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).
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.
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.
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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