Reclaimed Wood for Kitchen Organization

Over at It’s Overflowing, Aimee shares a quick organization project that started with a pile of wood.  “This reclaimed wood sitting on a neighbor’s curb on trash day was screaming rescue me!” she says.

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Aimee took the wood home and used some of it to build small, multi-level shelves for her spice cabinet.  “Three levels for my spices is so ideal — I have always loved the staircase effect I have for my canned goods, not sure what took me so long to set my spices up with the same royal treatment!   I love having every square inch of my kitchen totally useable!” Aimee explains.  It’s a simple project that fulfills a kitchen storage problem many of us have–thanks for an easy solution, Aimee!

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You can find out more about this project at It’s Overflowing.

New Use for an Old Spice Rack

At Redhead Can Decorate, Julie just figured out something that’s pretty nifty.  “It was 7 am and I was making my husband’s tea.  My droopy eyes wandered onto the spice rack Rick gave me for Christmas 21 years ago.”  Something about that spice rack caught her eye.

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Julie looked at the packaging (called “K-cups” for the tea she was brewing in her Keurig machine, and realized it was the same size as the holes in that spice rack.  Since Julie uses her Keurig much more often than the spices in that spice rack, she was quick to switch out spices for K-cups!  Now Julie has the perfect way to keep her K-cups organized and ready for brewing nearby her Keurig.  Better still, this project didn’t cost her a cent–just made better use of what she already had on hand.

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Click over to Redhead Can Decorate to get the recipe for coffee cake that Julie shared along with this K-cup storage tip.

Chalkboard Spice Rack

Amy from Atta Girl Says was rummaging around at a yard sale when she saw this framed jaguar needlepoint sitting on a table. She walked away wondering who in the world would by it. Then a glimpse of the item from another angle had Amy scurrying over to stake her claim.


If you are curious about Amy’s abrupt change of heart, it was the realization that a very cool vintage spice rack was housed behind the needlepoint that made Amy so eager to bring it home. She gave it a facelift with some milk paint and replaced our feline friend with a chalkboard.


You will have to head over to Atta Girl Says to see the treasure inside!