My kitchen is tiny. I’m not complaining. It could be worse. My first apartment didn’t even have a kitchen, just a toaster oven on a counter. 🙂 Back when I was house shopping for my first home, I really, really wanted to find something with a somewhat spacious kitchen.
Turns out that a spacious kitchen didn’t really fit in my budget. I still love my house and my little kitchen though! The lack of space has pushed me to try and find more creative ways to manage my growing collection of kitchen stuff.
My house does not have a pantry, only a few kitchen shelves to fit all my non refrigerated goods. I decided that if I found a new place to house my pots and pans then I could free up more cabinet space for groceries. I decided to create a pegboard since I have always loved Julia Child’s. Here’s what I did:
First, I bought two pegboards and five pieces of bracing wood that were the same length as the pegboard. I painted my pegboard and wood to match an accent wall in my living room. Keep in mind you don’t have to paint every side if you plan to secure it all directly into the wall.
I used a white paint pen to to add outlines to each of the items I planned to hang. I did this by hanging them how I wanted, tracing the outside of each item (simplifying the shapes if needed) and then I drew over the tracing with a paint pen.
I’m not the best at drawing (I actually got a “C” in Drawing I in college) but I really like how it turned out. My brother said it looks like a pots and pans crime scene (think chalk outlines from CSI or something). Ha!