I hung a pot rack on the wall beside my stove. It gave me loads of hanging space.
Then I found the chalkboard paint was sucking the light out of my kitchen, so I painted it out and added a task lamp:
I built a mirror frame from 1x4 planks and put it up on my shelf to reflect more light into the space.
The lights I bought for over the sink weren't cutting it, so I installed new ones. MUCH better!
I bought some inexpensive brackets from Ikea and used reclaimed wood to make more shelves on the wall opposite my sideboard.
And then I built my own pantry cabinet because I needed a custom size to fit the space beside the sideboard. It is a work in progress so this is a a photo of it in its half-finished, half painted, half the shelves installed, missing door beautiful self. If you don't like it please don't tell me! I love this cabinet. How do you like my shutter doors???
These shutters have been kicking around for years. I have no idea where they came from originally, I'm just thrilled I could finally put them to use.
So I'm still working away on the natural daylight deal. I have two or three more ideas up my sleeve but you'll have to stay tuned for the reveals!
Have a great week!