As a hobbiest chef, my husband has LOTS of spices. We’re talking more than the tiny spinning thing on the counter can hold. In our old rental, he filled the cabinet above the stove and even had some rows double stacked!
So I knew that our new kitchen needed to have some way to organize this stash of spiciness and of course turned to trusty Pinterest, where I found this DIY pantry door spice rack. I then promptly had a Gru ‘light bulb’ moment. I showed it to the hubs, who was definitely game to build something that not only put his spices within easy reach of the stove, but also gave them a dedicated space to stay.
Please just ignore that tool pile on the counter behind the door. With all the on-going projects I’ve lined up for the hubs, I have set aside my twitchy OCD ways and agreed to keep tools in the kitchen for quick access – that is UNTIL the major projects are done, which should be fairly soon!
He followed the building plans with a slight modification. He used freebie paint stir sticks from the orange box store instead of dowels for the front retaining rungs. Told ya, he was smart! And he’s becoming quite the thrifty DIYer.. of course not counting the tools he’s recently acquired. 😉
I will probably paint it white at some point, but for the time being it works just fine a’ natural. Now if only our measuring spoons had cutesy little holes to be hung on the side! Mental note: be on the lookout for clearance heart measuring spoon sets after Valentines Day.