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where are your aprons?

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
stupid topic I know. but I am not happy wherever I seem to put them.

I only have two. One VERY OUTDATED OUTGROWN VERY BORING but utilitarian apron that I use all the time and one sort of frivolous half apron. I can't seem to make them look good anywhere.

We have a very small space, let's see if this works. This is our kitchen: http://picasaweb.google.com/wood.ver...35300666723234

I had them hanging by the duster over there, but it just looks messy, I also have hung them hanging of the pantry door or a nail on the side of the cabinet you can't really see on the right.

uuugh. I really. really. want a pretty apron. that makes me feel like a vintage domestic queen, BUT I am giving up on the idea if I don't have any place to put them away where they look 'neat'.

sorry to be so bothersome on such a frivolous ordeal
post #2 of 40
Can you hang them on some inside door (pantry, for example)?
Maybe it would help to make one (if you sew) from a nice fabric ("Scandinavian style" plaid or something the like so you really like to look at them?
post #3 of 40
I love to get crazy sewing stuff, just flying by the seat of my yoga pantz, and I would totally find a way to sew the half apron onto the utilitarian one, so it's at least halfway cute and then fold it up and store it with the kitchen towels or another drawer somewhere.
post #4 of 40
Sigh, I have the same problem. No pantry - so no place to hang a hook. I just roll the aprons up and stick them in the cupboard with my baking pans and measuring cups. Then they tend to get buried once the baking is over and the dishes are done and put away. Which means that I usually forget to take it out and use it.

I would figure out the most accessible place to hang them, but where you think they look neat and/or pretty. The pantry is probably the spot.
post #5 of 40
I fold mine and keep them with my napkins and dish towels.
post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
I fold mine and keep them with my napkins and dish towels.
me too
post #7 of 40
I hang mine on a hook inside the pantry. If I didn't have one, then I'd probably fold and keep in a kitchen drawer (like where my towels are).
post #8 of 40
here's my kitchen..... http://www.flickr.com/photos/vmdesigns/3376263926/

i keep my aprons folded up in the top drawer to the right of my sink. i can't stand the messiness of them hanging out in view. my towels and dish cloths are in a drawer below them.
post #9 of 40
I love seeing other people's kitchens!

I keep my aprons folded in a drawer with the extra dishtowels. We use a LOT of dishtowels, so yes, I have some extra set aside.

I have two cute full aprons and one half apron. One of the full aprons was a gift made for me by a dear, dear friend. It has fairies all over it. The other full apron I got at the farmer's market this summer and it has ladybugs on it. The half apron was a gift from an old friend from work a bazillion years ago. It has a cat on it.

Etsy has some really cute and reasonably priced aprons if you decide to splurge and buy a new apron you would like seeing out in your kitchen. Or maybe you could restyle your apron as someone up thread suggested.

If you spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen, it is kind of big deal if you are uncomfortable there. Nobody wants to spend time in an area that makes them feel restless.
post #10 of 40
Here's my kitchen. I have mine and the kids' aprons hung up on the bakers rack. I don't have the drawer space to fold them up and keep them in a drawer.
post #11 of 40
Thread Starter 
okay, okay these are GREAT suggestions, but I guess I didn't do a good job at showing how tiny my kitchen is.

I love the drawer idea, but folks I have TWO! One teeny tiny one that we actually cut part of a normal silverware holder off so that it would fit- so obviously that one holds all our flatware. The other drawer hold can openers, spatula, skewers, thermometer, cookie cutters etc.

I'd hang it inside my pantry but then the child locks wouldn't close (you wouldn't have liked to see what that was like when they had free access to that)!

SO, if you couldn't put it in a drawer, and couldn't hang it in your pantry where would you put them?
post #12 of 40
Thread Starter 
I need to find a way to redesign my kitchen space now that I see all these functional kitchens!
post #13 of 40
I don't have any aprons, but if I did, I would most likely hang them in the hall closet. The closet is only a few feet from the kitchen. Do you have any extra space like that nearby?
post #14 of 40
So, do you have no place where you put folded dish towels or cloth napkins?
post #15 of 40
Mine are all on a hanger in the coat closet
post #16 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
So, do you have no place where you put folded dish towels or cloth napkins?
in the cupboard above the tea and coffee

never thought to put them up there

why not!?

THANK YOU

(sometimes I just astound myself with silliness-- I need to sleep more)!
post #17 of 40
So can your aprons go there? I don't know about yours but mine (three of them) fold up to take up very little space.
post #18 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by echospiritwarrior View Post
in the cupboard above the tea and coffee

never thought to put them up there

why not!?

THANK YOU
Crossposted with you, lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by echospiritwarrior View Post
(sometimes I just astound myself with silliness-- I need to sleep more)!
ME TOO!!!
post #19 of 40

I love your fruit stand. I've been looking for something like that for a few months now with no luck.
post #20 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by echospiritwarrior View Post
in the cupboard above the tea and coffee

never thought to put them up there

why not!?

THANK YOU

(sometimes I just astound myself with silliness-- I need to sleep more)!
I know what you mean about needing more sleep (wow, look at the time 1:00 am already)!

If you try the above approach and it doesn't work for you, I have another couple of suggestions. You could put it on a hook by the door so that it is camouflaged by something so that it doesn't look "messy"... Like, put a small towel rack over the hook that sticks out a little, hang the apron on the hook, and then hang some artwork over the towel rack to cover the hook and apron. Then your apron is still easily accessible (just reach behind the art), AND your kitchen looks pretty.

Do you have a cupboard below your kitchen sink? You could use some around-the-plumbing sink storage (if you haven't already done so), put a towel rack on the inside of the door and then hang the apron there (folded in half so it's not longer than the cupboard).

It's not that difficult to make an apron -- do you have a sewing machine and know how to sew, or do you know someone who has one and can teach you? An apron would make for a relatively easy first project. (you could even make one by hand, but that would take longer.)

Then, when you hang up the apron, you could put three small hooks on the door, in a triangle shape with the point going up. Hang the apron on the top hook, and then add something to the sides of the apron (similar to a hanger loops you see in dresses and skirts, only much shorter) and then you could hang your apron FLAT on the door, so that you can see the pattern of your lovely hand-made apron
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