We have a lot of spices and assorted small, annoying to organize, flavoring accessories. Initially we had them piled in a cupboard in a big mess.
Yuck! (Doesn’t help that the shelve sags.) So I decided to make my own spice rack! I initially was thinking that I’d use a pegboard (which I ended up doing) but get small containers to put spices in and then hang them on hooks in the board. But a trip to Michael’s/Home Depot showed that would be a whole lot more work and waiting for things to be shipped than I’m in the mood for. So I decided on just getting baskets, which they had in these perfect little three packs. We’re pretty happy with our new spice holder! Here’s how to make your own.
|Pegboard from Home Depot ($7.87) They only sell it in 2’x4′ pieces– which is ENORMOUS so ask to have it cut in half, which should be plenty large.|
|Apply two coats of spray paint (outside, please…). This is after one coat of “satin moss green” ($3.87). Let the paint dry about 30 minutes in between coats and then about an hour after the final coat.|
|Insert baskets ($9.97) however you’d like them. I prefer them symmetrically (for now) but the nice thing about pegboards is that you can move everything around!|
|Attach firmly to the wall. We used 3 screws– two on the top, outside edges and one in the middle.|
|Before it’s loaded up.|
|Final product! The great thing about the different sized baskets is that you can fit larger bottles than you’d be able to otherwise.|