I detest the ugly plumbing pipes under the kitchen sink so I was determined to find a way to hide them as much as I possibly could when I was working on organising the space. As part of my new years resolution, I also decided to go a bit more chemical and waste free, so I had to focus on creating a storage solution that would now house that change adequately. Here’s what I was working with:
As you can see by the very uneven holes I attempted to drill into the cabinetry, power tools are not my strong point, so I opted for a ‘no build’ option.
Here is what it looked like before. (Man it felt good to throw out all that plastic and go environmentally friendly) I actually stored all my towels, dish cloths and sponges in another drawer because the sink was so awkward.
Since my pantry circulated the world wide web, I learn something about my self; I really like to make all my storage spaces ‘pretty’ and ‘themed’ (to my taste of course), but the overall organising principles still stand. I decided to take a much more neutral approach for this space because it’s small and I didn’t want it to feel as cluttered.
I used two K-Mart ‘bits and bobs’ shelves and had a piece of timber cut to size from Bunnings, which I covered in vinyl, so I could run it across and double my storage. I then used acrylic bins which used to be in my fridge; to store my dishcloths, dish sponges, beeswax wraps, bin bags, and paper towels.
I purchased the glass bottles and labeled them accordingly to house my home made kitchen cleaning products (you can find the details and labels here) and stacked them on some styrofoam I cut to size (left over from the fireplace) to replicate the K-Mart three tiered shelf which did not fit there because of that damn pipe.
I still need to label all the drawers.
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