I sacrificed a silverware drawer to have a junk drawer.
Of course it's not a really junky drawer.
There's room on the left of this double-decker sliding organizational tray for papers too. It's a very serviceable junk drawer.
In this kitchen there are lots of other drawers for everything that isn't flatware. Spatulas and knives and peelers and everything have their own assigned parking places.
You might have noticed in this picture from the post about our kitchen or the one about chalk paint that the spoons and forks and knives are out on the counter. Let me tell you, it's easy to put things away out of the dishwasher! But did you notice that the one jar is a little wonky?
Come to find out, I had completely broken out the bottom of the jar! So, tin cans to the rescue!
I think they held garbanzos--yeah, I'm pretty sure we made the best hummus ever with garbanzos, roasted red pepper, tahini, garlic and lemon. Yum! I washed the cans, peeled off the labels and tied twine around the tops just for fun.
Works for me!
What about you, would you give up your silverware drawer? What do you keep on your counter?
Have a beauty-filled day!