1. kitchen bench, 2. melamine wall plate, 3. japanese mug and iced vovos , 4. decole key hook on the fridge
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!