Sunday, August 11, 2013

spicing up life

my handy husband made a spice rack for me for christmas last year. he's a pro at converting pallet boards and recycled wood into unique furniture pieces (like this coffee table and record stand). he even incorporated a chalk board into this piece (and if you haven't heard about my love for chalk board, look here and here and here and here). it's fantastic! unfortunately, mccormick plastic spice jars are just not cute enough to display, so i headed over to this container supply site for some cute, matchy spice jars (for a really reasonable price) and got some labels from the container store. with two moves in the span of seven months, we hadn't had a chance to put everything together until recently. i love how it turned out. have a look...











8 comments:

  1. this looks SOOOO great, heather! i want one!

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  2. thanks, anne! he did a good job :)

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  3. This turned out super cute, and looks like something that would work perfectly in my kitchen! Do you happen to remember what size jars you purchased? Thanks for sharing this project!

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    1. hi, jenna! thanks for checking. i ordered the clear straight round glass jars in 1 oz, 4oz, and 9oz sizes. i actually picked the sizes because they all had the same lids (not all lids are made for all jars). they ended up working out great for the size of my shelves. good luck!

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    2. Awesome, thanks! Our new kitchen has zero shelf/counter space around the stove, so I've been searching for a cute solution! Also, I posted a question twice by accident, so disregard the second one ;)

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  4. I love this! And it looks like it'd be perfect for our new house. Do you happen to remember the sizes of the jars you purchased? Thanks for sharing this project!

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  5. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Can you please supply directions? I found "repurposed" wood at Hobby Lobby, but have no idea how to attach the shelves. Thanks!

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    1. hi there! this was a gift, so i don't have any instructions to offer. i did ask my husband how he constructed it. he said the shelves are fastened with wood screws. the screws are counter sunk so you can plug the holes with wood from a spare board. (you need a special plug cutter to make the plugs.) hope that helps!

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