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Easy DIY Spice Rack

I have a small, cramped kitchen......whew, glad I got that off my chest! My saving grace is that I love organization and finding new and creative ways to store and organize! One of those areas in the kitchen in constant need of organization are my spices. There are so many tiny jars that are hard to see and if you don't stay on top of your inventory, you'll end up duplicating spices and eventually throwing them away! This easy DIY project can be done in ONE day with only a few supplies:

  • A piece of wood trim (6.5 linear ft)

  • Small amount of white paint (I used leftover trim paint)

  • Antiquing Glaze (optional)

  • Piece of Steel (2' x 1' purchased at Lowes)

  • Piece of 1/4" plywood

  • Magnetic Spice Jars (purchased on Amazon)

As I mentioned, my kitchen is really tight and space is definitely a commodity! With limited cabinet space I essentially have one shelf delegated to spices and this is what it looks like! A mess!

So I set out for a solution......did I mention I have a small kitchen? And to add more salt (no pun intended) to the wounds, no counter space, so the solution had to be a wall or the refrigerator!

I searched online and found these on Amazon, they'e inexpensive and each container fits 3 oz which can easily fit the spice contained in most spice jars (which are usually about 2.2 - 2.54 oz). Genius! So now I just had to find an area that was magnetic, accessible to the stove but also out of the way. I could put them on the side of the refrigerator however that creates an obstacle and prevents the cabinet from opening up all the way, which kind of defeats the purpose.

So I found a perfect spot on the wall, close enough to the stove and to the left of the pantry.

I went to Lowe's and found a sheet of steel and an 8ft. run of simple trim. I painted the trim white and then used a Antiquing Glaze to give it a distressed look.

You'll also need 1/4" plywood to adhere the metal to, I had some laying around from a previous project. Cut the plywood the size of your board and use liquid nails to adhere the steel to the board.

Miter your trim and use finishing nails to nail the frame to the plywood. Voila'!!

I have been using this spice rack for about a month now and it is super convenient! I keep duplicate spices and large containers in the cabinet and refill the containers as needed. It really have saved so much space!

Happy organizing!

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