9 Little Kitchen Helpers
Restyle your kitchen with easy-to-find collectibles.
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.