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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just Hanging Out

I HAVE A PROJECT TO SHARE!  I know sorry about the yelling but I know what you are all thinking..."Its about time!"  This project is actually a pin-spiration from a while back that I have been staring at but have kept putting off.  I mean its not even really that hard to do but I was waiting to get pretty measuring cups.  Dont judge I use my measuring cups all the time!  I was in Sur La Table the other day and they have these really cool fun colored measuring cups.  Well they had them in green and thats all she wrote, I had to have them.

Arent they cute with the fun colors?!  I bought the cups and the tablespoons to replace my old mismatched ugly white plastic ones.  Back to the pin which you can see a picture of below. Truth be told this was one of the first pins so I never visited the site I just saw the picture and knew I could do it, but she has a good tutorial on her site which is a little different from how I did it.  Oh her site there is a link to buy the vinyl labels you see and a conversion chart so if your interested in that check out her site for the details on that.


On to the project.  Here is my cabinet door before...make sure you measure your cabinet door because Im not sure cabinets are universally the same.

You can see here that the cabinet door is thicker on the outside than on the inside and this really is a good thing because you dont want the screw coming through the cabinet door that would be ugly.  For the wood pieces use whatever you have around the house and cut it to make it fit.  We had scrap thin ply-wood sitting around that was perfect for this.

Here are both of the wood pieces with the hooks in them.  The hooks are so easy to install, just measure where you want them to be placed (remembering that the measuring cups are larger as they go so make sure your spacing is wide enough to compensate for that) mark your spot and screw the hooks into the board.  Easy peasy.  To make for easier hanging joe bent the hooks so there was a wider opening.

Above is the back shot of the wood piece (messy paint on the back is no problem since you wont see it yay).  You can see here tha Joe made the indention so that the wood would sit flat on the whole door and not have a gab where the cabinet door was thinner from the cabinet door frame.  Such a smart man.  You can skip this step if you want but it wasnt too hard to do and a flush fit is always better to a gap fit.

Before you screw the boards in make sure they are level and mark your spots on the cabinet and the wood piece.  Make holes in the wood piece before you start screwing into the door because then you take the risk of pushing too hard to get through the door and wood and going all the way through the door so be careful.

Wood pieces in place, measuring cups in place...but something is missing...THATS RIGHT I have cool printables (link here) that I laminated!!

Ahh much better.  This printable is a conversion chart that I love because it has all the weird measurements that I have googled in the past.  Oh and if you notice there are only 4 teaspoon/tablespoon measurers so that means I dont have the 1/2 tbsp which I use all the time.  Well this conversion chart tells you how many teaspoons are in 1/2 tablespoon, pretty cool huh.  If you want to buy a print you can or they have the graphic large enough to print and again you can find that here.

Thats another thing off the to-do list!!  Now if we could just get that yard sign finished Im dying to see that go in the front yard!  What projects are you dying to finish but are having a hard time finding the motivation?

Project Housewife Out!

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  1. I like this idea, much better than digging to find the measuring cup you need

  2. Hi! Visiting from Michelle's Tasty Creations! Such a fun idea! I love how you have the conversion chart above them.. so smart!

    Im going to poke around your site.. if you get a chance I would love for you to share this on my Friday link party tomorrow!

    1. Thanks for the invite over Kelley, I just linked up and what a cute blog you have. I cant wait to see what you have in store for us next!

  3. Hi Rachael,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This is an AMAZING idea. My measuring spoons and cups always seem to get lost in the drawers.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. What a handy use of space! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  5. That should make your life easier and it was very well executed. Congratulations!