Thursday, October 9, 2008

Spice it up a Knotch....BAMMMMM (altered spice rack)

I have a friend that came over the other day. She's a southern gal, and cooks AMAZING foods. We got to talking about spices, etc, and I asked her if spices expire. She gave me a "LOOK" that told me they do. Then I told her I had my spice rack that I bought when we got married over 8 years ago. She gave me a worse look. I think she puked a bit...that was the

Needless to say, when she left, I emptied out all my spices into the garbage can (smelled wonderful)and then steam washed the jars. Why throw something away when you can re-use it, right? But it was soooo ugly, so I wanted to pretty it up and make it into a button holder. I KNOW its been done before..a million times, by a million scrappers...but not by here's my version!

Here are some before pics...yuck...

Then I put some fabric and ribbon on the top

I altered the bottles by adding ribbons to the sides, flowers with coordinating button colors to the tops, and buttons inside..yum!

I painted the spice rack creamy white cause it was too Dark.....then when i was done it was too Soo.......I got some sage colored acrylic paint and mixed some water with it, and did a wash over the top of the white...much better! I wish the colors looked better in the picture!

Here is the finished product. My my greatest creation ever, but way better than what it used to look like, and I love it cause it swivels! wooo hoo!

Jadyn loved watching mommy making the flower covered containers and shaking the buttons.

"are these for me, mommy?"

"no honey, they're for mommy"

"why do u always get everything?"

"oh boy..."



"I axed you a question!"




Katie said...

That is absolutely lovely! I love how it all goes together!

Anonymous said...

I said it before and I'll say it again....GORGEOUS my darling. Can't wait to get my own!


~Kammie~ said...

OMG Jill--that is AWESOME!!!! what a great I wish I didn't throw out my old one :O(

Awesome Abby said...


The Biggest Blessing Is Being Called Mama said...

Ugh, you make me sick in envy!!!
That is freaking adorable!
Great job!!!

Dona'Scrap said...

gorgeous! love it! want it!

TxScrapAddict said...

I have that same conversation with my DS! LOL! Beautiful job on the spice rack!

Tish said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Now I wish I had a spice rack to alter.

Lauren Elizabeth said...

That's cute! Now you need another spice rack for the new spices you'll buy. My family makes the SpiceStack - it stores and organizes 27+ spice bottles from the grocery store in your kitchen cabinet. Check it out at and Happy Organizing!

LaurieStar said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Love it!

The Gurganious Family said...


ali said...

That is cute and creative! I love it!


Suzanne said...

Awesome! Hope you entered this in to be published. Lots of mags are looking for home dec projects and I'm sure this would get picked for publication.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is awesome! I need to go find me a spice rack...


nancie said...

I love this idea!

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