Another small house project has been completed! At my old house I had a shallow, stud-deep cabinet that I used as a spice rack. Unfortunately I never took a picture of it, but it was something like this:
It was so nice having all of my spices lined up so I never had to dig in cabinets to search for something. I used to use the lazy-susan method, but it never failed that the spice I was looking for wound up being at the very center and by the time I got to it I had knocked over six other things in the process.
I wanted something similar to my old built-in rack, but there's not really a good spot in my new kitchen for a built-in cabinet and I didn't want to sacrifice any of my regular cabinet space, so we decided to build little shelves for the side walls of the pantry.
|Pay no attention to my messy pantry.|
My dad built the shelves in a matter of an hour or two. All you need are a few pieces of 1 x 4 wood, a saw, some screws and a screwdriver, a bracket or two and some paint if you want them painted. In all it cost about $20 to make two sets of shelves (one for each side of the pantry). We did six shelves of varying height on each set. If you had some scrap wood laying around, you could conceivably do this for free!
|Dad hanging my spice shelves!|
I can't wait to fill them! (The paint was not quite dry so I have to wait a little).