Psssst – it’s me. I’ve been a bad, bad blogger guys – I’m so sorry. We’ve just been overwhelmed with projects big and small around our new home (including building our own garage! What?!) that I’ve been neglecting my blogger duties. Well, I’m back at the helm, and ready to talk spices. Or Spice Girls. (Puhlease… I love me some Spiceworld!)
See, I have a spice storage dilemma. At our old house, I stashed my ever-growing collection of spice jars and bottles in a cabinet above the stove. The cabinet was fairly shallow, so it was easy to see everything and grab whatever I needed. Sadly, that isn’t the case at our new house – all of the cabinets are tall and deep, and they have pull-out drawers. I could store my spices on one of the drawers, but a) It would be a waste of space, since there cabinets are so tall and spice jars are, what, 4″ tall?; and b) I keep envisioning glass jars tipping over and shattering on the kitchen floor every time I pulled out the spice drawer.
But the flip side of having tall cabinets? I can hang a spice rack inside one of the cabinet doors. One of the cabinets is 40″ high – the perfect height for a spice rack. So last night I was all, “I’ma order a $20 spice rack off Amazon and get this job done.” Amazon had pretty slim pickings, though. After browsing through 10 pages of search results, I could found a handful of shelves that were tall enough or had enough space, and even those were pretty plain, bordering on ugly.
So I’ve made the executive decision to buy a vintage or handmade spice rack from Etsy, or make one myself.
Shanty2Chic wrote a detailed post on crafting your own spice rack.
But it’s a little plain. I’m in love with this spice rack framed with crown molding:
Photo by James Carriere via House Beautiful
I might even take it to the next level by painting it a fresh color – I love the look of this distressed blue/mint shelf:
If I were made of money (or if I had an all-expenses-paid spree at Pottery Barn) I’d order this rustic mahogany cubby organizer and mount it on the kitchen wall. I adore the hand-painted numbers on each cubby.
Via Pottery Barn
So that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ll keep you guys posted on the outcome of our Spice Storage Dilemma (duh-duh-dun).
How do you store your spices? Any tips or ideas?