When you don’t have a lot of room to store things it’s time to start thinking of creative ways to display collections and/or supplies. For me a kitchen window valance, or any window valance for that matter, is one way to help with this storage problem.
My little craft studio is just 8×11, and I’m making more room to do the actual creating by getting things out and displayed around my home.
I shared my vintage egg beater window valance earlier this week and I promised to share kitchen window valance #2.
It’s completely different, but still has a fun kitchen theme and just like window #1 because I’m using what I already have it didn’t cost me a thing.
I have a collection of metal graters that I use to make repurposed junk owl wind chimes.
Here’s how I was storing them, on a metal shoe rack on one side of my craft studio door.
You can see that a few of them already have faces. They’re just waiting for wings and chimes.
While this storage was very practical the graters that were hung lower did stick out. This made it a bit of a challenge to maneuver through the doorway safely.
So I thought… why not get some of them off the back of the door and up where I can see them?
1″ finishing nails were all that was needed to hang them and the longer graters are hung on the outsides.
Spacing them out as evenly as possible gives them a nice neat look, but I didn’t really really worry about it too much.
I just kinda winged it.
Alternating the grater sides adds some extra interest.
I’ll be keeping my owl chimes here through the various stages of completion, including when they’re all done and listed in my etsy shop.
As each one hopefully sells they’ll be replaced with another grater… and so on and so on and so on.
Just like my necklace and silver tray window valances this repurposed kitchen window valance is not only functional, but it’s also fun and funky.
Displaying collections in groups makes more of a statement. Even the simplest gathering of similar things can become an art installation.
It honestly doesn’t matter what the things are. It only matters that you love them, and that seeing them every day makes you smile.
Whether it’s necklaces, egg beaters, teacups, teapots, keys, scarves, kitchen gadgets… whatever really! So many things can be easily repurposed as a window valance by simply hanging them up.
That’s two kitchen windows down and one to go. I’ll be sharing window #3 next week.
If you enjoyed this grater project, you might also enjoy my repurposed grater candle holder.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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