I never would have thought that I would be a person that gets giddy over such a simple project, that probably only took around 45 minutes to complete, and was the perfect segue into another one of my favorite projects. This DIY spice drawer insert has honestly made me happier than some of my bigger kitchen organizational projects, lol.
This drawer started out as a junk drawer to the left of my stove.
I was over how it function and decided to clean it out, and move what was left to another drawer. I then decided to move my spices from a cabinet in the kitchen, to its very own dedicated drawer and make a diy spice drawer insert to give a custom look.
This wooden tiered spice drawer insert was completed using simple tools and with a very simple process and I want to share it with you.
To start, I grabbed two 1/4 x6 x2 Poplar hardboards for the face of my spice drawer insert, then I grabbed two 1x2x2’s for the risers. I cut them down to the measurement of the inside of my drawer drawer width to ensure a snug fit was 10.5 inches. Based on my measurements, I determined that I could fit 4 inserts inside of my drawer. For the insert closet to the front, I used a 1/4 x4 instead of the 1/4 x6 so that everything would fit.
To cut the inserts, I used my miter saw and did a straight cut on each board based on the necessary measurements of my drawer.
After cutting, I sanded each piece on the cut edges using a sanding block.
To attach pieces, I lined the 1/4 x6 which was the face of the spice drawer insert, with the 1×2, which is the riser.
I attached the pieces using my Ryobi Power Nailer, which I absolutely LOVE!
After attaching all of the pieces, I put everything in the drawer, lining each one up to the other.
Then I added my thrifted glass spice jars that I gave a super cute makeover, and to say I was in love would be an understatement. Curious about how I made over these thrifted jars?
You can read all about this makeover here, where I give you a set by step tutorial on how to make your own cute custom glass spice jars. Again, another impactful project, for a small investment of time.
So what do you think?
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