Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kitchen switcheroo...


When we designed our kitchen we incorporated glass doors with bead board in the back of the cabinet. So, obviously I knew everything would be exposed and in full view. In fact I rather enjoy looking at some of my favorite plates and glassware, I prefer not to hide them since they spend much of their time dormant and in hiding.

Now sometimes I get tired of the look or I just don't have all the right pieces to pull the desired look together, (nor would The Accountant be happy with my purchasing new pieces to complete the "look").

So, last year I decided to make curtains for the inside of the door. This would hide my mess and give the kitchen a little different feel. Because the cabinets were brand new, I could not dare drill a hole for the curtain rods needed to hold up the curtains...hummmmmm.

In walks 3M removable hooks to save the day! The curtain rods are the smallest you could find, so they would fit perfectly in the "cord minders". The "cord minders" actually wrap around the curtain rod, so when you put one in each corner of the door they actually cause just the right amount of tension to keep the curtain taught.


Beautiful!!!! Now that is not where I stop with these great tools of modern invention! I use them anywhere I do not feel comfortable putting holes in my walls or wood work...there are styles for all kinds of tasks.

In the past I have not taken as many pictures of my home as I should, but I promise the next time I come up with a new twist to my infatuation with 3M I will document it. Past uses have been to hang picture frames from bookshelves, hang all kinds of things from my ceilings for parties (snowflakes, stars, balloons..you get the idea)and even for their intended purposes of holding keys :). The best part of it all is that they don't leave a mark and just pull away when I am done.
"Brilliant!"

9 comments:

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Janet...what a beautiful kitchen you have! I love white cabinets and beadboard! I am like you, if I can add glass panels I do. I love the versatility of the fabric...great idea! O.k. I too love the 3M hooks...I am glad you didn't keep us in suspense too long! lol.

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Tiedupmemories said...

Very pretty! Love the glass cabinets! It's great because you can change out your look whenever you want!Great idea with the 3m hooks! Too late for me..I have holes everywhere!Lol!

littlebyrd said...

Thanks for the peek at your kitchen! I love the cabinets BOTH ways - very pretty!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

I LOVE your kitchen!! I have a similar look with the bead board. Thanks so much for the helpful suggestions. So creative!!

blondiensc said...

Great idea, you have a gorgeous kitchen in full view of the cabinets or not!! love it!

the wild raspberry said...

wowie...your kitchen is gorgeous!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Those hooks have me hooked. I love them. I am so going to try this now for sure. Thanks for all the yummy tips.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love those hooks! Now you can have very different looks just switching the curtains or just go "wild and naked" without them!!! LOL

Ms. Tee said...

I agree - brilliant! Do they leave any residue when you take them off? I'll definitely try this little trick~ :)