OCD Delight

These clients sent an email a few months back requesting spice storage on the interior side of their cabinets.  The cabinet shop had an option, but it wasn’t very cool looking.  You know, it’s always nice for things to work well and look cool. 

So the homeowners sent a link over saying… what about these instead? 


I saw the words IKEA in the link and was admitedly nervous to click.   You know my love-hate deal with IKEA.

ikea spice rack 1

Well I was wrong.  When I saw those spice storage jars (mounted to the interior side of a cabinet door) an OCD switch turned on and I can’t turn it off.  I want these in my house.  The daughters of the house left their mark with great penmanship and cool labels to boot.  {labels are Martha Stewart from Michael’s}

ikea spice rack

At my house I have the stepped spice shelves  I dislike them because other than the jars on the bottom shelf you cannot read the labels.  I don’t know where in my kitchen there would be room for this… (other than in the pantry) but they are definitely on my list.  They would also be very fun filled with sprinkles!

ikea spice jar has options

And in the event that anyone was wondering… they also have a beautiful knife drawer (not by Ikea).


no more wonky ring pull


honestly,  i was going to fix (photoshop) the pull this morning before i posted.  but i knew you observant people would go to Jenny & Lindsay’s blogs and wonder why the ring pull was crooked there. 

thank you my fellow type As.  it is still not perfect.  but as good  as i can do with a cold and a long day at the office.

i considered monogramming the pillows and ironing the sheets.  but then i decided that was taking it a step too far.

*- i officially need to get a grip.  i came back this morning and snagged the remote control off the nightstand and fixed the ring pull on the bottom right… it too was a little crooked.


I have a love-hate relationship with Ikea.  This, however, pulls me towards the LOVE side of that relationship.

Nothing will wake a sick girl up at 6:30 in the morning like a good Ikea Make-Over.


(Oh, how I want to reach into the photo and twist into place that left ring pull on the bottom drawer.)

Believe it or not, what we have here is an Ikea Rast 3-drawer chest.  $39.99. 

Project from Penny People Designs, via Little Green Notebook.  Good find Jenny, awesome job Lindsay!!