Mini Kitchen Update: Part 2

Yesterday I shared my mini kitchen update post with you about frosting the glass cabinet doors in my kitchen. I’d like to share another mini update that adds to the decor as well as organization of my kitchen. I love to cook and bake and I need everything I use in easy reach, such as flour, sugar and so forth. I thought I had my baking organization settled but it just wasn’t working the way I wanted to. I had my flour and sugar in a vintage steel canister set that I thought was really great looking. I loved that the canisters were vintage and that they were labeled. If you love organization like me, you love your labels too. I had other baking items like powdered sugar and brown sugar in plastic containers with lids on them.
Here are some of my issues with the system I was using:
  • The steel canisters, although nice, they weren’t the best material. The lids weren’t super tight and I couldn’t see what was inside, unless I opened them up. This lead to me believing I had plenty of flour available when in reality, I probably should have bought another bag. Clear glass would solve this problem easily.
  • I only had 3 steel canisters. They were labeled tea, flour and sugar. I didn’t have enough canisters for all my needs.
  • I had to utilize other storage items to hold things like my pasta, brown sugar, sugar, oats, rice and flour. Nothing matched…which I don’t like.
I knew that I wanted glass containers that sealed good so that my food products would stay fresh longer. I also wanted to have them all labeled and the labels to match. I found these really great glass containers from The Container Store. They come in two different sizes, I ordered 2 of each to start off with since they are a bit pricey. I then wanted to get labels for these new containers. I found this amazing blog, called A Mustard Seed Dream, she also has her own Etsy site which you can access from her blog. I ordered a set of vinyl labels. I got to choose the font and color. I chose gray! If you follow me on Instagram (@lasims915)(link is also on the left sidebar) you can see the other vinyl labels I haven’t used yet!
Here are some photos of the new canisters and the old I had…let me know what you think!

I had to add the vinyl labels myself….I followed the directions that were given with the labels and they worked out really great. I still have to get canisters for my other labels I have yet to use. Also….we go through a lot of oats so they got the large canister!

For now I have the flour and oats container on my countertop to display and I also have them there because we use them often, especially the oats. I will be placing the powdered and brown sugar containers in the pantry as they don’t get used that often. I will be overhauling my pantry this winter so more photos and organization tips to come.



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