Spice Storage Before & After: A Spice Rack Backsplash

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Last week when Kitchn reader Lucy saw this spice storage project, it inspired her to try her hand at her own spice storage solution. What started as a blank white wall behind the stove is now...

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... a spice rack backsplash! Here's how she did it:

I have NO extra space in my kitchen, but a ton of spices and spice blends that I regularly use. I liked this post you guys had up the other day, but I don't even have a tiny cabinet like that. So I took matters into my own hands.

I installed 2 metal tiles from Crate & Barrel above the backsplash of my stove. I drilled them into the tile with wall anchors, and since most everything else in my kitchen is stainless, it matches nicely.

I also bought 2 oz hexagonal jars and used E-6000 glue to put in small, flat but extra strong magnets. I like to use this size spice jar and refill them from larger bulk spice bags that I keep in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer. They end up staying fresher a lot longer. I sourced the bottles here.

I like the array of colors it gives and the spices are always close at hand!

Lucy's backsplash spice storage solution
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Of course, spices shouldn't be stored too close to light and heat for long periods of time. But as Lucy said, she uses these spices quickly and has long-term storage elsewhere. Storing them over the stove like this is a great short-term solution, especially if it helps you use them more often!

Thanks for sharing, Lucy!

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(Image credits: Lucy via The Kitchn's submission form)