Thursday, January 21, 2010

Organizational Rack (formerly known as spice rack)

I've been trying (slowly) to motivate myself to get cracking on one of my resolutions to organize more (or better). I completed a small project the other day that I think will help in that quest. I found this spice rack at the thrift store for $2.

It didn't have the containers in it anymore. Fortunately, I've been storing up prescription bottles from my pre-natal vitamins. They seem to fit in there nicely. The goal is to store all the various craft supply bits and bobs that are small but I don't know where to put them.

I painted the whole rack with turquoise acrylic paint. Then I distressed it with sandpaper. Then I coated the whole thing with burnt sienna acrylic paint and wiped it off while it was still wet. Here's the results:

I like it! My next task was to gather up some crafting supplies and put it in the bottles. I wasn't sure at first how well I could see what was in the bottles. So my next idea was to put a bit of whatever was in the bottle on the front of the cap so I knew what was in there. Here's one side done:

This side has various random embellishments in it. The other side has my glass glitter:

(You can't really tell, but the first bottle is white glitter.) Well, that's all the farther I've gotten. I ran out of bottles for now. But each month, a new one will be added. If I find any other containers that work, I'll be set! What do you think? Have you come up with a clever idea for storage and/or organization? Please share!

Happy Crafting!


  1. LOVES! I love the paint treatment you did. totally rad.

  2. That's my favorite color that you painted it !So cute!



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