This project was on my mind for a while now and last week I finally did it.
I use a lot of spices while cooking and I know that I have a lot. I even wrote about it a few years ago. But it was getting out of hand.
I had a lot of containers with two or three teaspoons worth of spices, and I even had some that weren’t as fresh as they should. I went through every container and even posted a photo on Instagram while doing it (you really should follow me there 😉 ):
So, this is how it looked like two years ago (sorry, don’t have a more recent photo):
The spice rack is really old. The metal has some rust spots and a lot of chipped paint. But I love it. It was my greatgrandmother’s and it’s still a very cute piece and I wanted to use it.
To clean it up a bit, I stripped it of most of the old paint and then used a spray paint in a very cute color – and my favorite – turquoise.
I had to do it indoors, so it took my almost 24 hours to do it (needed to keep turning and letting it dry completely before turning it again).
The finished product was pretty awesome:
And I know, it’s not perfect. But the spice rack is really old and if I took it even further and left it completely smooth before spraying, I could have broken it in a few places. And I wasn’t going to take that risk.
It’s good enough for me and I love it!
It gives that dash of color that my spice collection needed. And I didn’t spend a dime. 😉
See you tomorrow! Have a wonderful day!