Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kitchen Counter Organization...with Rustic Elegance


One of my favorite ways to organize in the kitchen
is with vintage cheese boxes.





These wooden cheese boxes can be found
at antique stores for under $5.00.


  


What a steal!






For $5.00 you get vintage wooden texture,
a graphic label,
and a utilitarian caddie that's the perfect size 
to be functional in the kitchen.




Here, I use one old KRAFT cheese box
to corral my crystal salt and pepper shakers,
antique silver spoons in a Jadeite cup, 
and some German gold-plated dessert forks.




I use cheese boxes elsewhere in the kitchen to organize my bills.




I love this old mirror on my back splash, too.





Our kitchen is in the center of our house,
so I haven't any natural light flooding through a window.





This tiny mirror helps to bounce the light around the room.





It almost acts as a portal.





We also recently added these wooden corbels under the kitchen cabinetry
when I painted them a soft white, Ben Moore's 'Easter Lily.'






They have elevated our builder-grade cabinets to a new height of style.
It is one of the most inexpensive things you can do to make your kitchen more charming.






The architectural corbels help to anchor and frame the space
and add the personality that this little room lacked.



Just a few touches make rustic kitchen elegance
oh so easy!

10 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Adorable, I do have to get the corbels before I start on the beadboard wallpaper, I think they will look so neat like yours does!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Old cheese boxes are a great way to corral all kinds of things. I like what you have in yours.

Prims By The Water said...

What a great way to use cheese boxes! Janice

Jamie -Better With Age said...

So pretty! I love cheese boxes too. I have a skinny one that I use for my earl grey tea. I wish I could find more! I'm your newest follower ;)
Jamie ~ Better With Age

chateau chic said...

Great way to use a vintage cheese box. Definitely adds some charm to the kitchen counter. I like how you've added the corbels to add some interest to your cabinets.
Mary Alice

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Very nice. Its not easy achieving a vintage look in a new kitchen, but you have given me some much needed inspiration. Thx.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Very nice. Its not easy achieving a vintage look in a new kitchen, but you have given me some much needed inspiration. Thx.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

They are great Andrea.

I hope that you are well and your family too.
I'm busy trying to play catch up
(again)

Have a good weekend.

Fiona

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

These cheese boxes are so charming!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your corbels. I've often thought about adding some, but it would be difficult to install them because there is some decorative trim just under the cupboards so they couldn't lie flat.

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