Wednesday

Spice Spice Baby

I don't know about you, but I love organization and my spices were far from organized.  They were spread out over three different cabinets and I never knew what I had.  I found myself buying duplicates of certain spices just because I didn't even know I already had them.  So, when I started organizing the cabinets to make sure everything was baby proofed I thought why not get my spices in line too.  I found this great tutorial on iheartorganizing and pretty much copied it.  

I could have sworn I took some step by step pictures, but they have gone missing.  Thankfully this is pretty easy. 

Start with some ball jars.  I used 4 oz ball jars for the smaller storage and the 8 oz ball jars for the larger storage.  

I ordered mine online from Walmart and picked them up in store.  It saves on the shipping and saves you from having to walk around Walmart hunting them down.

Then, just take the lids off and separate the rim from the lid.  I sprayed the rim (not sure what it's actually called) with Rustoleum Seaside Green.  I had it leftover from my bathroom mirror makeover.  Then, I just painted the lids with some chalkboard paint I had leftover from other projects.  I used the brush on kind because that's what I had, but spraying them with chalkboard paint would be way easier. 

Then, I just used a chalk marker to label the spices.  That way if I need to change things up I can just wipe it off and start fresh.  I also used a chalk marker to write the expiration date on the bottom of the jar that way I can make sure things stay fresh.  Then, I can just wipe the chalk marker off and change the date when I add new spices.  I just lined the drawer with some wrapping paper I picked up at Homegoods for $2.  I did adhere it to some posterboard first so it wouldn't be too flimsy.  On a side note, Homegoods has the best wrapping paper lately and you can't beat the price!




15 comments:

Julianne said...

love love love love this! i am going to have to do the same :)

Christina said...

This is absolutely adorable! The color of your rims is perfect, and those chalkboard lids -- genius!

I need to tell you that I love your blog and everything about your style. Love your passion for thrifting and making shabby things chic. I've read for awhile now and if you say it's on sale on on trend, I try to snatch it up!

Thank you for the design inspiration from one mama to another!
Christina

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Julianne, it really helps to have it all organized!. Thank you so much for the sweet comment Christina! :)

Julia Konya said...

It looks so pretty with your drawer liner too.
Once again, what a great project!

Ashley Eiban said...

This is brilliant! I've been wanting to get some cute containers for my (visible) spice shelf but haven't found anything in my budget! Totally going to steal this idea! :)

Craftivity Designs said...

Love these jars! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post! http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/03/kick-off-friday_22.html

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much!

Laura HH said...

I did the same with baby food jars. love it.Yours look cuter though.

nkiar said...

What a GREAT idea! Love the lids. Can't wait to try it.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Hi there! I am new here and let me tell you that I love your creativity. I did the same thing a few months ago so I am very pleased to see that you have done the same project. The only thing is that I run into a problem and haven't been able to figure out. How do you keep the lid and the rim together? I used a glue gun, but it didn't allow me to close the jar tightly and with time all the lids began separating from the rims. I will appreciate any suggestions?Thanks!

Bethany DeVore said...

You could try buying different lids. There should be some available online that are one solid piece, instead of a band around the lid.

Bethany DeVore said...

So cute! I've been thinking about doing this for some time now. The one thing holding me back though is that I won't be able to sprinkle spices while I'm cooking, and will have to just spoon everything out. Do you know of any way around this?

Bethany DeVore said...

I wish I did! It has been a little bit annoying not having the holes in the lid, but I usually just sprinkle it from a spoon and it works fine.

Bethany DeVore said...

I had a problem with the lids chipping. Did this happen to you or do you have any suggestions?

Bethany DeVore said...

Unfortunately, I've had the same problem. You could try priming them first, painting, and then following that with a few coats of polyurethane.

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