Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kitchen Project

I forgot to ever blog about this little project that has been a year in the making. When my sister, Leighann, came and helped me move into my Marion house, we went thrift store shopping. I found this shelf for a whopping 59 cents. After it sat in my closet for almost a year, I don't remember what the original project I wanted to use if for was but I'll show you what I did with it.

The shelf was in bad shape but it also was so cheap so I didn't really care. I sanded it and stained it.
I then put little hooks into it for my measuring spoons. 

I don't know about you but there are several things that annoy me about kitchens. One is pots and pans, which my friend Abby came up with a fantastic idea to store those pesky items. The other is measuring cups and spoons. I hate getting them off the ring every time you use them, putting them back on the ring, but also if you don't put them back on the ring then trying to track them down. It is a no win situation in my book. This is my solution.

Really cute and really easy to use. I felt so accomplished coming up with this idea all on my own and actually following through with the idea. Don't get me wrong,  I love Pinterest. I pin religiously and use the site to feed my creativity. But I am creative on my own. There are things I have done and will do that have nothing to do with things I've seen on that site. Why do you ask am I ranting about pinterest? Because I was so proud of this project that I didn't see on pinterest but found in my own head and then every time someone sees it, what is the first thing they say? 
"Don't you just love Pinterest?", "Oh is that from Pinterest?"
Just takes the wind right out of your sails. Oh well, can't win them all. I still love this little guy.

In other news, Adam and I are hooked to this newer show called Suits. It's a dynamic show all about lawyers. I love the character development and the story line. Adam and I found it on demand and watched the first two seasons. The third one starts tonight. I can't wait to watch it because I've been going through some serious withdrawal after we finished the second season.

Anyone looking forward to their shows starting back up or happy that their show started back up last week?


Anonymous said...

It looks AWESOME!!!! You are so creative! On a side note, you need to watch Downton Abbey on PBS. It is on Sundays at 8 your time. It is 9 pm here. The third season just started so you can catch the previous episodes before the 8 show.

Leighann said...

I love the shelf. You are very creative. :)