We Need More Spice: Alison’s updated spice rack

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We Need More Spice: Alison’s updated spice rackby househomeon.We Need More Spice: Alison’s updated spice rackOne of my favorite projects I’ve ever done is to completely copy-cat a spice rack I saw on Nine Red. Of course, now that the spice cabinet doesn’t look as empty, it’s reason to buy even more spices, right? So it appears. I knew that it might be time to give my spice rack a […]

One of my favorite projects I’ve ever done is to completely copy-cat a spice rack I saw on Nine Red. Of course, now that the spice cabinet doesn’t look as empty, it’s reason to buy even more spices, right? So it appears. I knew that it might be time to give my spice rack a baby brother (just like I did to my two oldest kids) and I got ANOTHER vintage soda crate, painted the edges yellow, ordered MORE glass jars, and started filling them up (with a little help).

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Then I realized how beautiful these spices look from the bottom of the jar, but we couldn’t identify exactly what the spices were. I had made labels, but you had to pull the spices out to make sure they were the spices you were looking for. I needed a way to label the bottles from the outside, but not cover up the bottom of the jars and hid all that gorgeous spicy color that really makes the spice rack a piece of art. So, I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and went to town labeling the rack itself, under each hole. The rack itself is slightly curved, so my writing came out looking like my 5-year old’s handwriting, but when you step back and take a look, it just adds to the charm of the rack itself, so I ended up not minding.

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I still made sure there were labels on the jars so when we pull out several at a time we don’t get them confused. And if we ever change spices out, it’s as easy as painting over a label and relabeling it (which I had to do twice when I messed up the labels!) They’re all in alphabetical order at the moment, but if we have to mess it up, we don’t mind.

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Then the hubs hung them up and we had 47 (one empty jar) beautiful spice jars showing off, each labeled so we pull the right one! What do you think?

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Ever gone back to a project to make it bigger/better/brighter? Tell us about it!

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