I’m VERY excited about sharing this project with you! It’s probably my favourite project (so far) that I’ve done in our house.
It’s our wall-mounted, magnetic spice rack.
I love it!
It makes finding spices and herbs so easy, plus I love how it looks hanging on the wall! Here’s how I made it …
First off I bought some of these jars from Amazon. They had gold lids which I wasn’t gone on, so I decided to spray paint them with chalkboard paint so that I could handwrite the names on the lids – this also means it is easy to change the contents as you just wipe the writing off with a damp cloth and rewrite the new label.
Next … and this part took forever …. I had to wait for the Irish weather to stay dry enough for me to spray paint outside!
So when the weather finally co-operated, I covered some chopping boards with newspaper and lined up my lids.
And once that was dry I (added another large sheet of newspaper under the covered chopping boards to protect the grass!) spray painted them with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint (letting each coat dry fully).
Once the lids were all dry I rubbed each one with the side of a piece of chalk and rubbed the chalk all over the lid – this is to prep the lid to ‘take’ the chalk. If you don’t do this then the chalk won’t write properly.
At this stage you could completely just pop them all in a drawer or into a cupboard, but our kitchen is tiny and we’re very tight for space so I wanted to hang them up on the wall, as I’d seen others do on pinterest.
So I also bought this large magnetic board from IKEA.
Which I covered in chalkboard adhesive paper from Amazon.
And wrote each name on the board and attached the jars. I had placed a small magnet on the inside of each lid but forgot to take a photo. I used these magnets which are small but very strong!
Isn’t it pretty? I love all the different coloured spices and how they ‘pop’ against the black.
Wall art and extra storage – win win