Since the old, somewhat rusty pantry door spice rack had to come down to paint the door, I decided to replace it with wood spice racks. I am so glad to have the new ones! The stained wood looks great against the white door. Post contains affiliate links.
Simple Pantry Door Mounted Spice Rack:
I purchased seven IKEA spice racks so I could make use of the entire door. I am happy for any excuse to make a trip to IKEA! If there is a store near you, you can pick them up for only four dollars each!
I stained the pieces before assembling. I used Minwax Jacobean stain to match the rolling crates and countertop.
Next, I measured the spacing and mounted them with a level and my trusty impact driver. (An impact driver saved my DIY career. It drives the screws perfectly without a ton of pressure. To be honest, I used to strip screws and ruin bits left and right with a regular drill!)
Installing the racks was a little bit tricky. Since they had to be mounted right in the beveled part of the door to be centered, the screws had to stick out of the door just the right amount.
I love seeing the spices lined up neatly on the shelves, especially my old chalkboard paint baby food jars! Years ago before our own little one came along, I collected jars from friends with children in the babyfood stage until I had enough to make a set.
These retro vintage reproduction salt and pepper shakers are so nifty. I was given them as a gift, and now they have a spot of honor on the door.
The pantry prettification is complete. I think I’ll have to stop and admire every time I open the pantry for at least a couple weeks. It really is the little things!
See the entire pantry reveal here!