6.27.2010

Spice rack makeover!

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So the other day while hitting up some yard sales with my grandma, I came across a little wooden spice rack I've seen many times before at thrift stores and estate sales. It was kind of cute. I liked the lettering. But not blue, like the rest of my kitchen. I decided to spend the $1 on the rack, and see if I could paint it at some point (probably never).

I got home and had some time to kill, so I popped into the hardware store and found a shelf full of "paint samples", which were little jars of pre-mixed paint, including just the color I needed! I went right home and got started, and it looked better and better with each coat of paint. For the "spices" text at the top I decided to do a banner with some (unintentionally) scribbly script.

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I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself!

Now I'm going to keep my eyes open for cute little vintage spice jars, I think it would be great to have a bunch of mis-matched containers on it :)

36 comments:

Carrie said...

that is absolutely precious...
i have a spice rack just like that i was waiting to paint..

ADORABLE!

Della said...

Love it! That blue is the most perfect shade of blue. :)

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

I lovr it! I just repainted one of my old spice racks in aqua andf it turned out really well! As for the spice jars, my mom buys spices with glass jars and makes her own labels. She replaces some of the lids with cork and some are repainted or have little buttons glued to the lids. A few of the jars are old miniature liquour bottles with handmade labels. Looks cute!!
http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com

Atomic Mama said...

very cute!

GiGi said...

Very cute!

Debra Jo said...

amazing what a bit of paint, and talent can do... darling!

KristiMcMurry said...

That's amazing! Such a cute idea. I never think to make things over like that.

Teresa said...

Wow! Great job! That turned out really lovely! :)

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

love that lettering so much, I surely would have messed that up!

Jacqueline M. said...

wow it looks amazing, and the color is my favorite ( my entire room is a lighter version of that color).
http://confessionsofastylishchocoholic.blogspot.com/

The Spooky Dolly said...

super!!!

Miss Tami Lee said...

Lovely! I am such a fan of DIY. That shade of robin's egg is pretty fantastic.

ina said...

That's a beautiful colour. And mismatched spice jars would be perfect! I also liked the original western-style, but it can of course be hard to match with the rest of the kitchen.

Zohar said...

oh wow you did a great job!! Kudos, it looks really great.

Andi B. Goode said...

It looks wonderful. I love that colour!
-Andi x

Ruby said...

I love the color!

Ruby,
rubys-attic.blogspot.com

Peony said...

Okay, the newly spice rack is COMPLETELY adorable. You did a great job with it. The lettering gives it a really special touch.

Charlotte said...

It looks adorable! And I think a bunch of mismatched spice jars would be absolutely perfect.

I keep wishing I could vintage up my kitchen, but it's hard living in a shared house.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Amanda said...

Love it! There is so much you can do with a little bit of paint a little bit of imagination!

Emmie said...

Such a great idea! It looks gorgeous!

Archives said...

omg!!! LOVE!

Casey said...

These are so darling! Your post reminded me I need to keep an eye open for a spice rack while thrifting... we have one twirly rack, but I have so many spices that one of my cabinets is being taken over too! lol. I adore the color you chose! Would you mind sharing the brand/color?

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love this, it's so gorgeous!

Bombshell Bettie said...

freekin adorable!

Maria Confer said...

I love it!! You did an amazing job!

Lulu Letty

Shallow Mallow said...

Great transformation. Love the banner & script :)

esme and the lane way said...

Oh, it's great, I LOVE it!

I've been looking for a spice rack for ages, so for now my spoces have to live on my pale pink kitchen shelves... which wouldn't be o bad, but the spices are in they're supermarket jars – fugly! :)

And I love your S&P shakerss, perfect!

Justice Pirate said...

Wow! you made it so vibrant and beautiful!!!!

MisfitToys said...

first vixenvintage and now design*sponge! Solanah you're taking over!

Mrs. Priss said...

this is SUPER adorable!! I just bought a spice rack almost identical to this one and intend to give it a new paint job soon. Such great inspiration!

Miss1941 said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love that color!!

Bree said...

you did a wonderful job!

Heidi Ann said...

I absolutely love it.

songunsung said...

My favorite color! Perhaps every time someone asks me what my favorite color is on the internet i will just link to this picture, haha.

dodgycupcake said...

love this! so creative and cute. you've inspired me to try a paint project of my own :)

cheers, dodgy

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