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Forever ago, ok - only in May - but it feels like forever, I got this really cute spice rack for $3.  18 jars and 18 alternate brown caps (in the sleeve on top). 

And in that sleeve was a little message that said ....

Change something to match my decor?  Well thank you little slip o paper!  Don't mind if I do!  I wanted to turn it into a different type of storage.  So of course, I grabbed my two favorite friends to help with the transformation.  A can of Heirloom White and a can of Black Satin spray paint!  I gave the cabinet base and door a couple coats of of Heirloom White.  Better already. 

I then gave the caps a spray of satin black.  

Ok - want to see the final product???  Check out my new bead storage box!

Ta-da!  Isn't it adorable in my little "craft center" with my sewing desk, custom cork board and my lovely shelf!  (Pay no attention to the canvas with the flower - that is going away shortly to be replaced by a new piece!)

I just love it!  And the little jar tops came out so cute!!  Aren't they adorable - I just want to get in and make some jewelry.

I am very pleased with this transformation - even made the little knob on the door black too!  

So tell me - have you ever run across one of these old spice sets?  Is so what would you make it into?  

Linking this up to
Power of Paint Party with Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
Make it Yours Day with Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Show and Tell with Becca @ Blue Cricket Design
Transformation Thursday with Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage 
Fabulous Friday with Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor
Remodelaholics Anonymous with Cassity @ Remodelaholic 
Saturday Nite Special with Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors

And I am linking this up to the CSI Project's Spray Paint Challenge!

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29 frugal friends said ...

Jennia Hart said... @ August 10, 2010 at 9:42 PM

LOVE your remake. Now I'm going to be on the look out for a spice rack just like yours. Hmmmm, I wonder how long it will take me to fine one. Very cute, very frugal and very eco-friendly!!

Kate Riley said... @ August 11, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Brilliant repurposing my dear! Heirloom White, oops, I mean YOU, can do anything! :-)


Unknown said... @ August 11, 2010 at 5:15 AM

Oooh, nice!! It looks so much better. I found a lazy-Susan-ish spice thing that I painted and used to hold sequins and glitter. If I found one like this, I'd probably use it for beads. Love that mirror you found too! Off to see what this pillow giveaway is all about. It's beautiful!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said... @ August 11, 2010 at 6:12 AM

This is adorable! Storage that you don't have to hide! I have a couple of small shelves?racks that I plan on using for ccraft storage as well...none with bottles though! Great trasformation!!!I foudn you over at Blue Cricket and am now a follower!
have a wonderful ret of the week!

Erin said... @ August 11, 2010 at 7:44 AM

I love how this turned out. I think you have one of the best eyes to see what isn't there, and then to transform into what you saw. It is awesome!

Christine said... @ August 11, 2010 at 8:30 AM

You made me laugh when you thanked the slip of paper {{giggle}}. It came out terrific, enjoy it!

NessEva said... @ August 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Love this!! What an inspiration! :)

Elizabeth said... @ August 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM

It's great! Looks so fresh and new - and great to use something for another use...I have a cheap-o spice rack (wire) that I am going to use for my craft paints...perfect fit!

Mindy said... @ August 11, 2010 at 9:52 AM

I love this!

I have a spice rack that belonged to my parents years ago. I think I'd like to transform it, now! I might not be brave enough to paint anything, but I'd be willing to take a shot at cleaning it all up for this purpose. Thanks for the great idea!

michelle ellis said... @ August 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM

I just love this! I am going to start hunting for an old spice rack for my beads! Thank you!

the cape on the corner said... @ August 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM

love it, totally cute. i thought that's what you'd do when you shared this originally, but i love the chic makeover you gave it. don't know what else you could do with it, if not for bead storage.

Anonymous said... @ August 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Ohh - I'm sooo jealous of that spice rack! Too cute! I've never seen one but you can bet I'll be looking for one now!

Teri said... @ August 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Awesome idea! Love it! :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said... @ August 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Super cute! Great transformation!

PS. I gave you an award. :)

Vanessa said... @ August 11, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What an ingenious idea! Great job!

Ellen said... @ August 11, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Hi Jess!

Loving your creative talents here! Gotta say don't cha love the Goodwill first Saturday sales?! Oh my! We will have to go to Starbucks one Saturday and hit them all- I live in Nashvegas too ;) And LOVE transforming stuff and more stuff!


Debbiedoos said... @ August 11, 2010 at 9:09 PM

This turned out fantastic....I love it!

Whitney & McKayla said... @ August 11, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Very nice. I wish I could find one of these spice racks somewhere.

Karen said... @ August 12, 2010 at 8:31 AM

That is the smartest of solutions for anyone who uses beads.

Terrell said... @ August 12, 2010 at 4:50 PM

This is a FABULOUS piece!!! I'm happy to be your newest follower and I love having new friends! I also wanted to invite you to link up to my blog party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... @ August 12, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Hi Jess,
That turned out great. I love your craft/sewing area. So pretty and inspiring!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Jean said... @ August 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM

I was so glad to see your makeover. I picked up one of those cabinets loaded with jars and I kept thinking "beads". So~ maybe I'll just do it!

re:Inspire said... @ August 13, 2010 at 8:16 AM

So clever! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said... @ August 14, 2010 at 7:48 AM

I love beads and have a huge collection. What a great idea to store and display them.

Anonymous said... @ August 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM

I have done this same project. My spice rack isn't as cute as yours though. Totally love it! I've added this to my SU file. :)

Amara Russell said... @ August 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM

You have achieved the recycle/repurpose/upcycle trifecta...+ ILove that timeless classic look. Kick a$$ makeover! ...This is now on my "most wanted" list...I've got a lot of spice jars, now I'll never pass up another spice rack PINKY SWEAR...Thank You for sharing this project in a superior post. ;-D

She's The Love of My Life said... @ August 17, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Cute! Cute! Cute! I'm visiting from the csi project.

Amanda said... @ March 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM

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Giovanni Carlo said... @ October 31, 2019 at 8:56 PM

You're DIY storage racks projects are beautiful. I have other project plan. I will build a storage racks for my betta fish and I will use a wooden recycled pallets

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