When living in a small space, one must carefully utilize every inch of space to maximize storage and to accomplish daily tasks as easy as possible. And, for me, that means that it can't be cluttered either. Maybe that part comes from my training as a graphic designer and from the few photography classes I took where we learned about the importance of white space. I digress. (Squirrel! (a few of you will get that, ha!))
Anyhoo, little by little I'm coming up with ideas to best utilize the space I have here in the 5th wheel. The latest being a spice rack to hold my growing collection of spices.
Funny, when CountryBoy was doing the cooking before my arrival he only had a couple of spices... sea salt, ground pepper, meat tenderizer and chili powder!
Since my arrival, the spice collection has grown! When it began to outgrow the cabinet space they were originally in I purchased a double-tiered (cuz that was about my only somewhat suitable choice at the superstore) and put it by the stove where I would be using the spices.
Problem was, it took up a lot of precious counter space.
I came up with the idea of making a spice rack that would mount to the outer wall of the fridge (not the fridge itself) which is to the left of the stove.
CountryBoy put it together for me in less than an hour and wullah, my new spice rack...
I absolutely love it!
It's out of the way yet so convenient and, I have my counter space back. Yay!
I smile every time I look at it and when it comes time to cook I appreciate the ease of getting to my spices. Love it!
I'm still trying to decide whether I should paint or stain it or do I want to just leave it natural. Although, I will probably need to do something to it so that it will be easier to wipe off. After all, it IS near the stove where messes can happen!
Till next time,