Hello. My name is Ariel and I am addicted to spices.
It has come to the point where my cabinet shelves just are not enough room anymore. I need more space. I tried to talk my husband into knocking down a wall or two to extend the kitchen, but something about "support beams" and other such nonsense will keep that idea at bay for awhile. Exhibit A:
That happens to be the bottom from a case of beer. We're very high-tech around here. I also have this that I recieved as a wedding gift:
Not to mention what didn't fit in either storage space. I need an intervention. Preferably a stylish and functional one. I really like the Etsy find Nora wrote about a couple years ago, but I need more space. My running favorite is along the lines of Nora's solution, only bigger. I found this little DIY beauty on thekitchn.com and I love the versatility of the space. I could add, subtract, rename, paint, anything I wanted to a sheet metal base and get the perk of having funntional kitchen wall art. We have been warned that light is a no-no for spices, but I honestly blow through most of mine so fast that 6 months really isn't a bad deadline for me. I can still keep my less-oft used spices in the cupboard in a much more manageable environment.
Another option I really like is just adding racks to my vertical space, like so:
(Photo from organizeyourstuffnow)
You know what? I better go with both.
Has anyone had any experience with this whole magnetic trend? I love the idea, I just wonder if I'm just courting a spicy mess on the floor (ba dum bum). Can you ring in how well it works, how it holds up, ease of assembly? Any tricks and tips are greatly appreciated!