Inspiration came by way of Parisienne Farmgirl, Ang, last week, as she re-vamped her pantry area.
Hmmm, I thought.
What could I do to mix things up around here without it costing me anything?
First off, I found the black metal CD stand in the garage.
Took the little rubber feet off'en it.
Had Farmboy figure out how to get it on the wall and able to hold some hefty grains, legumes and spices w/o tumbling down.
(that's what studs are for...Hey get your mind out of the gutter. I wasn't talkin' about Farmboy the Stud, but the studs in the wall!!!)
Back to the garage where I hunted down the 3 cases of old, glass topped Ball canning jars purchased at an estate sale a couple years back for a couple bucks a case.
Cleaned them up.
Filled them with organic red lentils, yellow split peas, coarse ground black pepper, dried chilis, and on and on.
Used some shipping labels to write down the contents.
The end result is a space on the wall getting filled up with stuff I use on a regular basis.
The cupboards where this stuff USED to hang out is much less crowded, and therefore at least APPEARS to look neater and cleaner.
And I got to spend a few hours doing what I love to do most...
putzing around my kitchen!
Who's inspired YOU lately?