Maximizing kitchen storage doesn’t have to be boring. I’ve used fun plaid nesting boxes and vintage picnic baskets as a creative storage solution for the top of my refrigerator.
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Friday morning I decided I would do a quick run through at Marshall’s to see if I could find some red mixing bowls.
Did you notice anything peculiar with that sentence?
I’ll give you a hint…
…it starts with “a quick run through”.
Have you ever seen a girl who can run through a store quickly?
Even though I’m not a fan of shopping, once I get there I can stay quite awhile.
So I went into Marshall’s with the intention of being quick.
Then I stopped and looked at the boot socks (they were quite cute!), and the mixing bowls, and the bread boards, before making my way to the dog toys.
And on the way, I came across these three boxes…
And they looked like they should belong to me…
Those antiqued brass handles match my kitchen pulls!
How’s that for a coincidence?
I proudly strolled on by.
After all I was there for red mixing bowls…
And my buggy was already loaded down with Christmas presents…
And a Christmas craft & cookbook with an eye catching cover…
And a book on “the old ways of doing things” …
Two books. Just for me!
So I moseyed on, leaving the nesting boxes where they were.
But when I walked passed them on my way back to the mixing bowls, I decided to take a closer look…
Just one more time…
And this time I couldn’t turn away from them.
So I brought them home.
And piled them full of old table linens that had been handed down from my grandmothers along with a few things I use only on special occasions.
It freed up some much needed space in my old buffet while at the same time, I’ll still be able to access these things whenever I need to.
The old vintage picnic basket is also perfect for adding a touch of warmth and a little extra storage without anyone realizing it.
Could you imagine plastic storage bins on top of my refrigerator?
Yeah, me neither.
Casserole dishes, serving dishes and utensils, or even some seasonal dinnerware sets could be stored in the boxes and picnic baskets. The possibilities are endless!
If you want to maximize your kitchen storage but plaid boxes aren’t your style, then check out some of my favorite picks from Amazon.
I have a set of the stacking wicker baskets in our office and they hide extra office supplies. The paper-mache boxes could be covered in your favorite wrapping paper or fabric to suit your own decor. And you can check out my DIY tutorial on using Modpodge to see how it’s done. It’s quite fun and easy, too.
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