Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Custom Spice Rack

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,


Ronda Walker said...

Love the spice rack. Handy Hubbies are a good thing. To paint or not to paint? Could be a place to add a splash of fun color to the kitchen.

Samantha said...

Love it! I would have to paint or stain that sucker immediately. I'm a horribly messy cook!

Angela said...

Nice! My refrigerator is on the end so I could get one of those magnetic type of shelves and do it that way. I have way too many spices! lol

Custom Comforts said...

Great idea. Isn't it amazing how creative we can be when space is at a premium?

Country Gal said...

Awesome I like it to , looks good. Great job Country boy ! It is the little things that count ! Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a good day !

Lynn said...

Looks like you came up with a great solution-enjoy:@)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Clever *and* cute! I had a spice rack in a nice convenient location that my Mr. made when he was in HS shop class (a very long time ago). I still have the spice rack, but with the modern convenience added of a wall-mounted microwave.. my spice rack had to go into storage. For now. You have inspired me to find a place for it again! -Tammy

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