Emily
Emily
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  • Cape Elizabeth, ME

Kitchen Organization

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$10
60 Hours
Medium

my idea of kitchens may be against the contemporary standards as I have a very small one and I look upon a kitchen as a work shop not a place to ooh and ahh over.
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Since my space is so limited I have open shelving and little room for an open cookbooks so I often print recipes out or clip them from the paper. I pin them at eye level for ease in reading.
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I loved this wooden crate. So I took the end with the printed image, turned it so that it could be hinged to the bottom of the box. Then I placed it into my cupboard so that I could place baking necessities in it. Flour/sugar are in the canisters which are from the '40's. Bottled products like oils/syrups etc are kept in under counter storage. I can bake a cake without moving my position, just pivoting.
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storage of baking/cooking supplies.
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These very inexpensive plastic boxes hang on the beadboard wall and are unbelievably useful. They hold small kitchen tools, tea bags, twist ties, etc. etc. These kitchen does not have one built in drawer.
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a "pot garage" was constructed to hold small, easily accessible pots and pans.
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This picture shows storage above and beside the stove. The hood is fastened to the "pot garage"
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upper cabinets with closed pot garage.
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Hanging shelves with small shelf unit in corner.
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free standing many drawer small unit. Holds a multitude of items, silverware, junk drawer, lots of misc. kitchen tools etc. Was once a letter holder somewhere. My Dad and then my husband made the drawers.

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shelving over southern kitchen window. Holds some of my china collection. Also holds colanders, strainers etc.


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I made these shelves for wine/stemmed drinking glasses and some platters.



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The bead board here is original to this 1905 house.


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shallow pans hung under the counter.

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tea pots on a shelf over doorway to dining room

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baskets hung on porcelain knobs (from knob and tube wiring)

Suggested materials:

  • Wood  (home depot)
  • Found items  (can't remember)
  • Paint  (Benj. Moore paint store)
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  • Penny
    on Aug 11, 2018

    now, that's a real farmhouse kitchen! i too, have a small kitchen with hardly no storage. but, i do . have a room attached to the kitchen that i call the back room where i have some cabinets one huge one i use for a pantry, and one antique one with glass doors that i use for dishes. when u live in a small space with no storage, you have to create storage. i only have 2 drawers, so i keep my silverware on the counter in a partitioned metal thing that is in the farmhouse style. can't wait to see the rest of your home. so far, i luv it!

  • Emily
    on Aug 11, 2018

    Thanks Penny. I love my house too. We have lived here 47 years. Have 4 bdrms, "closed" concept, full attic, full basement. Our house is what they call a four square or also Colonial. Here are some more pictures. Our kitchen was once the pantry, during WW2, the owners wanted to have a room for dancing and so they used the kitchen and moved their kitchen to pantry! We now call the old kitchen the "blue room" (lamp in window.) We eat there and it is where I hold my weekly Mah Jongg games. Do you live in the city of Syracuse?

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