Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kitchen Simplify

In the effort that I started a couple of weeks ago to simplify my decor, I've rearranged my kitchen counters.  I had too much stuff sitting on the counters before.  These are all after pictures, I forgot to take the before.
Full view of the north side/sink side:

 Ah, less does really look and feel better....
 Do you see my under the cupboard radio?  I've had this for years and just can't give up having the radio on in the mornings while we are getting ready for school.  I don't need to listen for delays or cancellations as our school system uses an instant alert system that we receive on our phones.  I just need a little music to get me going for the day.
 If I knew that my family could deal with it, I'd add a fabric curtain or feedsack over my dishwasher.  I can hear the complaints now about access to the dishwasher....
 Hiding in the drawers are microwave popcorn and Carnation Instant Breakfast packets.
 A little spring wreath to add some color...
Speaking of spring - it sure felt like spring today in NW Ohio.  


  1. Oh Ann darn it, I shouldn't have came over for a visit hehe. I SO need to do this but have been putting it off. I guess I need to get my rear in gear and get it done. Thank you for the push... your counters give me the inspiration I need, they look great!!

  2. Looks nice! I need to declutter my counters!

  3. I was thinking in simplify my kitchen decor. I am agree with Angie, seeing your counters give me the inspiration too, LOL Hugs, Eve

  4. I need to clean off my counters. Yours look great!

  5. Ann ~
    Everything looks great!
    Hopefully we'll have that spring-like weather in north central Ohio tomorrow. That wind coming off the lake today was still very bitter.
    Pug hugs :)

  6. Looks like you have a little jump start on the spring cleaning too. Love your decor on the counters. Yes, less is more. Thanks for sharing.
    Country at heart

  7. Ah yes, simpler is better in the kitchen. I've always like the under the cabinet appliances. Especially the tv's. Spoiled Americans we are... lol. Nicely done :o)

  8. I don't like clutter! Your counters look great - just the right amount of "stuff"!

  9. It's coming along nicely.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Everything looks wonderful. Now I want to clean off my counters. I have sooo much clutter. I have one of those under the cabinet clock radio cd players also. I like to listen to it when I am cluttering up my counters and table with crafting. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love it Ann. Simple is really much better, especially when you have kids:) I have an under the counter radio too, it's always on in the mornings at our house as well. My 8 year old likes to listen to her music while she eats breakfast:) Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen. And soooo clean too. -Steph-

  12. Ann, it looks fantastic! Cool idea to hide the dishwasher.I am wanting to simplify the entire house.Have a great day,Jen

  13. Your kitchen looks clean and refreshing. I love having music on in the morning too.

    Prim blessings!

  14. I like the less look Ann...I've done that recently and it's such a good feeling and so easy to clean off the counters too after preparing things.
    What a pretty kitchen!

  15. See....I knew I'd feel guilty - and I do. I haven't even FOUND my counters yet! ;o) Hey - I have that same little seed cabinet thingy.....For some reason, my smelled like prim candles on the inside, so couldn't use it for food - so it holds a menagerie of "stuff" (replacement light bulbs, night lights, missing "parts" etc. Yeah - THAT needs to be simplified too..... Looks great Ann - like I said, you should consider hiring out.... ;o) Robin


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