Under the Kitchen Sink Makeover
I'm going to show you the "after" picture first just because I don't want the really horrible "before" picture being seen in every feed all over the place.
That's nice and neat, isn't it? You've got to see the BEFORE picture in order to appreciate the AFTER picture. You might even think I staged the 'before' picture, right? NOT! TOTALLY NOT! That is the way it was when I decided to do something about it.
This is embarrassing but that's the truth of it. My under the kitchen sink cupboard REALLY, REALLY needed a makeover and I was determined to make it as nice as I could make it.
The first thing I did was cover the entire insides of the cabinet with a pretty and bright contact paper.
I covered the inside of the doors with a different pattern of contact paper. It looked so pretty I almost didn't want to put anything back in the cabinet. I really just wanted to leave it empty and pretty. Of course we know that isn't going to happen.
I had a nifty old drawer hanging around for a year (got lots of gripes from the other people in the house - husband and son - about the "junk" and calling me "hoarder" - that's scary stuff, being called a hoarder.) I have lots of drawers - picked up from the side of the road.. now I need to find projects for them also. I even found some sewing machine drawers.
I sprayed the old drawer an Apple green color. Love it.
It fit perfectly under the sink. Now I can take the whole thing out and clean out any dirt whenever I want.
So, anyway, I bought a shelf board.
Son put the bracket under the shelf to support it. I know there are those metal thingees that have these other metal thingees that go into them and I bought the little thingees but in the end, it didn't work out before the board was not wide enough and kept slipping off the metal thingees. It's a little confusing but this is what worked in the end.
Now the metal baskets can HANG from the shelf. See?
An important thing to mention here is that measuring cannot be overstated. One commenter mentioned to measure your tallest bottle to make sure it would fit in any plans for under the sink so I am including it here. Very important step - measuring. :)
The white metal baskets are 2 different sizes. It's a long story but the Christmas Tree Shop only had one small basket and one large basket. The large basket was too big so I had to take it back but they didn't have another small basket so I ordered one online. However, it was not the same size as the small original one which is fine, I think. You can only do what you can do, if you know what I mean. I wasn't going to go crazy about this. They are ALMOST identical. I'm happy with it.
I bought these little plastic baskets at Target to put the taller bottles in.
And these little baskets also. These are going into the wire hanging baskets.
I put my towels in the baskets... Okay, I did get some new towels, too.
I fancied up a peanut butter jar to hold the Brillo pads.
And another jar to hold the dishwasher nuggets.
I bought a plastic shoebox and put the roll of black trash bags in it with the first bag coming out of the opening between the top and the bottom. Yep, I covered the top of the shoebox with contact paper, matching the ones I put on the inside of the cabinet doors.
See? The roll fits right inside the shoebox. One thing I always hated was the cardboard box of black bags always getting crushed. That's not going to happen now, is it? HA!
And then it just fits inside the drawer perfectly.
I put contact paper on the doors of the cabinet. Yay. Looks so much lighter and brighter.
I bought a little thing that can hold stuff. It sticks to the door. I hope it stays. It's almost 1 A.M. and I am getting sleepy. Tomorrow is Saturday and I'll be going tag saling. YAY.
This is a little cleaner and neater than the "BEFORE" picture. :)
The other door I screwed a hook into so I could hang the scrubber from it.
At this point, the under the sink cupboard is looking so nice, cheerful, clean, and organized.
Are you saying to yourself, 'What happened with all that stuff that was in the cupboard before?
I took out all the glass jars and put them on the laundry room shelf. The black carryall I put in the laundry room, too. I moved the dishwasher nuggets and put them in the glass jar. The liquid dishwasher soap - the green bottle- I gave away ... well, you get the idea. I got rid of lots of stuff.
I've got a furniture makeover in the planning and also a complete redo of hubster's office (daughter helping with that one).
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