Who wouldn’t love to have implements stored in a pullout like this one, in a design by Kirstin Havnaer, Hearthstone Interior Design? They are stored upright (no rummaging) and within arm’s reach of the cooktop. Via Houzz
Burlap and White DIY Kitchen Valances. We weren't sure if we could create kitchen window valances for under $20 but we did and we loved every minute of it! DIY Valances - for under $20 from Hobby Lobby (using coupons of course). Making your own valances is easy, don't spend a fortune on home decor!