Saturday, October 15, 2011
As usual, I forgot to take the before picture BEFORE removing part of the stuff! Just imagine the two tiered lazy susan full to overflowing with spices that were falling off each time I turned it--K?
I had the perfect dish holder for the camper, though.
It touts holding up to 20 bottles of spices in 4 inches of space! Now, I thought that would be great use of the vertical space in the cabinet and hold plenty of spices, so I bought 2 and scurried home to organize everything in 8 inches of space! Yay!
So, being the resourceful and clever person that I am, I put the dishes in the middle and a swivel store on either side. Okay--pat me on the back!
Uh, or not!
Turns out that there is a little lip on either side of the cabinet that kept the swivels from opening and swiveling. On top of that, the left one had to swivel to the right and the right one had to swivel to the left which It could not do because the door doesn't open fully due to the microwave next to it. Also, many of my spices would not fit in the swivel store because it is made for only the McCormack size bottles and many of mine were bigger. Darn!
So, the Swivel Stores went back. I might add that in a normal situation I think they would work really well!
Back to the drawing board...
here at Sunla Designs...she gave me a great idea for using one of those step organizers and a metal shelf, so I ordered each of those things plus spice jars from Specialty Bottle and made labels on my printer using the Avery Dennison Design Pro 5 free program which were printed on standard mailing labels. I used a distressed blotchy brown background that looks like water marks on old paper (from my electronic scrapbooking backgrounds) and two red borders. I figured that they would be perfect! I mean, it worked great over at Sunla...
And what about when we moved the camper? What would happen to those bottles all sitting on their little stairs?
Time to rethink...
I had an idea!