To demonstrate two of the three Rs of Micro Living, I worked on a project this weekend. Well, it wasn’t to specifically demonstrate anything, just to make my kitchen look better! We’ve had a framed poster in our kitchen for awhile now that conveniently covered up our fuse box. It was a great picture and a nice gift from a family member, but it just didn’t fit in with the kitchen theme. I didn’t want to just get rid of it, so we initially thought about just replacing it with a new piece of framed artwork. We’re thinking about buying a condo this summer, though, so I didn’t want to buy anything new just yet in case it didn’t fit in the new place (keeping my fingers crossed here).
I started paging through a cooking magazine and I thought about how much I love all of the food styling pictures in it. Why not make a collage? I cut out pictures of foods we commonly eat: Mexican, Italian, a poached egg, etc. and started arranging them. Then I taped them to the poster paper and reframed it with the original frame.
This project cost me nothing but time… and it didn’t take long at that. I already had the magazines, the tape and the frame. I repurposed the old frame and restyled it to inspire me in the kitchen. Oh, and if you notice, we also found little hooks for keys at a store and used those instead for aprons and pot holders. Now, I’m ready to cook in the kitchen and I have a little inspiration to get me going!