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Spice Rack DIY

Here’s a quick kitchen Spice-Up!

Starting with a sweet little spice rack idea. I’ve been wanting one for a while. Sadly, I’ve been stashing my spices in a small box on the bottom shelf of my rolling “island” until I could figure something out. Well, when I was working on my magazine-rack project I worked out a plan to build my spice rack along the side of the upper cabinets. Perfect! They are out of direct sunlight, but still easy to get to.


Spice Rack - White Tulip Designs


I knew I wanted something simple that would blend in to the decor/layout of the kitchen pretty seamlessly. So I created shelves that had a platform attached to a brace piece with trim around the outside to keep my jars from sliding off.


Spice Rack - White Tulip Designs             Spice Rack - White Tulip Designs


I used a hand-held staple gun (Craftsman) to nail the shelves together. I’ve had my staple gun for years and I use it quiet often! For this project I used simple brad nails. The shelves are pre-painted the pieces white to make sure I had covered all the little nooks and crannies. At this point, I measured the height of my bottles (more about those later) and marked how far part the shelves should be placed. Then, I screwed each shelf to the side of my cabinet (check with a level first), through the brace, in two places.

Spice Rack -White Tulip Designs


After they were all in place, I wiped them down and painted over everything in the same white paint (Valspar – Bistro White) I had used for the cabinets.


Spice Rack - White Tulip Designs


After visiting a fantastic spice shop on a day trip to Charlotte, NC (Savory Spice Shop) and collecting fun new spices to try I bought a new set of glass spice jars (see below) and I am so excited to finally be able to fill them up and use them! If you live in an area that is close to any of thier locations, I highly recommend stopping in. They are locally owned and I had the most wonderful time perusing the shelves while one of the owners answered my questions and taught me some new tricks for using exotic spices.

Stay tuned this week as I will be offering a free spice label printable and tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Custom Spice Rack from White Tulip Designs


 *Please note, this post does include affiliate links. However, the opinions included are my own.

For printable Spice Labels click here! Or, would you like to see the Kitchen tour before – click here?

I’m linking up over at: RemodelaholicThe Scoop, Metamorphosis Monday , Your Turn To ShineWow Us Wednesday

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Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 10/29/2015 - 10:16 am

Thank you Mary!

Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 10/29/2015 - 9:36 am

Thank you Sharilee, I’m so glad you stopped by!

Mary-In the boondocks - 10/28/2015 - 6:11 pm

What a great idea. Very smart and practical to find a place for them over there. And they will be easy to get to also for cooking.

Sharilee - 10/28/2015 - 10:36 am

I love that the spices/oils no longer take up cupboard space, which in my kitchen is very precious. The glass containers and labels make these necessities, art. Well done!

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Zircon Interior - 07/16/2015 - 1:47 am

Hey Jennifer, Your spice rack is stylish and you can put some bottles on it. Its great idea and thanks for sharing it with us.

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Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 06/01/2015 - 10:10 pm

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela McKinney - 06/01/2015 - 7:42 pm

I hate living in a rented apartment because I would love to do this but cant here. Glad you shared at #HomeMattersParty

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 04/29/2015 - 9:35 am

I love Charlotte! We’re about 2 hours away so it makes for a nice day trip. (Thanks!)

Lauren @BlesserHouse - 04/28/2015 - 10:59 pm

WHAT!? You were in Charlotte? That’s where I am! This turned out so so cute. I love the little spice jars you found. Thanks so much for linking up!

Lou Lou Girls - 04/27/2015 - 2:23 pm

This looks so incredible! I’m always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 04/13/2015 - 10:44 pm

Thank you!

Stella Lee@ Purfylle - 04/13/2015 - 10:23 pm

I’m a little bit in love with your white paint. It makes your spice rack look so clean and bright.

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 04/13/2015 - 8:47 pm

Thank you!

Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod - 04/13/2015 - 7:42 pm

Jennifer – once again – we are amazed at your creativity and talent! Love your new spice rack…the bottles are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Something To Talk About Link Party! Our readers are in for a treat 🙂

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Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 03/31/2015 - 9:00 pm

Thank you!

Katherines Corner - 03/31/2015 - 12:25 pm

love it! Such a practical diy I always appreciate having my spices close at hand too. Hugs

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