I had been wanting to make some changes to the kitchen because it was seriously on my last nerve. It just seem as functional as I wanted it. So I took a day off work when the weather was beautiful and one of my favorite radio stations started playing 24/7 Christmas music and I was one happy girl!
First I started by emptying the cabinet where my dishes are, I had plans for those. Then I moved all of the glasses, cups, etc over to where the plates were and realized there was a lot more room.
Then I moved the coffee pots (yes we have two) down to the other end of the counter and moved the coffee cups, sweetener, etc down to where the glasses and cups used to be.
Now comes the fun part. I have small pantry, I actually hate and because the door is small, we can't find anything to put on the door to store stuff like plastic wrap, foil, Ziplocs, etc. So I decided that I was going to move some food out of the pantry into the cabinets and I moved food out of my pantry to put where the coffee cups and such used to be.
In the meantime, I was painting a cute little cart I bought for $10 and another little cart/shelf that I had when Maggie was a baby. I am using these for every day dishes and cookware that I don't use alot (I need the room under the counter for miscellaneous cooking stuff.
I'm very pleased with how everything turned out and it didn't take the family too long to figure out where everything was and get used to it. Now I feel like I have kitchen that is flowing with ease. I'm not finished decorating yet with the colors I want, but as I do some, I will post them for all to see! I'm loving my semi-new kitchen. Everything is neat, and I like it that way!