I just finished a storage project for my kitchen wall in my apartment that makes use of vertical space.
As most of you know, I don’t use the kitchen drawers or cabinets in my apartment for various reasons.
Instead I use free standing furniture and vertical storage.
How I Created Vertical Storage In My Kitchen:
Vertical storage is vital for those living in a small space home. I implement vertical storage in every way that I can.
For the first project, I chose one of my old vintage washboards as well as a wood herb box. This herb box has a hook at the top of it to use for hanging.
I put both the washboard and the box on the floor and tapped a nail into the washboard. Then I hung the steel hook of the box onto the washboard.
I use the herb box to store frequently used kitchen items like Saran Wrap and aluminum foil.
Then I placed a couple of nails in the wall to hang the washboard, and hung the lip of the washboard over the nails.
I used poster putty behind each side of the herb box to hold it to the washboard. Then I did the same thing with the washboard hanging on the wall.
I was afraid I might cause my impromptu arrangement to fall when I reached up to get aluminum foil or Saran Wrap, etc. Thus the use of poster putty.
It was so easy and the task was accomplished in 5-10 minutes.
I have other washboards in my decorating arsenal. So I took one of the smaller ones and hung it on nails underneath the first one.
This corner of my kitchen is where my European style washer/dryer is located. So I felt it was appropriate to decorate the walls with washboards.
I use magnets to hold things on the washboard.
Where I Store Measuring Spoons:
Another way I use vertical storage is my kitchen is with this wooden cow. I put screw hooks into the cow and hung the cow on the wall.
This is where I keep measuring spoons.
I hung a black frame around the cow to make the placement of the cow look more cohesive.
How I Vertically Store Oven Mitts:
Since I don’t have a pantry, I store pantry items in this red cupboard that sits on top of a large rolling cart.
And next to that I hung this little red rooster decor with hooks where I now hang oven mitts.
All it took was a couple of nails in the red rooster to hang it on the wall next to the red cupboard.
How I Store Colanders & Other Utensils:
Somewhere along the line I picked up this rake part at an antique mall or garage sale. I spray painted it red and hung it on a nail on the wall.
It became a nifty little place to hang a colander and other kitchen utensils.
All of the above photos show you ways I implement vertical storage in my kitchen. You just have to think outside of the box to find ways to create storage where you don’t have it.
Use what you have and upcycle objects to hang on your wall to create vertical storage. It’s fun and you’ll enjoy being creative.