This past weekend we hibernated in the house. The ugly, gray and frigid phase of winter is upon us! I worked on a project that I’ve wanted to tackle for awhile and Hannah did some serious crafting. She is going to post a review on a craft product she purchased yesterday, so check back later this week.
Currently I’m using a stepped metal stand that is suppose to make it easier to see all the spices. It’s not working for me. Invariably every time I reach into the cabinet to pull out a spice, several others fall out too. I saw a product that would line the perimeter of the cabinet, but the dimensions would not work well in my cabinet. So I sketched out a plan and made my own version of a skinny shelf.
Here are some before pictures
Pretty awful right? First, I cleared everything out of the cabinet and measured for the dimension on the spice shelf.
BTW, who needs this much salt!!
I wanted to build a skinny shelf that would run down one side of the cabinet and half way across the back. The taller spice bottles will sit on the bottom and the shorter ones can be stacked two high if necessary. My hope is that I will have a clear view of what I have on hand all within easy reach. I sketched out a simple plan and ran up to Lowes to get my supplies.
At Lowes I purchased a round dowel and 1 yard stick. Less than $5 total.
You will also need a saw, miter box (optional but helpful), hammer, measuring tape, sandpaper, small finishing nails and Velcro tabs.
Measure and cut the measuring stick as well as the legs from the dowel. Sand the cut edges of the legs.
Nail the legs onto to ends of the measuring stick
Super simple, not beautiful, but very functional!
I used the Velcro tabs , one on each end of the shelf, to adhere the shelf to the cabinet for added stability. I ‘ve had this in place for a couple of months and am very happy with how it’s working. I did throw away two outdated spice bottles, but that’s it (oh and the excess salt!)
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