Welcome to my studio :: the kitchen

Another section of my studio is complete! Honestly, figuring out what to do with the tiny kitchen space was more difficult than I anticipated. I’m used to having my frequently used appliances sitting out on the counter and having all of my food in the pantry. Well, the counter spaces couldn’t accommodate the appliances and the pantry is tiny. So I did this!

All of my most frequently used foods are now sitting on the counter for super easy access. I got glass canning jars in the 1 liter and 1.5 liter sizes for air-tight storage. They’re constructed so well and are just beautiful! I definitely recommend them. For less bulky items such as sundried tomatoes and nuts, I picked up these adorable mason jars, which are also lovely (I’m using the extras to store some bathroom supplies like cotton balls). They really help make my pantry more user-friendly. Everything was labeled with clear address labels. There are actually free templates to use with the labels, making designing them super quick and easy.

Oh yes, I forgot about the spices! I went through our massive spice cabinet before we moved and noticed that we had many duplicates, probably because we couldn’t find anything in that mess. So I got little glass jars (similar to these) and gave all of the spices a new home. Now they’re almost too easy to find! I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.

Since the kitchen is already small, I didn’t want to add too much extra art and make it seem cluttered. I put up two abstract pictures that I bought at TJ Maxx years ago to give the area a little extra height. They looked ok, but didn’t make a focal point. I added my bronze statue in the middle to really give the room some personality. Well, I like it 🙂

Overall, I’m really happy with how the kitchen area turned out. Everything is organized and easy to find, which saves me tons of time in the morning and at night when I’m cooking. If you’re thinking about re-organizing your kitchen, go for it!