Monday, October 3, 2011

Tidying up...

I can't take credit for coming up with this, I think I first saw it on the "Making it Lovely" blog...but am happy to be corrected. It was some time ago so my memory is a little blurred

It's a brilliant idea...simple but brilliant

I was getting tired of seeing cords and phones right near the electric kettle, especially when I need the bench space.

If you have a spot in the kitchen or study where you charge your phones and have cords and chargers lying around everywhere, then why not try this...a nice little jar or canister to hide them away

I don't have a lot of bench space in the kitchen and this area was always looking cluttered and messy

Not any more.

You can go from this...

To this.

I bought my little ceramic canister from a bathroom place for about $2. It had a stone/latte coloured section around the middle, so I got the spray paint out and gave it a couple of squirts to make it the same as the body of the canister.

What do you think?

It certainly tidies up the little bench next to the sink

UPDATE: It was Nicole's idea over at "Making it Lovely" and you can find it here as well,where she did a guest post


  1. It is a good idea and I have lots of baskets close to the kitchen full of bits and pieces within easy reach. G

  2. What a great idea - definitely keeps things looking neat and tidy x

  3. Brilliant idea. In fact, I think I might have to copy ;)

    I'm sick to death of staring at multiple cords and chargers on the bedside tables so I think this might be just what I needed.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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