Now that all the reno dust has settled in my kitchen, I get to play around with my countertop displays. On one side of the kitchen, I’m housing my toaster, kettle, and knife block. I’ve left a large part of the counter free of gadgets because it’s a nice long workspace. On the other side, on the counter between the stove and the fridge, I added my new little white radio, but the line-up isn’t as good-looking as I know it could be.
First, I tried gathering some things into a small tray…
Next, I tested out a larger one…
I had the trays in the house already, so it was no big deal to test them out. I also have littleÂ containers inÂ a variety ofÂ materials that I played around with – they’d be perfect for holding sea salt (not that I really ever cook with a whole lot of salt, but this is not about practicality, it’s about style!).
Finally, I placed a piece of artwork behind myÂ radio and Soda Stream. The painting that I leaned against the wall might be too big for the space;Â I also think that I want to hang it on one of the kitchen walls.
And that’s about as far as I got. IÂ need more styling practice.Â I also realizeÂ that I never actually use paper towels, so it’s really pointless to have them taking up valuable counter real estate.Â More changes ahead!
Erica Cook is such a styling master and I would like to follow her lead. I’ve been on the lookout for fancy black & white bottles of cooking supplies (what I would use them all for is beyond me), but I’ve had zero luck as of yet. Take a look:
I am really enjoyingÂ being on the styling stage of my house reno. It’s about time!
Update: I just found this article about how to style a kitchen countertop on The Everygirl. The photos are beautiful. I’m afraid of styling the countertop too much – I’d rather have an empty counter so I have space for food prep than a countertop full of cookbooks and bowlsÂ of just-for-show lemons.