Tuesday, September 1, 2009

pilgrim's place: kitchen stitchin'

My kitchen

despite my best intentions, i'm not a naturally tidy person. and, as i transcribed from my calligraphy book numerous times when i was nine years old, "creative minds are rarely tidy" (that was about all i learned from the calligraphy book before it got lost in the maelstrom of my bedroom!). i'm not sure wether i am burdened by that adage or try to live up to it but one thing i am getting good at is creatively hiding my untidiness!

exhibit a: the kitchen bench/storage shelves. just your average ikea item, but a scene of stacked platters and unsightly appliances! this wouldn't be a problem if they didn't also get dusty and covered in the drifts of coffee grinds that seem to settle on everything in the vicinity of the espresso machine.

solution: whip up some cute curtains out of those orla kiely tea-towels i was too scared to let touch a wet dish! (but not too scared to cut up... go figure?!)

i used three tea towels (2 blue and one patterned one - halved and sewn to each of the blue), and some curtain cord (the kind that is plastic coated and you can screw metal 'eyes' into, with matching size hooks). it was a very quick job and the sewing was probably the longest part.

i'm very happy with the result, and as you can see in the picture above, they blend in very nicely to my little blue kitchen!


Punky's Mamma said...

Oh I LOVE your little blue kitchen!

You have absoloutely given me the idea to curtain up my own under bench space to hide similar calamities... thank you...!

I NEED your mixer, japanese mug, fruit basket & iced vovos... where exactly do you live again..?! ;)

All this AND I'm stealing "Creative minds are rarely tidy" as an excuse for the rest of my life lol.

Anonymous said...

well creatively and "most stylishly" hiding all your messiness Miss. Must show you a pick of my mixer and share the story of it's acquisition! you may not want to be my friend after all

Pilgrim Lee said...

punky's mamma - haha well i'll know where to look if i come home to a stripped kitchen! glad i could inspire you to hide your mess too. it beats cleaning it up!

little sparrow - O_o i look forward to hearing the mysterious tale of the mixer! haha

apparentlyjessy said...

I LOVE the blue, and am so envious of your Kitchenaid!

laura mitchell. said...

gorgeous, and an ice blue kitchenaid...icing on the cake!

strawberry lemonade girl said...

I love the way you used the Orla tea towels.
So cute and clever!!

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