Happy Tuesday - hope it's bringing you lots of sunshine! We had rain yesterday, but today the sun is out like a beautiful friend shining on my day. Going to go spend some more time outdoors but first I thought I'd give you a quick peek from when we did some cleaning and rearranging in the kitchen a few weekends ago.
It was one of those weekends where we were getting some jobs done around the old northwoods homestead and I just got it in my head I wanted to go through and clean up the kitchen. I hadn't "thoroughly" been through the cabinets in a LONG time. And what actually motivated things was I have a little tiered tray shelf where I keep our bread on the counter, but it's so close to the big window and the light was making our bread go bad earlier than it should. So I decided I wanted to change things on the counters. And my hubby...who is more of a minimalist and would get rid of everything if he could (poor guy married to me - Lol)....was all for going through everything and purging and organizing.
This corner was where we had the bread before. Now it's a cozy corner for our blue tooth music player, my zebra plant (probably likes rocking out to the music there) and this warmer. I was so excited when I was cleaning out cabinets as that's when I found this warmer I forgot I had and could put it out for the Independence Day season.
I thought it would also be a perfect opportunity to put my mixer out now that it's been transformed. Before it just hid in my island. I love it being out as it's actually pretty to look at since the change, plus much more convenient for when I want to use it! I didn't get into the details of the inside of the cabinets, as it's far less interesting. We ended up throwing out a lot of old things (old warranty papers to appliances, kiddos' old school things etc). Found some new treasures. And then did a little better organizing of things like the tupperware and leftover containers and bakeware cabinets and silverware and kitchen tool drawers.
View out my kitchen window.
There is the bread tiered stand I was talking about. This is the far corner of the kitchen on the other side of the cook top and what used to sit here was a file holder with kiddos' school things etc and a caddy that held a jar for pens, and a tray for odds and ends. Well we decided to relocate the files and put the other odds and ends in a drawer so we didn't have to look at it anymore. Much better!
Here's where the pens, notepads, church envelopes, sunglasses & odds & ends went. In a drawer out of sight!
A kind of "before" photo of my kitchen at Christmastime (notice the snow outside, Christmas tree in the window and snowman on the cook top). You can see I had my bread up in that left corner next to the window and the canisters filled the other corner where now my mixer sits. Plus, our old kitchen faucet that was leaky and needed changing. That also got a makeover!
And a current photo of my kitchen with the new faucet and all cleaned up and more organized.