Spontaneous Kitchen Makeover

This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands.  I look around, have a spontaneous idea, and decide to completely rearrange and “update” our (rental) apartment kitchen.  Without really knowing what I was doing, I grabbed the screwdriver from the closet and started removing a couple kitchen cabinets, adjusting shelf heights, and moving things around.

Before

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I blame Pinterest, reading far too many home design blogs, and my love of organizing and re-organizingI’m guilty of doing this at my parent’s house too (to the frustration of the rest of my family, who can never seem to be able to find what they are looking for).  Oops!

Even though we have only lived in our current apartment for a little more than 6 months, I have to admit, I tend to have moments where I end up changing everything around, whether its to better the flow of the kitchen or simply satisfy a craving for a change of some kind.

I am happy to say that despite a brief moment where I thought I would end up regretting my decision, as well as one more moment when I thought my impatience would surely result in a broken shelf lock (thankfully a Google search saved me from that fate), I am completely thrilled with the final result.

After

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For starters, it makes emptying the dishwasher that much easier (a win-win situation).  But I am most excited about gaining a new space to showcase a small portion of my ever-growing cookbook collection.

Having them within an arm’s reach in the kitchen not only motivates me to take more advantage of all they have to offer, but also brings in some fun color and character into the space.  I love it.  It almost feels like a new kitchen!

This update is definitely going to be a keeper…

P.S.  If that wasn’t already enough, I then engaged in another one of my favorite past times: rearranging every item and appliance on our kitchen countertop.  Yes, I’m weird like that.

   

6 Responses to “Spontaneous Kitchen Makeover”

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    Simply Life — November 30, -0001 @ 12:00 am

    The new look is great! And I also have PLENTY and LOVE it!!!

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    Sues — August 28, 2012 @ 3:39 am

    I love it! I was just telling my sister I wish I had a way to display my pretty dishes and she was saying she was happy to have windows on some of her cabinets. But this is the perfect solution!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 28, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    I love it! It opens things up more and gives a new feel to the room.

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    Kathryn — August 29, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Oh this is a great update! I love little makeovers like this because they really make such a huge difference to your day to day life but they don't really cost anything!

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    Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme — August 31, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    Sues — I totally agree, I normally love the glass cabinets, but obviously that's not an option, so this is the next best one :)

    Rachel — Thanks so much! I love it too.

    Kathryn — Yes, absolutely. My kitchen really does feel like a different (better) space. It really does put a smile on my face every time I look at my cookbooks.

    Simply life — Thank you!! And thanks for visiting. I love that cookbook too! I need to cook from it more, but it's one of my favorites.

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    Denise — September 4, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Love it! Simple, open and clean look. Little changes can make such a huge difference!

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