Made it Monday: Tiny Apartment Kitchen Upgrade

Monday, May 14, 2012

I cook in a hallway.

Scratch that. My hallway is bigger than my kitchen.

Not only is my kitchen tiny, I am also renting. This means I can't make my kitchen cute. No new cabinets, no chevron stripes on the walls, no fancy new knobs.

I have a small space and not many options so this is what I did:

I never used an apron because they were all hanging up in my front closet as there was no room for them in any of the drawers. After too many grease stains, I got those bad boys out and hung them on a tension rod that is attached to the wall with small hooks. Bam. Cute and functional.

My mother-in-law gave me the menu board (a hint, perhaps? Haha!) for mother's day and it was so cute and I knew it would look perfect above my aprons.
The "board" is an upgraded picture frame with two hooks screwed into the bottom where you can keep a dry erase marker. Notice Tuesday says "fend for yourself" and Thursday says "leftovers." we keep it classy.

I couldn't stop there, though. Today, I went to the thrift store and picked up two small cookie sheets, spray-painted them with chalkboard paint and gave myself two chalkboard/magnet boards of awesomeness.

You guys. I just might start cooking again.


  1. I love the cookie sheet idea! Brilliant.

  2. hey! this turned out great!

  3. You did awesome! So simple and so kitchen-ie. maybe if I did that Sheridan wouldn't say in her talks that I don't cook!

  4. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I love your little kitchen decorating! The cookie tins are so so smart!! I need to find some at a thrift store to spray paint. so smart. Haha.

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. its going on now! :)


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