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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spice Jar Organization

One day, while innocently reading the MANY blogs that I do, I came across a blog about Organizing Your Pantry and I was instantly drawn to the cute spice containers and the chalkboard paint.



Here's the way my spices looked before..typical different containers, all packed in. To pull out one meant most of them would need to come out to find the one I needed...


 I purchased 6 sets of spice containers from eBay and got busy.
When I set them on the counter, I'm thinking that I've over estimated the amount that I need - but I used every one and acutally need more!



I decided against the chalkboard paint, worried that the name might get smudged off and then what? So I searched online for free spice labels and loved these Martha Stewart labels.


One I had all the labels made, cut out and taped on..it was really easy to pour the spices in and start organizing.


Remember these spice containers?


I've now separated the spices in the cupboard and put baking spices on the second shelf...


And the cooking spices that we use more often on the bottom shelf.


Sadly, the other side of each shelf still needs to be worked on...


And here's my other side, still needing help.....


On the top shelf I have this spice container setup that I found at Goodwill awhile back and poured all my colored sprinkles in and make my own sand art...


But I'm in love with my new spice containers.......

Be sure to stop by Funky Junky Interiors for more inspiration..
Have a great weekend!




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8 comments:

Crystal said...

I really like how those turned out! And your sprinkle idea is very cute too! Now I will have to search for one of those containers!

My Cottage Charm said...

HI Terry, I LOVE this idea, I'll have to find me some of those jars!
Thanks for commenting on my cottage kitchen makeover. There was a sneaky reason I didn't show the complete window on my blog post this time. I have an easter tree and two chairs sitting there that I'm doing a separate post about. (you caught me! LOL) Stay tuned to the blog and I promise you'll see more of the window later. :)
OH, I have a Treasure and Trinkets Thursday every week if you'd like to link up to it. You just need to link something you love. :) Pretty simple. :)

Kammy said...

Great job - they look so cool now !
Kammy

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Doesn't it feel good to get organized? Really nice looking spice collection.
Sylvia

Michelle Hoad said...

Love how they turned out! And I'm with you about the chalk rubbing off, I would have gone with the cute labels too. I'm kind of a freak about symmetry, so I really love how your spice cabinet looks now. HMMMMMM, it would only take me 15 minutes to get to my ikea.

beckaboots said...

Great idea! You've motivated me to go organize my spices...and more. Super cute!

Beth said...

Looks good! Now will you come do mine?!

LambAround said...

What a great makeover! It's funny, I just organized my pantry and I was thinking that it looked pretty good...then I saw this ;)

If you get a chance tomorrow or Sunday, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" blog hop!

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