Most people have a junk drawer. But I only have three drawers total in my little kitchen so I can't waste one of them on junk. I throw all the random things in my cabinet instead. This cabinet is right inside the kitchen door and is all by itself. It seemed the perfect "catch all" place. I have teamed up with P&G and The Home Depot again. They challenged me to get it together.
It looks great now, but you need to see the before!
I think there was a little bit of everything in there. I should have taken a picture of all the stuff after I took it out. It covered my whole left side kitchen counters!
I emptied it out, cleaned it, and then sorted through all the things that had been in there. I made three piles. One pile for things to keep, one for garabage, and one for things that needed to put be away somewhere else.
I took the door off and sanded the border in reparation for painting it. After wiping off the sawdust, I painted a few thin coats of paint that matched the wall color in my kitchen.
I wanted the whole center of the door to be covered in chalkboard vinyl (that I picked up at Home Depot) but it was not long enough. So I came up with a PLAN B. I painted a checkerboard pattern on the bottom to match the kitchen ceiling. To see a more detailed tutorial you can see how I painted the ceiling.
While I was at Home Depot getting supplies for this and another project, I spied some replacement glass light shades that I like the look of. I used them for containers along with empty paint cans.
I added some small hooks to the checker part of the door for keys.
I already had the basket and I added an extra checkered tag left over from my pantry makeover. I also already had the metal caddy and it seemed perfect for office supplies. I painted a cardboard box green and put a chalkboard label on it for note pads.
The Metal Caddy (affiliate link) is one of my favorite thing I own! It works perfectly for scissors, pens, markers, etc.
It is SO NICE to have this cabinet organized finally. I am not sure what too me so long to get to it. I guess when you buy a fixer upper house, the little things get over looked sometimes.
Well, to help you get more organized (whether it is a small thing or a big project) I have a giveaway for you! Proctor and Gamble along with Home Depot are giving away a prize pack to one lucky winner:
· $200 The Home Depot Gift Card
· Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky
· Bounty Select-A-Size
· Charmin Ultra Soft
***You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter. The giveaway will run until February 2, 2014. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.***
I was compensated for my time and the materials to do these two projects as part of the Bright Ideas campaign. But the thoughts and ideas are all mine :)
I am linked up to Home Stories A to Z!
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