Since the summer, I have wanted to re-organise our tiny kitchen to make it easier to use thus easier to keep tidy. As it is quite small (thank God we have a larder for all the baking/food items!), I wanted to put up a peg board on one of the walls à la Emma from Red Velvet/A beautiful mess. So I bought a ordinary peg board from Home Depot, some chalkboard spray paint and painted several layers. And then we leaned it against the wall and never seemed to get around to putting it up. Not out of laziness, well perhaps a bit laziness. You see, the walls in our (rented) apartment all seem to have electricity running through them. Everywhere. It was proving tricky.

But we managed to put it up in the end (right after Christmas!) where I originally wanted it and now the kitchen feels so much more organised, tidy and it’s easier to have an overview of where everything is. And obviously it looks really stylish as well!

The peg board is finally up!

Just look at those colours - and the light!

As I have lived in London for over seven years now, I feel I am out of touch with most subjects relating to Sweden. I feel Swedish in so many ways, but yet know so little of life there. As my sister pointed out, it is because I lived in London during my “critical years”, from the age of 20 and much has changed since then.
About a third of the blogs I read come are Swedish, a way to keep up the Swedish but also to keep a jour with important topics (especially election) as I feel many of the Swedish newspapers mostly just gossip.

Many of the blogs are interesting to read because of the fashion or the “Swedishness “ of the people writing them and one blog I love more than the others is the one of UnderbaraClara. She lives up north in Sweden, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and writes about life, baking and everything in between. I absolutely adore her (and her husband’s) “new” kitchen and wish that one day I will be able to get a more “Swedishy” kitchen. One of these days…

A shelf like this would be perfect for all my cookbooks!

You’ll find more pictures of their amazing kitchen here