FOR A QUICK CHANGE IN THE KITCHEN I DECIDED TO TAKE MY COUNTER TOP UTENSILS FROM THEIR NORMAL CONTAINER, A CROCK AND PUT THEM IN A GALVANIZED OLIVE BUCKET AND PLACE MY MORNING TEA BAGS IN A VINTAGE FLOUR SIFTER. TO ADD A POP OF COLOR IM USING MY VINTAGE, MINTY GREEN ENAMELWARE BOWL BURSTING WITH FRESH ORANGES. MY NO COST KITCHEN STOAGE SOLUTION!
What is one to do when winter is at it’s coldest, the snow is piling up and the days are dark? I look around for something to change that won’t cost anything but will pass the time and make things feel fresh and new again. I chose to give the kitchen a good cleaning and swap out some of my countertop storage things for galvanized pieces. First to go was the large crock that holds all the utensils I decided to use a olive bucket I’ve had hanging around and never used then I located the vintage flour sifter in the basement and thought it would make for a good place to keep my morning tea bags and stevia packets. Have you noticed it does’t take a lot to make me happy? These ordinary changes make things feel fresh again to me.
I’m still loving the vintage enamelware bowl that I used in my Christmas decor and thought it would look nice heaped with fresh oranges. I’m keeping my family eating them along with some herbs to ward off all the crud that’s going around. Everyone seems to have a horrible lingering color or the flu and I don’t want it nor have time for it and I’m sure the rest of my family is right along with me. So I’m pushing the fresh Vitamin C on everyone.
The potted mint is a rescue from my summer garden. I decided to restart several of my herb plants inside just to see how long they’d survive the winter months indoors. So far everything is alive, I wouldn’t say they look the best but they are still green. The mint looks pretty straggly but it still smells amazing and tastes wonderful, so I’ll continue to care for it. I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants so I’m pretty proud that my herbs are still producing.
I think what I like best about funky storage things is anything can become a unique storage item. Things don’t have to be used for their intended purpose. Heck I’ve never sifted flour in my life but for some reason I have the beauty of a flour sifter stashed in my decor bins. If I had to take a guess I’m sure I picked it up because I’m in love with the color of it’s handle….that sounds like my mindset.
Oh and the vintage step stool is a rescue from my step dads basement. I was excited when I found it, and he was more than happy for me to take it home and put it to use again. It’s used in my kitchen everyday, mostly in the panty but I couldn’t do without it and I’m not short but we apparently have extremely high storage in our home.
So what type of items do you like to use for storage? Anything that’s not made for traditional storage use? My goal is to not impulse by this year, I’m really wanting to make what I have work and just use it in different ways. Maybe every time I want something new I should come home and put the amount that it would cost to purchase that item aside and see how much it comes to at the end of the year. I bet I’d be amazed!