The Dish.

25 February 2013

I have a house ‘to do’ list a mile long.  Please tell me I am not the only one this happens to, you make a list and then life gets in the way and you just stop seeing the glaring mess in front of your eyes.  Desensitized to the fact that you have twelve sippy lids that no longer have cups.  Dave and I are making our way through the list and one particularly nagging item was to re-arrange our everyday dishes cabinet.  Another project I eventually want to tackle is painting the inside of the cabinets like Megan did, though I am definitely not brave enough to take the doors off.

Our kitchen is small and we both love to cook, so that we let this go for so long is absurd because we are aware that space is at a premium.  It had become a catch all for all kinds of miscellaneous items that didn’t belong.  I’m super short so it’s hard for me to reach the things on the top shelf which is exactly where things like Tate’s plastic dishes and the coffee cups are stored.  Things we use daily.  If that wasn’t enough of a reason, do you see those shelves bowing in the middle?  The middle supports had broken off, oh ten years ago?  It was a porcelain accident just waiting to happen.

Worst housekeeper ever.

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So Dave and I took everything out and started over.  I lined the back of the cabinet with a thick, matte wrapping paper I bought at Old Navy years and years ago, just because it makes me happy.  It was a good compromise to wanting to paint the cabinets and knowing that wasn’t in the cards at the moment.  Dave replaced the center brackets and we re-configured shelves to be a better fit for smaller items.  We moved everything that we use daily to the lower shelves and all of the less frequently used items to the top.  All of my bigger entertaining pieces, cake stands, platters and such are stored on shelves in the basement.

I keep going in there and taking a peek, wondering why we put this off for so long.

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11 comments:

SnoopyMeg said...

The paper is soooo pretty, you could have open shelving if u took the doors off! Would also help you to keep it in order if everyone can see it! This makes me want to throw a bomb in my kitchen even more!

Angie said...

Love the paper, great idea. I came home with a trunk full of groceries last week and in the middle of putting them away, decided it was time to clean out and organize the pantry. Maybe not the best timing, but so glad now that it is done.

Mommy Lisa said...

OMG - I so need to do this EVERY THREE MONTHS in our tupperware cabinet. It sucks.

Amanda said...

love it! now I need to do mine...

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

I love the backdrop! What a great idea! :) I just made a note on MY master to do list to reorganize some of our kitchen cabinets. We never have enough room but mostly, I just need to get rid of things we don't use that often.

seriouslysassymama.com said...

I love the wrapping paper.

Elise said...

Ooooooohhhh pretty! I'm happy to help you take care of anything else on your to do list THIS WEEKEND!

Just A Normal Mom said...

I seriously get this happy heart feeling when things get reorganized. Now if I could just apply to everything around here!

Ducky said...

I'm with Ally. Organization and well organized spaces just make me twitter with happiness. I'm inspired. I believe I will be picking out a new project to tackle today!

Kim Moore said...

LOVE it...I need to organize my cabinets.. My kids kind of helped put stuff away when we moved in and there are times I can't find things.. I love the idea of the wrapping paper as the backdrop.. YOU ARE AWESOME WITH GREAT IDEAS... Thanks for posting all you do.

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

I so need to do this with our tupperware cabinet its OUT OF CONTROL!!! Yours looks so nice and neat now, love the wrapping paper:)

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