Ok, that after school moment has passed, lets move on to better things.
Things like my favourite new little project.
Remember awhile back, almost a year ago now, when we did a reno that turned a bit ugly? Remember we were replacing the baseboards and ended up putting on an addition to the kitchen, preparing food for my family on a table saw and stirring soup with a power drill? Remember that? And remember when I didn’t know what to do with the pantry so we did nothing? Well that and the fact that we had no money. Anyway, we decided we wanted to live with it first to see what we wanted.
I discovered that I prepared a lot of food in that pantry, and that was when it was ill equipped. I could only imagine what I could do with a proper pantry. One like Chef Michael Smiths.
It was all a dream thou, because I knew the shelving I wanted wasn’t a real priority for us right now. Then, I walked into my husbands new business, you’ll hear about that soon enough, and I saw the perfect pantry, just sitting there. I yelled and screamed and said I have to have it, and he said sure I could have it, and that I now reached an all new level of “crazy” that I got this excited about a pantry.
I got it home, cleaned it up and waisted no time painting it. But I could tell, it needed…. something. Some colour, some graphic, some fun.
Sure I could have ordered wallpaper, but why would I when I found this wrapping paper? It was perfect and less than 10 bucks. With a cut here, a cut there, a dab of glue, I had myself a really fun and functional pantry.
I decided that I’d put all my spices and baking things in jars. Jars that I recycled, got at the dollar store, stole out of the garage and emptied the nails, all kinds of jars of many shapes and sizes. And I discovered somethings…I have far too much ground ginger for any one person.
You totally know I’m going to do something with these right?
And almond extract. Who needs this much almond extract?
Anyway, I emptied all my spices, flours and sugars in jars, and I have a real treasure.
Such pretty colours and all for about $50.
And for a dollar for two hooks I found a place to store my rolling pin. Those things are such a pain in the ass to store. But look how great it looks!
And the best part is that I found room for all my decorating stuff.
And my oil and vinegar’s. I have far too many vinegars.
I’m sharing all this with you because it’s the start of a fun little project that I’m doing in November and December, just in time for Christmas. It’ll be much like this post: crafty, functional and cheap.
I hope you tune in.