For the past year, I have been on a mission to make my kitchen more functional. This is how I made a DIY Wall Spice Rack made with a thrifted plate rack that is very functional.
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My kitchen is where I spend most of my time because cooking is my passion. I cook almost every meal for my family and I even prepare 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday. While I was in Culinary school, I learned that one of the most important ways to make preparing meals easier is to have a place for everything that is easy to get to. My kitchen was built in the early 1990’s so it is not laid out very well. I am trying to figure out ways to make it functional for me. The more organized a kitchen is, the easier it is to prepare meals.
My spices were originally in a kitchen drawer but I have so many jars that the drawer kept breaking because of the weight. I searched Pinterest and other sites and I could not find anything that would work in my kitchen. A spice rack on the wall close to the stove will probably work the best for my kitchen.
When I saw this plate rack in the thrift store, I thought that it might work. The plate rack only cost me a few dollars.
The spice rack is going to need something to go in front of the spice jars to hold the jars in place. I can’t order a bar because of the unusual length I need so I am going to have to create a bar.
2-90 degree elbows
While searching through Home Depot, I decide to purchase a wood dowel and spray paint the dowels antique gold. You can also use a thin piece of wood trim and just nail it to the rack. I want mine to look like a gold metal round bar. In the plumbing section, I found these 90 degree 1/2 inch copper elbows which I think will work perfectly to secure the dowel to the shelf.
The dowels fit perfectly in the elbows. Check to make sure they fit together while you are at the store.
I did not use the T shape pieces so I will be returning those.
Cut the dowels the desired length to hold the jars in place. Glue and spray paint the wood dowel and elbow and let dry.
Securing the dowels to the plate rack
Cut and glue a half inch piece of the wood dowel to the rack.
Secure the glued dowel piece to the rack with a small nail just for extra security.
Attach the painted dowel to the half in piece of wood with glue.
My DIY spice rack made with a thrifted plate rack has definitely made preparing meals much easier.
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