The (magnetic) spice of life

I've seen magnetic spice racks around and wanted one for a while.  Our kitchen doesn't have a lot of storage space so we try to maximize wherever possible.  I, however, am cheap, cheap, cheap and wasn't going to pay the prices I was seeing in the stores.  I knew there had to be a DIY way out.  One quick google search yielded lots of tutorials.  Some called for flashing and epoxy or glue and magnetics.  All good ideas but more work then I was looking for.

I found this magnetic sheeting that has adhesive on the back and it only required a j-roller or rolling pin to help adhere to the foundation material.  Next I found these tins (which I bought way more than I needed).   
Total cost for the magnetic sheet (and I only used 1/2 of it ) ~$25.00. 
Total cost for the tins (and I ordered 36 in 3 different sizes) ~$45.00. 

So far, I've only used 15 or so tins for the spice rack.  Total project cost:  ~$31.25 with room to add more tins.  Cheaper than the box stores, customizable?  I call that a win!

The magnetic sheet is super easy to install.  Wipe the surface clean with alcohol, peel the backing paper off and add some pressure.  Even easier since my dad and step mom did the install for me.  I don't have a j-roller so they used a rolling pin.  Two weeks later and everything is still perfectly in place.

Sorry, but I didn't think to take a before photo.

Love that the pepper container is magnetic!! 

I love my label maker.  My dad even got in on the label making act.

More room in the cupboard makes for a happy happier husband.

I don't know why I waited so long to do this.  Now I cannot wait to do the same in the sewing room.

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  1. This is a genius idea!! I would love for you to come link up at our link party right now...junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-4.html

  2. Great idea. I've been meaning to organize my spices. This is perfect. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.