I realize that there is a theme going on with the posts I’ve been bringing over here. They all revolve around one room in my home…the kitchen. Well, truth be told, you just learned a whole lot about me! I love love LOVE the kitchen. I love the smells, the noises of happy eaters, I love the comfort…it’s just a happy place! Today I’m showing you how I made a cute spice rack for my rental apartment for about $10 (including the containers!). I have the spices drying on my herb dryer, now I need someplace to put them! So I bring you an easy diy spice rack! Ignore the empty containers of ginger and rosemary. I’m drying rosemary. And ginger, well…it got used up to a worthy cause (cookies, of course!). But, isn’t this just great! In this apartment kitchen they don’t believe in nice cupboards. They function fine. But, there aren’t the little extra’s like…shelves?…in a few of the cupboards. So, my spices were stacked up 2-3 high. It was getting ridiculous. I use spices all the time when cooking and it was starting to bum me out how sad and pathetic my little spice cupboard was. So, I took matters into my own hands…
- expandable wooden utensil tray (try TjMaxx, Marshalls, Homegoods…etc for inexpensive and pretty ones!)
- small containers (these come in a pack of 10 from the Dollar Tree)
- labels (you can make your own. Or, go to the post-it area of your local store and find these from Avery)
- Expand your utensil tray. (be sure it’s straight)
- Screw it into place with small wood screws (again, be sure it’s straight. mine wasn’t so much. Can you tell?)
- Put the labels on your containers.
- Fill and label.
I mean, if you like spending alot of money for a spice rack…by all means, do. No, I take that back…don’t!! For the record, I added a quick coat of lavender paint on the front of mine. I was hoping to impress you all. And, it looks so lovely in my kitchen! There you have it, a quick and easy Spice Rack that you can easily do in an hour. And tune in next month when NellieBellie brings you…something from the bathroom! (probably not, but you never can tell!)