If you cook much, you know how important spices and seasonings are. Here’s how to store more spices with our easy DIY spice rack.
It’s been almost two years since we finished our kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. I’ve said many times on Instagram, that it’s one of my all-time favorite room makeovers/renovations that Dean and I have ever done.
That’s partly because it’s perfectly in tune with my current style loves (shiplap, open shelving, lots of white, hints of black and wood). But it’s also partly because it’s so darn functional.
When I designed the kitchen, I was very deliberate in planning where everything would go. I set up zones for cooking, cleaning, storage and guests (the coffee bar/mini fridge combo area).
I have many favorite spaces and storage options in the this kitchen. In the cooking zone, one of my favorite storage solutions was our simple DIY spice rack and spice storage.
How To Store More Spices with This Easy DIY Spice Rack!
This DIY really couldn’t be any easier. And it’s a very satisfying way to get your kitchen more organized in an hour or less!
- Picture ledges
- Screws & drywall plugs
- Canning jars
- Canning jar labels
- Various spices, seasonings and herbs
1. Measure your the wall space you have in your desired location. Choose your picture ledges base on this. When we made our diy spice rack, we used 2 of the longer Ikea Ribba picture ledges cut in half. At the moment, it seems that those are only available on Amazon. (While Ikea has a new picture ledge called the MOSSLANDA, you will want to double check to see if the canning jars you choose fit.)
2. Hold the picture ledge up to the wall where you’d like it to be. Place a small level on the shelf, adjust shelf until level and mark the screw holes with a pencil. Repeat for additional shelves. (If you cut your selves in half, you may also need to drill additional holes in the shelf backs to affix them to the wall.)
3. Drill the pencil-marked holes in the wall using an appropriately-sized drill bit. Insert drywall plugs, if needed, to fit the screws you’ve chosen to use.
4. Place the picture ledges in the correct spot and screw into place (either with your drill and a screwdriver bit, or a screwdriver).
5. Place your individual spices into jars and label accordingly.
Voila! Now you have a super organized spice storage solution. And you can store even more spices than those silly little store bought spice jars and racks can hold!
Bonus points for alphabetizing your spices too!