10 creative alternative uses for your spice rack

Spice racks aren't just for spices anymore.
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Spice racks aren't just for spices anymore.

Spice racks do an excellent job of keeping your favourite spices organised, but they have plenty of other useful purposes.

From wine racks to floating bookshelves, here are ten of the best spice rack hacks: 

A FLOATING BOOKSHELF

Create more space for your book collection and make it easier to see the covers of your favourite magazines or novels by using a spice rack to creating floating bookshelves on the walls of your home. 

WINE RACK 

For those of us who aren't luck enough to have a wine cellar in our homes, put your wine bottles on display by transforming an old spice rack into a rustic wine rack. 

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EXTRA STORAGE FOR BABY CLOTHING

For small beings babies come with a lot of clothing. Transform a sturdy spice rack into excess open shelving by installing it upside down and using the front panel to hang your childs clothing.

AN ORGANISER FOR DIY SUPPLIES

Keep track of your DIY supplies by neatly arranging them in spice racks. Bonus points for colour coordinating your ribbon collection. 

KITCHEN SHELVING

 

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A sturdy spice rack installed on your kitchen wall is an affordable, quick-fix for those who don't have the time or funds to install a real plate rack. This Instagrammer used a £3 (NZ$5) spice rack from IKEA to transform their kitchen. 

JEWELLERY RACK

 

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This clever Instagrammer installed IKEA's £3 Bekvam spice rack upside down and hung her necklaces from the front panel and stored her perfume collection on what is usually the base. Clever thinking. 

EXTRA BATHROOM STORAGE

 

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Spice racks are an ideal size to store shampoo bottles, deodorant, moisturisers and most other toiletry items. Do you have a tiny medicine cabinet? Install a rack for every member of the family and say goodbye to family arguments over not having enough space to store toiletries. 

STATIONERY SHELVING

 

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Rather than taking up your precious desk space with stationery, go vertical instead. By storing your pens, pencils, rulers and highlighters on racks installed above your work station, you'll never lose track of your stationery again. 

NAIL POLISH SHELF 

 

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Nail polish lovers rejoice. Keep track of your fast-growing nail polish collection by using spice racks to create a dedicated storage area for your favourite lacquers. 

DECORATIVE SHELVING 

 

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A lick of paint and clever styling can transform a spice rack from a plain item found in your kitchen cupboard to a chic decorative shelf. Install on a wall of your choice and add a candle or some greenery and voila. 

 - Stuff

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