A Lovely Crafty Kitchen Update February 21, 2011 DIY, Home Decor, Our House 1907 Ever since I painted the cabinets and tiled the backsplash in the kitchen, I’ve been searching for something to put on the wall next to the pantry. It previously only held a wine rack, which was removed at the time of painting. The problem is that it’s not an easy space to fill. Firstly- it’s not very big, but also because there are two cabinet doors (an upper and lower) that open onto it. A wall of shelving was out of the question, so I had begun to resign myself to a simple painting or chalkboard. But a maiden voyage to IKEA inspired me to try some alternative storage. I fell in love with their storage bars/S hook type systems, the Kroken in particular. The thought of hanging little tubs of herbs on the wall literally made me squeal with delight. Unfortunately a lot of other plans had to come together before I could actually hang up the bar-namely, the chalkboard and the spice storage extravaganza. After toying with several arrangements, I finally found one that was both pleasing to the eye and functional. Because of the cabinets, I had to arrange things asymmetrically but I totally dig it. I can’t wait to get some herbs in those pots. I love that I have a place to keep my giant pizza peel for bread making. It’s something I use a lot, but I never had anywhere to keep it before. So far, I’m really impressed with the hanging system I picked out! Do any of you use these type of systems from IKEA? ****Linked Up**** No Responses megan February 21, 2011 Love ikea, they always have something 🙂 I love the spices and hanging rack! Looks great! Reply Madigan at madiganmade February 21, 2011 IKEA never disappoints w/ organizing stuff! What a great wall… love the chalkboard, too. Reply angie February 21, 2011 all the charms of home Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.