I promised to keep you informed of my home improvement projects while I take a break from sewing for the next few weeks. Last week was full of creative endeavors of the nesting kind. This was all inspired by moving my studio to the dining room, but other rooms must be fixed up in order to get there. This is because all the unfinished home projects decided to live in the dining room until their special time came around. Now is the time they get to become finished projects, so I can take over the dining room. Clear as mud? Good.
The first thing we got out of the way was to finish the spice rack in the kitchen. Two shelves were hung a year ago, but 2 more shelves and dozens more spice jars were waiting for their turn to show off. So here is the finished wall of spice…..(I think it needs a drumroll)
There are 4 shelves, and I counted 76 different spice containers up there. Sixty-eight of those are the Rajtan jars from IKEA that come in packs of 4 jars for $2.99. The shelves are Ribba picture ledges, also from IKEA. We bought all this stuff many months ago. Last week we finally finished the project. We love it! And yes, we use all of those spices for cooking.
What’s so creative about that spice rack? You have to do lots of wandering around IKEA before you realize the picture ledges are just the right size for the spice jars and why don’t we use that instead of regular shelves? And then you have to create your own labels for the jars – so I broke out the Avery label software & some simple text and borders to make those.
(additional remodel projects removed, because they just weren’t that interesting after all)