This isn't a post about a much needed vacation on a luxury island. Turn away now unless you're obsessed with getting rid of kitchen clutter.
My original idea was to put the usual "counter stuff" on an island so the kitchen wouldn't be so messy. Well, the island got too messy.
What to do?
I couldn't put pots and pans on the pot rack portion because it just added to the visual clutter, so I use it for holding cups.
Then the question was, where to put the pots and pans?
They ended up on the shelf below, which was way too much clutter!
So I cleared it off...
And then the journey to find some sturdy, large (perferably cute) baskets began.
Pottery barn, too expensive...
World Market, too expensive...
Finally - Target - perfect!
I'm proud to say for once, before I went shopping, I measured the space and determined the number and size baskets I needed:
- one for small pots and pans
- one for the blender and food processor
- one for bowls and strainers
Perfect...I couldn't be happier about the baskets. Don't they fit perfect? Aren't the little chalkboards darling? ...but... now... I'm thinking the top of the island is too messy and the kitchen counter-tops are too bare.
I'm sharing at the following blog parties this week: