genevieveandoliver

Chronicles a family's adventures in rehabing and restoring old furniture and vintage finds for their new home following a move to the South.

CLEANING OUT THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD December 31, 2011

I’ve had the last week off from work and of course I had a list of things that I wanted to accomplish.  Between my work schedule and the kids’ schedule it’s often difficult to get to everything.  I actually got a lot done throughout the week, but I hadn’t motivated myself to cleaning out my kitchen cupboard.  Not surprising since it was a huge task.  Early yesterday morning I had been reading Shaunna West’s blog, www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com which reviewed her favorite DIY projects of 2011.  One of those was reorganizing her kitchen cupboard.

Well, I took this as a sign that I needed to get started.  Without delay, I quietly snuck downstairs, opened the cupboard and this is what I saw.  Please don’t judge me!

I know, it’s a real mess isn’t it.  It actually doesn’t look bad in this shot, but take it from me it was a mess.  Even more embarrassing, is the fact that we’ve only been in this house for one year.

So… I started by unloading the entire contents.  The spill over was crazy and here’s what it looked like.

And more….

Oh yeah, and a little more.  (I debated about putting this one in.)

It was about this time that the kids started waking up and they were shocked at the mess.  There wasn’t much room for them to wedge themselves in at the table to eat.  I scoped out the rest of my house for extra baskets/containers that I could use to house some of the canned goods/snack items.  Then I woke my husband up and the two of us headed to the local Target to pick up some canisters for the dry goods.

After some reorganizing this is what I ended up with.

Pretty nice , right?

And now for her close-up!

And,

WOW, so much better!!  I couldn’t help but open the cupboard occasionally yesterday, to take a peak at her beauty!   That was totally worth the effort and time!  I’m not going to lie, there were a few things that I removed and placed on my garage shelving but they were items that I had multiples of that were not yet open or things that I rarely use.

I had to give my family a quick tour so they could find what they needed and we should be on our way.  That is, assuming the kids can put things back in the right place!   Should be interesting, what do you think?   We’ll see!!!

Thanks for reading!

Genevieve and Oliver

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2 Responses to “CLEANING OUT THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD”

  1. Teresa Says:

    Oh, much better! I like all of the jars you used… where did you find them? And I like that you mixed materials, glass, metal, wicker… great inspiration!


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