Friday, October 5, 2012

Spice Rack Fix-up

In my blogging dreams I was going to participate in the "31 Days Of" series hosted throughout October over at The Nester. In my dreams I would write 31Days of finishing projects that are already started or are just too simple to have not done yet. But I was scared off by the whole making a post every day thing, as well as that I probably would not actually complete a project each of the 31 days, and then I would have been a liar, and I am not a liar, so I decided that maybe I should go for a more reasonable goal, finishing 15 things and blogging about them, and finishing this sentence.  

Project #1

I had been looking for the right spice rack to hold my vintage spice jars for a while when I came across this one at a church rummage sale for 50 cents. This is the same rummage sale where I found the table top that I turned into our dining room table. The table top was several years ago, the spice rack was just a few weeks ago. Most of my projects stand in line for much more than 2 weeks but the poor jars had been cluttering my counter top for months so I let it move to the head of the line.

I also wanted to use my brand new Annie Sloan Paint Brush.  Argh!  Isn't it beautiful?  I did some work for a friend, and she bought me this brush and 2 wax brushes! I couldn't wait to use them.  We got them over at Perfectly Imperfect. Ordered them on a Saturday and I got them on Tuesday!  That's pretty dang good service!

So I cleaned it up,

and painted it and waxed it,
(with Annie Sloan Pure White, light & dark waxes

 and loaded it up,

Oh I love these jars - I got them at Bungalow 47.  You might remember... because I'm sure that you have nothing to think about except my spice jars.

It was kind of plain so I striped it up a little bit . . .

but I didn't measure . . . can you tell?

It's nice to have those jars off the counter.

And because I have a really bad memory, I have a little secret label telling me what is in each container.  Except for the cinnamon and cayenne pepper, because those jars actually contain cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

I'm happy. Are you happy?

One down 14 to go. Stay tuned for Project 2.

Make something wonderful today!


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Milia said...

Wow! So organized. I love it. And what a sexy brush!

Tami Rebekah said...

That looks great!! Love those vintage jars!! :)

Kathryn J Cain said...

Love the little things in live...I have one of those round spice racks...I had torn all the labels off and wrote the details,on the lids in you inspired me...paint..and in my kitchen Chateau Gray would be perfect...some of my projects take to long to post every day....may be 15 days I could do...

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That was a nice fixer upper! The stripes look nice too.....I'm drooling over that great brush!

Bliss said...

Hmmm..... I need some cute spice bottles.


Little Miss Maggie said...

I can't tell you didn't measure the stripe perfectly. I think they look great just the way they are. They are kind of grain sack looking which is a very hot look right now. The jars were quite a find. Love the whole look and, of course, that they are great for organization too.

Craftberry Bush said...

what a sweet little looks great in your kitchen..xo

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

The stripes do it for me!! Love this. And totally hear you about the 31 day commitment ... not sure that one was for me. :)

I did post about champagne corks ... and now have another idea ... just need to make that idea an actual project!! It might take me 31 days. ;)

Eclectically Vintage said...

I've got the whole set of your milk glass spice jar with the red lid! Love your spice rack - she's a beauty. Can't wait to see your next 14!

Ivy & Co said...

i love the racing stripes!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Happy as a clam! I like that you bucked the trend and set a reasonable goal. It's hard for me to commit to even just reading about someone else's 31 days of commitments. Keep up the good work!


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