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RE: How do you store a LARGE collection of spices? (Follow-Up #70)

posted by: imrainey on 03.23.2008 at 02:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Mine are divided into baking spices and cooking spices/herbs.

The baking stuff (just 8 jars plus some vanilla beans and extracts) goes in a 6"x8" lightweight plastic bin I can lift down from the cab over my baking area.

The cooking stuff is in a pullout next to the range that has smaller bins. The jars are arranged alphabetically. And each bin is labeled with the name of the first and last jar in it. The labels on the shelves can be read from my standing position at the range.

I keep salt and pepper mills, a kosher salt cellar and a crock with dried parsley on the hood directly over the cooktop 'cause they're in constant use.

Jars in their baskets on the pullout shelves.
Identifying them from a cooking vantage point.
Contents of one basket
Wolfie's got a new buddy.

Those little bins were CD storage I got on sale at Targets for under $4 each. They each hold 9 jars for potential storage for 54 jars plus the larger items.

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clipped on: 03.24.2008 at 10:50 pm    last updated on: 03.24.2008 at 10:50 pm

Where did you get your island stools ?

posted by: kgyso on 01.28.2008 at 04:35 am in Kitchens Forum

I have a counter height island with space for 3-4 stools. Wondering where to look for the stools. Anyone buy online? My cabinets are maple with mahogony stain and black glaze. I plan to have brushed nickel cabinet hardware. I haven't decided what kind of stools would look nice with my island. If you have a pic of yours that would be great.

thanks

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clipped on: 02.27.2008 at 04:21 pm    last updated on: 02.27.2008 at 04:21 pm

RE: Do you like your beadboard backsplash? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: susulo on 01.09.2008 at 08:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love my beadboard backsplash! It's been about 9 months now, and so far we've had no issues with it. Ours is the t&g kind, not the panels. The BB is installed directly on top of drywall on the wall behind the sink and on on the adjacent wall, it is installed over plaster. It's been super easy to clean. I just spray it with cleaner if it gets real messy, but usually a damp sponge does the trick.

I too was concerned about my kitchen being too white, and I couldn't decide if I should do a color or not so I painted it white until I could decide what to do. But I found that I like it being all white and will leave it as is...for now any ways. If any one does have pics of white cabs with different colored backsplash, I'd love to see it to!

One tip I learned from my mother (and my contractor as well) is that if you are going to use the beadboard panels, be careful to select ones with the least amount of knots as they sometimes tend to pop out over time. My mom has the panel BB in her guest bathroom (which is rarely used) and she is finding that the knots are starting to pop out. It may occurr on the t&fg kind as well, but when we selected ours, I didn't really notice any knots.

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clipped on: 02.27.2008 at 03:57 pm    last updated on: 02.27.2008 at 03:57 pm

Do you like your beadboard backsplash?

posted by: hollylh on 01.09.2008 at 11:12 am in Kitchens Forum

I would like to put in beadboard not as a temporary solution, but because I just like it--and also will have a beadboard wainscot continuing into the breakfast room and hearth room. Has anyone had trouble with theirs? Do the grooves get grimy and hard to clean? (NB I will have tile behind the cooktop.)

I would like to use actual beadboard rather than the panels--has anyone had problems with that separating? I have heard that if you install over a plywood underlayer the pieces won't move. OR-- is there BB panelling out there with deeper grooves? would be simpler.

Also, for those with white cabinets, has anyone painted their beadboard backsplash a color other than white? I am worried about it all being too much white (but don't want it to look too broken up either, so as usual I guess I want the impossible).

Thank you!

Holly

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