Quickies

Yesterday I was reading an article from JoAnna Gaines about organization in their magazine Magnolia. I have purchased many, many magazines and books on how to organize and declutter. When I finally realized that purchasing How To’s and have them sitting in various places in my home but never reading them wasn’t going to get the job done, so I no longer waste my money there. Instead I look at my “things” and think of how much I could make if I just sold the stuff. However, if I did that then one day when I need 12 glass votive holders or a chandelier I’ll have to go buy them.

I want to show you all the creative hidden kitchen storage solutions I came up with and how they make my life so much easier. I LOVE cooking in my kitchen!

I found this on Pinterest today. This is an excellent way to have all of your electric kitchen gadgets out of sight keeping your visuals clean and uncluttered. All they’ve done is taken a cabinet door, attached hinges and painted it the same color as the cabinets. If your cabinets are golden oak, cherry or any other stain, why not paint the edge black and have a piece of colored or etched glass installed or even chicken wire with a coordinating fabric if your kitchen is country. If you want to change your country to more of a French Cottage look then use a toile.

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Here is a toile fabric that’s light in color and doesn’t have the dramatic effect that some of the more traditional toile fabrics have. If you’re a do it yourself person, use a small staple gun and pleat the fabric behind the chicken wire that you have also used a staple gun to attach. Personally I would run a doubled thread through the top and bottom of the fabric and give it a uniform ruffled look and then apply it with hot glue and/or the staple gun. If you use only the staple gun you may run the risk of the thread breaking and then the fabric will droop.

As for the side of the cabinet you can also purchase them from a cabinetry store or a big box store. Perhaps in the center piece you can use the new Rustoleum Magnetic Primer. After you coat the wood, masonry, drywall or plaster with it you can top coat it with any latex paint and it will still give you the magnetic properties.

Imagine painting an area with the magnetic primer, painting over it with a harlequin pattern and then adding small painted wooden circles between every other 4 corner area, or fleur de lis with small magnets on the back or no magnetic primer and glue them to the wood?

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My point is, small ideas can make a huge difference. If you don’t want to paint then find some wallpaper or wrapping paper and paste it on with wallpaper paste. You may want to take it off someday. Have fun with your home. Find areas that make you smile every time you walk by.

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