I’ve determined after 11 years of living in our house that being a hobby baker and small kitchens can be a tough combination. I can’t be the only person that has this issue. Hand raisers… anyone? Recently after rooting through my unorganized stash of kitchen supplies in the basement I decided to tackle my kitchen overflow storage issues.
A few months ago, I worked with Sauder and they let me select the very stylish Barrister Lane Bookcase. At the time, I used it to corral my craft supplies which has been working very well for me.
As I mentioned in my past post, my craft supplies were just one of my organizational challenges. As holiday baking season comes upon us, I got to thinking about how to better manage my baking and other kitchen essentials. I mostly needed a place to put baking pans (of all sizes), some small kitchen appliances, serving platters, cookie cutters, placemats, napkins, cookbooks and some other odds and ends.
While I’m still contending with the wood paneling in my basement (soon to be painted white), it’s possible to put this hodge podge of items together without it looking like basement storage shelves. The Barrister Lane Bookcase really helps pull it together, but I also used some storage boxes and baskets. I had kept some round nested boxes from Harry and David and I’m using that to store my cookie cutters.
My kitchen used to be red, so a lot of my serving pieces and a few small appliances are red. That went really well wit the assortment of boxes and baskets I had on hand.
I can’t wait to show of how great this storage unit looks once I get the wood paneling in the basement painted. I started the primer this weekend. You can look forward to a post on how to paint wood paneling in the near future.
Someday we’ll move into a house where I hopefully have a craft room AND a kitchen big enough to store all of my kitchen essentials. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy having it more organized. I am still seriously considering ordering a second bookshelf to use for toy storage.
A piece like this is so versatile. I love pieces that can serve multiple purposes or several looks. Check out my Pinterest board on restyling ideas.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.