I’m pretty excited about today’s project. Anything that gives me even just a little more space and organization in my tiny kitchen is a big deal to me! And if it helps to clean up some clutter – well, all the better in my book! What I’m talking about is my DIY inside cabinet door shelf.
Take a look:
I made these shelves and hung them on the inside of what I call the baking/cooking cabinet and it’s right next to the stove. This cabinet is where I store oils, vinegars, salt, cooking spray, etc. and it makes sense to store the spices on the inside of this cabinet.
I am using the shelves to hold the spice jars that I picked up at Ikea last spring. Ever since I got them, they’ve been hanging out on the back of my stove waiting for me to do something with them. And I finally did. Yes, they have fallen off the back ledge of my stove for the last time ; )
The shelves were so easy to make and it only took an hour or so to make four of them and that’s including painting them!
Here are the supplies I used to make these shelves. (affiliate links)
- wood (I used leftover pieces from previous projects and also picked up some hobby boards at the Home Depot)
- wood glue
- tape measure
- 5/8″ nails
- brad nailer
- miter saw
- paint brush
- Command Strips
After digging through the wood piles in my basement, I was able to come up with a few boards that would work for these shelves. I only wanted to use 1/4″ thick wood.
I also found the leftover trim piece shown above.
I cut all of the boards to 18″ (the measurement of the inside of my cabinet door). I would need three boards for each shelf: the bottom, back, and front.
The back piece was glued and nailed to the top of the bottom piece. The front piece was glued and nailed to the front of the bottom piece. Does that make sense??? See the photo above for placement.
Once the shelves were assembled it was time to paint them and then attach them to the cabinet door.
The shelves were then attached using Command Strips and also 5/8″ brad nails (just 2 per shelf).
I am happy to be participating once again the the Power Tool Challenge this month. Our theme is organization so if you’re in need of some organizational DIY’s, then be sure to check out my friends’ projects, too!
Cher @ Designs by Studio C says
Really great idea! I could really use something like that in my kitchen!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
I absolutely love a project that makes use of unused space! This is fabulous and so useful! It would go great wth a hanging cabinet measuring cup and spoon holder:) Great job my friend!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Great idea, Jeanie! I could use one of these in my very small kitchen where storage is limited.
Your inside of cabinet door shelves are a great idea Jeanie! I use something similar in the shop (inside of my tool cabinets) Even so, I can barely stay organized.
Thanks for sharing all the steps, because I was really curious how you attached them.
What a great idea to make use of dead space in your kitchen cabinet and also make your spices super handy. I hate digging through my cabinet to look for a particular spice and your project is the perfect solution to that dilemma.
I need to make these!!! Great job.
what a great way to create more useful space! i am going to do this when we move into our new house! =)
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
What a great storage space idea! Love those little jars too.
Lynette Robertson says
Where did you find those cute spice jars? I would love some like those.
Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter says
What a great idea! I keep eyeing those little jars at IKEA but always thought they would end up in a jumble in the spice cabinet. This is a great solution!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
I love this, Jeanie! So fun and functional.
I love this project. It’s such a clever way to contain the small jars that are always getting in the way. I’m looking for new kitchen storage ideas so really appreciate this. Have pinned.:)
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
That’s a great way to take advantage of that unused space, and now you can easily see all your spices at a glance…smart!
Great idea! And a great way to use those scraps of wood that we’re all guilty of hoarding! 🙂
What an awesome idea! Love how they turned out
What an amazing storage idea, for normally completely wasted space!! I might just have to have my hubby build some for me, our kitchen is pretty small and with 8 of us and organization is a never ending battle!! I hope you have a blessed week!!
What a great set of custom shelves for your spices. The don’t look hard to make, and attaching them with command hooks was really smart.
Command hooks are a lifesaver. Great idea and a great little woodworking project.
Adriana Wilford says
What a simple yet great hack to optimize your space. Love it! Food organisation is a real priority in my life as a mother for one reason: It saves me a lot of time! Might be only a couple of seconds here and there, but it adds up – thanks!
Robin Woods says
Thank you for posting this I have been wanting to do this for some time but never knew where to start. Now all my spices will be organized. Thank you so much
Anna Soto says
It looks so beautiful and organize. I’ve actually planning to renovate my kitchen in near future. Looking forward to seeing more diy ideas in your blog.