Spice Rack Revamp

Happy 2014! Now that the holiday season is over, we are going full force trying to finish up odds and ends around the house before our housewarming party in a few weeks. I’m planning to accomplish many lingering tasks, so the blog will (hopefully) be in a flurry of activity as well.

A few years ago, my grandfather gave me a spice rack that belonged to my grandmother who had recently passed away. Although I couldn’t use it at the time due to communal living, I knew that in the future I would love to have a piece of my grandmother’s kitchen in our home. Fast forward to moving into our own home two months ago, and the spice rack resurfaced out of the depths of my storage unit.

IMG_0700The spice rack was in perfect working order (it has a lazy susan on the bottom) but was a little outdated. Nothing a little spray paint can’t fix! Because ultimately, I’d like to paint the kitchen a light blue color, I thought I’d start small and paint the spice rack a robin’s egg blue. I got Valspar Paint + Primer in one, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to regular spray paint again! It goes on evenly and smoothly and it’s only $1 more than regular spray paint at Lowe’s. Totally worth the extra dollar!



IMG_0705Our backyard gets almost zero sunlight so the color looks weird here…


I added some washi tape to the lids and labeled the spices I had on hand. I like the washi tape because I can always change the labels if I decide to mix up my spice repertoire.



The finished product in it’s new home! Right next to the sadddd knives that can’t even cut a bell pepper. Let’s just say a new knife block will be first on the wedding registry list, even though I’m fairly sure we won’t last 5.5 months using butter knives to cut things.

I’m off to go work on the “lady cave!” The whole point of that room is for me to work on projects and write blog posts in there; let’s cross our fingers that I’ll be writing the next post from my pretty new ghost chair!