We've talked about spice storage many times as it's a hot topic for many. They can prove to be awkward or challenging as they need to be kept cool, yet easy to get to. In this kitchen, a small nook was turned into the perfect spot, putting them on full display.
If you can sew a straight line, you can make these good-looking drawstring bags, which use repurposed tea towels to replace plastic produce bags. The best part? Their ingenious construction doesn't require hemming!
Anyone else itching to get their hands on some summer produce and dive into the kitchen? With farmers markets re-opening, the warm weather (finally!), and the promise of produce in colors other than green, my mind has started churning with ideas for summer projects. What about you?
It's not a big surprise that I'm drawn to this picture. There's the antique rug that I like (but is big point of debate among this crowd), and the navy-and-marble combination of that island reminds me of this kitchen, which I covet. And just wait until you see how Jenny of Little Green Notebook created that island. It is flat-out genius.
There's something about the longer days of spring that inspire us to start new projects, clean out closets, and pursue new interests. And this week, that has everything to do with creating a little garden of our own.
Sometimes it's fun to take on a weekend project that involves fabric and thread instead of sugar and cake flour (although you can still eat a slightly botched soufflé; a botched pot holder not so much). Why not grab some bright, sunny fabric and liven up your kitchen a little? We've got everything from easy cloth napkins to quilted coasters.
Feeling ultra-crafty? Put your skills to the test by making your own precision-controlled yogurt maker using your slow cooker, spare electronics parts, and a little piece of open source software. No kidding.
We alternately love this and are completely paralyzed by the thought of which ONE picture we'd pick to stare at while cooking every single day. A great sunset? Or a great-grandpa Sal? (That's what we imagine this guy being named, by the way.) Either way, it's a cool idea that's not too difficult to execute.
This week I have been showing the special projects I did in my rental kitchen this past year to make it a little more beautiful and functional. I transformed a dark closet into a pantry, and I lightened up the kitchen itself with a good old-fashioned paint job. Now comes the last project, and the one I'm proudest of: A breakfast nook makeover. From dingy camper-style to my favorite spot in the house... read on to see what we did!