Kitchen Pantry Coverup

I recently moved into a smaller apartment, allowing me to really think creatively. I want a modern feel to our apartment but with the tight space in the kitchen I’ve had to bring in some bookshelves. In order to keep things looking clean and organized I decided to make a curtain out of green fabric to hide items in the kitchen that aren’t as appealing to the eye.

Tools you will need include

  • A sewing machine (or thread and needle)
  • Curtain Rod
  • Desired fabric

First measure your material for the space you would like to cover. I sewed around the three corners of the material first. Then I folded over the material allowing enough room for the rod to fit in.

Here’s the before and after.

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Spicin’ Up the Recipe Box

I decided to do a little redecorating of a recipe box I received from my sister as part of a bridal shower gift. The size is perfect to fit by 4×6 and 3×5 index and recipe cards so I didn’t want to throw it away – just add some color.


I started my project by wiping down the tin container and applying Mod Podge to it. I then applied a layer of pink tissue paper to serve as my background color.

I then started applying pieces of scrapbooking and cardstock paper I had cut up into preferred sizes.After placing the paper where I wanted to on the tin I applied another coat of Mod Podge with a sponge.

I’m very excited for finished product. The colors don’t necessarily go with my kitchen decor, however it will encourage me to get out a recipe and bake or cook. How can I resist opening such a cute little box?