Spice Cabinet Refresh

A while back I realized that I hadn’t cleaned out my spice cabinet, probably since we moved 4 years ago. Yikes!!!

So it was way past time for a spice cabinet refresh!

I had expired ones, duplicate ones, and some I have no idea why I even had them. There were actually 2 shelves like this, but I only photographed this one.

I started by completely emptying the cabinet, checked expiration dates on everything, threw out the old, and wiped down the shelves.

One tip is to keep a list going of spices you are low on or throwing out, so you can replace them. There is nothing more frustrating than getting into a recipe and realizing you don’t have the right spice!

I wanted a really clean and uncluttered look so I searched online for spice jars and came up with these.

They came in a set of 12, and unfortunately I only ordered 1 set which wasn’t enough, and when I tried to order more, they were out of stock. I ended up reusing some jars I already had by removing the stock label and adding a label to match the new jars.

Since my spice cabinet refresh several months ago, I searched for the spice jars again recently and found another company that has them. They are sold in a set of 20 and are a great price. You can find those here.

These are what a lot of my jars looked like, and luckily the labels came off pretty easily.

I switched all the spices over to the new jars and then created labels using my dymo label maker. There were some really cute labels on Etsy, but I decided I wanted a very simple look and I already had the dymo label maker.

I ordered 2 of these bamboo double turntables. My cabinet is fairly narrow, so I could only fit 1 turntable per shelf.

These are the new, shorter jars, after I added the labels.

And these are the old jars after I had washed them, removed the old labels and added the new labels.

Another tip is to put your spices in alphabetical order so they are easier to find. It can get time consuming to have to go on a hunt for the spice you are looking for.

And, voila’, just like that, a brand new spice cabinet look. I love how the look of the new jars and old jars compliment one another. Since I used the same labels they work well together.

Thanks so much for stopping by Vintage Home Designs! I hope this gives you some inspiration to toss out the old and give your spice cabinet a refresh.

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I use the dymo label maker so often and here are other posts showing ideas for other uses for it.



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    1. Thank you so much! It was a fun and simple project and I’m so glad I got it done.

    1. Thank you! I love how the little jars turned out!

  1. Iā€™m ordering a label maker now! Love it šŸ’•

  2. I have a spice cabinet, I bought years ago. My spices had gotten out of control, so I decided to redo mine. The wood was unfinished, so I white washed it. (The cabinet was made by a man who had a shop locally years ago. It was a jelly cabinet. It never had much of a finish on it and collected a lot of dust.) I bought hexagon jars in different sizes and magnetic strips. Lined the inside top of the cabinet with magnetic strips, and labeled the bottom of the jars. I wish I could upload pictures here!

    1. Oh, that sounds awesome!! Very creative and a great use of space!

  3. Bonnie Armstrong says:

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Of course! Hope you enjoyed the post!

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