- it won’t put holes in the wall
- doesn’t stick out like a shelf
- it will store lots of things that would typically go in drawers (we only have one!)
- the door adds a pop of color to the all white kitchen
I made a good ol’ to do list to whip this kitchen into a usable space (see more here), and the door is accomplishing 2, 4 & 6. Oh hallelujah to crossing those off of the list! It helped with 7, but I don’t think I can cross that one off quite yet 🙂
Here is what is going down:
- 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 (more on that here)
- A home for pot holders and kitchen towels (possible a wall storage system?)
- Deal with the random stuff on top of the cabinets
- Get rid of/ organize random stuff next to dresser
- Clean out and organize the dresser (The door helped!)
- Buy and mount a paper towel holder
I was thinking green or orange, but neither looked great with the wood floor.
|found on pinterest via little bit funky|
|found via pinterest|
I sprayed the top yellow a few times…
with Rustoleum sun yellow gloss spray paint…
I started arranging the door from top to bottom using my Command Clear hooks. Since we only have one drawer in the kitchen, and it’s dedicated to silverware. The door is now storage for most of our kitchen towels. I stole the over the door towel rack from the bathroom and it slid on perfectly to the door.
Then I was bad, and took a trip to Target and found this stuff… It’s the perfect yellow. What can I say 4 dish towels, a pot holder, and measuring cups for under $14 bucks that make my door a lot cuter, I’m sold… And we had a gift card.
I’m just trying to justify buying new stuff when the old stuff worked just fine. Moving on…
The utensil hooks ended up being the best hooks because they are a thin hook and can hold anything kitchen related. They’re the most versatile, at least in the kitchen…
For 3 of the top hooks…
Actually organizing the door was done over about 3 days… I wanted to make sure it worked for us, and I was using the new extra storage space to the best of it’s ability 🙂
This was the first version…The cute little clear caddy perfectly holds 4 spices.
The little red ones sometimes get lost on this shelf…
I needed to cross #2 off of the list… find a container for bag spices in the large food cabinet. I found these at Home Depot for $3.88 a piece, and they would slide right on the shutter door. Or so I thought.
It didn’t take much muscle bend the wire out enough to make it go around the shutter…
My 2 little wire cubbies are perfect for the spice packets and menus!
- Shutter Door- $5.00
- Target goodies- $14.00
- 2 cans of spray paint- $10.00
- 2 wire baskets- $8.00
- Command Clear hooks- free
- Over the door hooks- already had