I think I'm in a "middle of the week" creative slump.
I haven't been very motivated to work on projects which is not a good thing considering Christmas will be here before you know it.
So my White Wednesday post today is about a simple little item that I spray painted a couple of weeks ago. I forgot to take a "before" picture but we've all seen these at thrift stores....the wood spice rack. I found this one for $1.00.
Typically these little racks are unpainted and have "Spices" written across the top (which for some reason makes me laugh.....like the cook of the house might forget what was in all the little jars).
I gave this spice rack a coat of Heirloom White spray paint and, since I'm not one to spend time in the kitchen, came up with a few different uses for the rack.
1. Organizing and storing small embelllishments.
2. A kitchen display for favorite cookbooks (this would be a purely decorative item in my kitchen).
3. My favorite use.....a display piece for a grouping of like items.
I took some of the things I found in Paris this past summer that didn't have much impact on their own and grouped them together in the rack to create my display.
I included the souvenir Eiffel Tower found on every street corner in Paris.
A vintage French advertising card.
A 1920's Paris guidebook.
A framed photo I took of the Eiffel Tower.
And a vintage Paris postcard book.
I'm keeping this display as a fun reminder of our vacation.
Some other ideas I came up with that I didn't get pictures of:
4. Christmas card holder
5. A display for a grouping of small framed photos
6. A holder for small jars in the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips etc.
Do you have any other ideas for these old spice racks (and don't tell me spices...I know you want to)?
I'm linking with Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Hop on over and check out some of the wonderful whites!