March 30, 2011

Your Utensils Can Be Cute Too...

I'm here.
I survived another day :)

I had a major 'poor me' session last night if you caught my little venting post.
But I think I'm sane now.

I haven't quit OT school yet... though I swear it's trying to quit on me.

I promised you something fun today.
So how about something organized and cute? 

Sound good to you?

I stumbled upon this picture a while back and fell in love with the simplicity of it.
I love the organization...and I love the natural colors of it all :)

I have two containers that sit out on my counter that hold all my utensils.
One is just a generic stainless steel one I got as a wedding gift...and the other is a cute square tin one I got from Hobby Lobby a while ago.

Once I saw this picture, I was completely over my generic utensil holder.
Don't you love how ideas hit and you have to do something about it right then?

Well I so wanted to do something about it right then.
But it took me forever to decide if I wanted to use a tray like the inspiration or if that was just too cluttered on my little counter.

I kept going back and forth but I did happen upon these cuties at our Goodwill...

(and, no, the kitty was not found at Goodwill- that's our sweet Hobby)

Hobby likes to watch me work on projects- usually he sticks his nose right in it...which is okay unless it's hot glue and he kind of goes psycho. :)

I contemplated painting the white one but decided to leave it alone.
I gave them both a good scrubbing and then jazzed them up a bit.

The glass jar just has a piece of thick brown and white ribbon wrapped around it and secured with hot glue.
Then I tied a piece of jute around it.

For the white jar, I used a rub-on I had.
I loved the checkered brackets- that's what sold me :)

Once I rubbed it on, I gave it a good coat of clear coat spraypaint to help it last longer.

Wanna see the little cuties in action?

Big sigh of relief for cute organization.
My utensils don't look as beautifully organic as the inspiration photo but I love that they're sorted.

Am I weird to think that the wooden spoons and silver whisks look pretty together?


See my cute little square tin box?
That's the one I got from Hobby Lobby forever ago.

I think the trio looks good together.

and you can't forget my blinged out Kitchenaid.
(another rub-on)
I did this a while ago and got an exasperated response from my hubby about it.
He came home from work, took one look at the Kitchenaid and said
"every day I come home, this house gets just a little bit more girly"

Sorry hunny...but at least it's not pink :)

As for that generic ole' utensil holder?
It now nicely holds all my paintbrushes.

So I'm thinking that I like it fine without a tray.
I'm afraid that putting a tray with them would make the counter look too cluttered...
what do you think?
Tray or nay?

I think they go great with my backsplash art.
I"m thinking things are coming together in the kitchen :)

And...not girly, hubby.

Oh...and cute too.
So maybe a little girly :)

Hope everyone is having a great mid-week day!

Don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway- just a couple more days to get them in!!!


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  1. Very Cute! I wish I had the counter space for more than the one crock I use!

  2. That is SO cute!!! I LOVE it! I am your newest follower :)!


  3. Nice! It's like a bouquet of utensils! I enjoyed your post! The next time your hubby complains about the kitchen being too girly, just bring him by my blog. I have a pink kitchenaid...among other things. My hubby has given up! :)
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. So cute and handy! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  5. oooh i love it! i keep looking for something just for that purpose! So hard to find here even brand new

  6. Great ideas! I may have to try something like this.

  7. Such a cute and great idea. I have my cooking utensils in a drawer (but so very unorganized), I'm thinking that I may need to visit my local Goodwill and thrift stores to see if I can find some cute containers. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. hiya , really cute storage , heve you been over to mine lately ? check out my jar storage ideas when you get the time, tfs

  9. I wish I had started following your blog way back when. I wish I would have realized the fun in DIY blogs way back then. But anywho, I wish I would have been able to enter for this giveaway. My grandma (who passed away in 2004) used to sing that song to me when I was younger. I will anxiously be waiting to see if you ever do another giveaway with this project. Your blog is a real ispiration...and I can totally see myself going broke using some of your ideas.


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