchen that I’ve painted green. It’s fun to hang mugs and pans on!