How To Rock Kitchen Counter Organization in a Styling Way

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A well organized kitchen is such a beautiful sight to behold. Turn your kitchen counter organization into a display that is not only functional but also stylin’!

I crave organization like Patrick Swayze needs Baby.  And nobody puts Baby in a disorganized corner! 😉 What can I say? It’s fun to organize! But sometimes that organization needs a little tweaking or update. That’s exactly what happened to my kitchen counter organization tray.

You may remember a couple years ago when I shared a post on how simply organizing the kitchen counter gave me more cabinet space. Well, I decided it was time to give that amazing organizational spot in my kitchen a new, fresh look. I went with a more modern black and white decor and I absolutely love it!

There are a few lucky items that did get to stay. I kept the utensils (cause I need them to cook!), my white wood pepper mill and those two gold-tipped glass oil bottles. I have too much love for those pretty little bottles to ever part with them! Plus I felt they could easily stay because they work so perfectly with the new modern decor. 

So let me tell you about the new kitchen counter organization items and why I picked them…

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White and Black Tray

As much as I loved my round wood and metal tray, I wanted a completely different look. 

So when I found this white tray with black edging I knew it was perfect for my kitchen! It was still wide enough for me to fit everything I needed on it. The rectangle shape was a nice style change. But that black trim was what really sold me. It was a fantastic contrast for my white quartz counters. 

Great kitchen counter organization with white and black tray

Ok, now here is the crazy thing about this tray. I just bought it like two weeks ago and it’s already discontinued. What the what?! Such a bummer. So I did mange to find one that’s very similar HERE and a black and white striped one HERE

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Concrete Utensil Holder

Great kitchen counter organization with concrete gray black utensil holder


For the canisters, I wanted them to pop off the tray. So I started looking for something in gray or black. When I found these gray/blackish concrete utensil holders I instantly feel in love. The concrete detail just seems to fit seamlessly into the kitchen decor. And I love the color contrast they add to the tray and the kitchen. They work so well with the white subway tile too. Such a good find!

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Oil Bottles

Yes, these are the same oil bottles. I had to keep them because they work great, they look stylish and they’re so practical. 

Great kitchen counter organization with gold topped oil bottles


I just hope they don’t break before I actually stop liking them. 😉 So bottles, if you could just do your thing for the next couple years, that would be great!

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Salt Cellar

There wasn’t really anything wrong with my previous salt cellar. But for fun, I just started looking around at different styles. 

This salt cellar caught my eye because of that tiny little wood scoop that fits inside. How adorable is that?! I wanted something with a little wood detail to compliment the wood pepper mill (similar). So, this had to get on my tray! 

Kitchen Counter Organization item glass salt cellar with wooden scoop

I love the fact that it comes with a little glass lid as well. Sometimes I prefer to leave the salt open so then I just set the cellar on top of the lid. It’s conveniently out of the way and yet still there if I want to cover the salt. 

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Small Plant

I always love the opportunity to add a tiny pop of green to my kitchen. And this kitchen counter organization tray is no different! I can not believe I am typing this BUT this little fern is officially two years old. It’s amazing that I’ve been able to keep him alive that long! 😉 

Kitchen Counter Organization item gray striped planter with green fern

And I love that small gray striped ceramic planter pot. It fits in perfectly with the neutral decor but adds a nice touch of pattern and detail to the tray. Fred the fern just loves his new little home. Can never go wrong with some stripes, right?

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So what do you think of the new look?

Kitchen Counter Organization items on white and black tray

I’m really happy that I changed up the look of my kitchen counter tray. Sometimes I feel home decor can get stuck in a rut. So it’s nice to give our eyes a new view every now and then, don’t ya think?

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A well organized kitchen is such a beautiful sight to behold. Turn your kitchen counter organization into a display that is not only functional but also stylin'!

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You can see how I put together my first kitchen counter organization tray by clicking HERE.

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  1. I love your kitchen tray & how you put it all together! I am needing a new pepper mill (mine has a big crack in the side) & was wondering where you got yours? I really like the combination of wood & white.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Marcella! Thank you for the sweet comments! I actually bought that pepper mill about three years ago and it has since been discontinued. Sorry!

  2. Hi! I LOVE your kitchen tray and want to copy it. I can’t find a similar tray. Can you recommend one please?

    1. Hi Kristen! I’m sorry, but unfortunately I don’t have any other recommendations. I think that style of tray has been discontinued because I can’t find any similar trays at all. So sorry. 🙁

  3. It looks great and everything you need, I have a High side basket, think I’ll change that love your tray

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