Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Before & After: Halloween Spice Rack Makeover

Although I did this project last year, I haven't blogged about it yet. So, I thought I'd do that today and show some before, during and after photos.

It started out as a sad and dated looking spice rack which I purchased on Ebay. I specifically wanted bottles that had a large enough flat area to work with. These had about a 2x3 flat area which worked great.

First thing I did was remove all the jars from the rack and clean them up. I threw away the contents, peeled off the labels, and washed and dried the bottles.

I spray painted the rack orange, and then used a black wash on top of that to tone down the orange...


Next, I spray painted the bottles black. (The lids were already a dark color, so I left them alone.) I then used stencils to paint stars and moons on the bottles. I freehanded the cursive text. They ended up looking like this:

I made a couple of hangtags next. I used regular manilla tags from the office store which I grunged up with a coffee bath and some oven time. Then I just handpainted on them with acrylic paints. I'd probably skip the tags if I had this to do over. Not too sure it really added anything.

I put everything back in place and it was done! (Note: I painted the words on the bottles toward the top where they would show when displayed in the rack.)


Before and after...


What is YOUR next makeover project? I'd love to hear about it!
Check out other fun do-it-yourself projects on Twice Remebered's blog.

I'm also showing off this makeover at 320 Sycamore ... take a peek at her place for more fun gift ideas!

I'm featuring my before and after spice rack over on Thrifty Chick's Before & After Party post so be sure to check there for even more way cool before & after pictures!

34 comments:

  1. Charming and imaginative idea!

    Stop by...love to meet you..kelee

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  2. That is totally cute! You've done a great job! Halloween is so fun-I'll have to be on the lookout for a spice rack!

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  3. I love the witch stirring her brew, cute!

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  4. What a wonderful Halloween decoration you created! Great idea! Thanks for sharing... off to e-bay to locate a spice rack!

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  5. What a transformation.........LOVE IT!!!
    Blessings,
    Lynn

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  6. Oh so cute and I like the tags.

    I have a new party (3 weeks old), the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT, and would love for you to come take a look and enter some projects.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  7. That might be the cutest thing I've ever seen! Very unique. You are talented.

    Can you me what you specifically did with the tags (as far as the coffee and oven go)? Thanks!

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  8. oh so coool. what a great project. you are an inspiration.

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  9. This is awesome. I love things that have been repurposed for something else. Great job!

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  10. Super cute! While this works best for Halloween, I could see doing something similar for Christmas. You know, the bottles could say,"cheer", "hugs" etc...

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  11. CAN THIS BE ANY CUTER? NO! SO DARLING! I WANT ONE REALLY BAD. Everything about it is clever, different, unique and oh' so cute!

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  12. Wow, that is so cool and creative! I'm loving your blog!

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  13. Adorable Halloween crafts you've got going on here~I need to get my fall stuff in gear after this weekend. Thanks for linking up!!

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  14. That is adorable! I always get something like that for Christmas and now I know what to do with it!

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  15. I love this! What a clever idea!

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  16. Such a fun idea! I love how it turned out.

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  17. Cute! Were you in the Sweet & Sinister swap?

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  18. Such a great vision for the before! It turned out so well and very unique too.

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  19. OK, that is THE cutest thing I've seen in ages. Darling!

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