In an attempt to make our kitchen more functional, I try to limit what I keep out on our countertops. (And, contrary to how these pictures make life appear, it’s a constant battle to keep them cleared off.)
Here’s what’s going on:
I was tired of trying to find the sugar in our mess of a pantry every time I needed it. So, I ordered glass canisters from Target and labeled them with a Sharpie. I also added these cute wood scoops from the Sucre Shop on Etsy. (They’re also the perfect size for a coffee scoop.)
It never fails that there are a few things I need to put on my grocery list--as soon as I get home from the grocery. I found this cutting board at our Habitat ReStore for $2 and painted it with chalkboard paint. (I keep a chalk pen in the kitchen drawer close by.)
To help with the never-ending paper flow that comes into our house, I’ve added a woven basket for those things I need to do, or sign and return for school.
And, my favorite countertop of all is the one that is completely cleared off. If only for a minute.
What’s on your kitchen countertops?
PS—I’m linking my cutting board-t0-chalkboard project up to Beth’s Tutorials & Tips Party: