9 Lit­tle Kitchen Helpers

Restyle your kitchen with easy-to-find col­lectibles.

Country Sampler's Upstyled Home - - CONTENTS -

Wood medicine cab­i­net to coun­try col­lectible cup­board. A vin­tage medicine cab­i­net found in the at­tic af­ter a bath­room ren­o­va­tion finds a new role on a kitchen counter. Re­vive the out­side with paint in a shade of yel­low and give the inside a fresh coat of white. Fill with your fa­vorite kitchen col­lectibles to cre­ate a shadow box. Items such as yel­lowware bowls, wooden ware and crock­ery make for an en­gag­ing dis­play.

Up­style an old plank door as a coun­ter­top back­splash.

Test-tube holder to kitchen de-clut­terer. Find a sim­ple sec­ond use for a wire test- tube holder. Or­ga­nize kitchen spices, sa­vory or­gan­ics and Bake­lite sil­ver­ware in a caddy that can go eas­ily from counter to table­top.

Grad­u­ated mix­ing bowls to coun­try cen­ter­piece. Stack a nest­ing set of bowls to cre­ate an in­stant cen­ter­piece dis­play. Place vo­tive hold­ers be­tween the bowls and fill each with wa­ter. Add sprigs of herbs and cut flower blos­soms. Place on your counter or din­ing ta­ble for a fra­grant dis­play.

Col­lect vin­tage Bake­lite sil­ver­ware at flea mar­kets and an­tiques shops for about $4 apiece.

Ca­noe seat to plate or­ga­nizer. The even slats of an old ca­noe chair are per­fect rungs to or­ga­nize an ar­ray of grad­u­ated pewter charg­ers. Out­fit the chair back with S-hooks to hang cups and steins.

Oys­ter tray to spice caddy. Pre­pare all of your cook­ing spices for easy ac­cess on a vin­tage wood oys­ter tray. Each well pro­vides easy pinch po­ten­tial for dried herbs and pi­quant spices.

Honey pot to kitchen twine holder. Say “good- bye” to a kitchen drawer of tan­gled twine. Truss birds and tie up herbs eas­ily with string dis­pensed from an an­tique honey pot. Sim­ply place string inside and feed through the dip­per open­ing.

Yel­lowware coun­try crocks to can­is­ters. Team vin­tage yel­low crocks with teacup saucers to cre­ate in­stant dry goods can­is­ters. Flour, sugar and teas never looked so stylish all stacked up with your fa­vorite yel­lowware mix­ing bowls.

Record al­bum or­ga­nizer to cut­ting board dis­play. Up­cy­cle a vin­tage 1970s record holder into a vis­ually ap­peal­ing cut­ting board or­ga­nizer. Sim­ply place fa­vorite boards in the holder and dis­play near your kitchen work space. Works well with plat­ters and serv­ing pieces, too.

Mail sta­tion to pa­per towel and li­nen holder. A graphic trel­lis-style mail sta­tion in yel­low paint keeps kitchen tow­els and nap­kins handy near your din­ing space. Hang on the wall to make an easy ac­cess cen­ter for pa­per tow­els, nap­kins and dish­cloths.

Place the items that you use all to­gether for easy ac­cess.

Any grad­u­ated bowls can be used for this in­ven­tive cen­ter­piece.

Or­ga­niz­ing items in a pleas­ing dis­play makes your kitchen more in­ter­est­ing and is bet­ter than keep­ing fa­vorite things tucked away.

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