Sunday, June 22, 2014

Turn a metal planter into a kitchen caddy

Hey all! I have a little project to share today that brought some color to our kitchen and is functional.
I had been looking for something for awhile to help keep the area around the kitchen sink a bit tidier.  I considered baskets or bowls then came across this metal planter that was the perfect size.

I found it at Goodwill for $2. We actually used it just as I bought it for few months. After phase 1 of our kitchen update was done I decided it was time to pick some accent colors to use. I can't decide what to call this color but Krylon calls it Blue Ocean Breeze and I love it!!!
Our cabinets are now white and the floor is gray. Phase 2 should be new counter tops, backsplash and sink. We are leaning towards black countertops. I think this Blue Ocean Breeze will pop even more after that step.

So what's in my kitchen caddy? Dish soap, drain stoppers, Magic Eraser, scrubber, a Pampered Chef scraper, and dish towel. I found the dish towel at the Dollar Tree!!! The caddy has also been the home of hand soap too. Before I had a caddy for all of this, these items were tossed in the cabinet below the sink or behind the faucet. Now its all nice and tidy.
Blue Ocean Breeze found it's way onto the lid for a pickle jar that is the new home of our dishwasher tabs. Now that I have decided on some colors I am finding lots of things to add to our kitchen.
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  1. Love this-- pinning! I actually just picked a metal basket like that up at a garage sale of free! It'll be perfect for this project :) Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday! Would love to see you back with any DIY .... It'll be on my blog starting tomorrow morning :)
    Kendra @

  2. Such a great idea!! I love having all my supplies corralled like that. And I love that shade of blue you have found--perfect shade! Also, can we talk about the brilliance of using an old pickle jar for dishwasher tablets?? So much cuter than the bag that they come in. Fantastic job!! - Lydia

  3. Such a cute idea! I also love the pickle jar holding the dishwasher tabs too! I must go find a cute Krylon color now... Thanks for the great idea!