Sunday, February 21, 2010

Decluttering/Organizing With Pegboard

Remember when I removed all of my pots and pans from the lower cabinet near my stove? I bet you're wondering what happened to them!

Well, for nearly two years in our current house, the east wall of our kitchen looked pretty much like this (substitute chipping paint for the spackle).

And now it looks like this!

I first saw a pegboard pot rack on Apartment Therapy's Cooking Blog, The Kitchn. I immediately thought it would be a fabulous way to use an otherwise useless space in our own kitchen.

And it was so simple to create! We bought a pre-cut chunk of pegboard from Menards. I primed and painted it to match the walls. (I think accent colors can be cute, but I didn't want too much going on in our little kitchen.) Kyle mounted three half-inch-thick wood slats to the wall and then screwed the pegboard to the slats.

Easy and cheap!

I love how it looks and, more importantly, how it works. Everything is easy to see and easy to reach. No more crouching down and digging around to find the right size pan.

My new tiny kitchen motto: When it doubt, hang it on the wall!

So far, it's working great for me.


MollyinMinn said...

That looks fabulous!

MollyinMinn said...

Best part was that I was so excited about how great it looked that I tried to add an exclamation point to my "verification word" and I couldn't figure out why it was rejecting it :)

Andrea said...

Oh.... LOVE IT! I am all about finding ways to use and organize space when possible! Outstanding!! In the past I would just try and jam everything into cupboards. NOT ANY MORE! There are so many ways no to "decorate" with the things we need and use, and I love that.

Traci said...

I stumbled onto your blog a few days ago and your cabinet re-organization inspired me. I now have the racks that hold items vertically so I don't have to stack so much. Thank you! :)

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