This simple vintage window Spice Rack is a great way to add some stylish storage to your retro or vintage kitchen. The vintage look in a kitchen is timeless and well suited for many different styles. The added bonus is the extra storage in your retro kitchen this simple wood working Spice Rack project will add!
You can make this simple vintage window Spice Rack for about $100 or less, depending on how much you end up paying for your vintage window.
To Make a Spice Rack Out for a Vintage Window You Will Need:
Picture hanging Hooks (optional)
Paint brushes (in a variety of sizes)
Magnetic door hook
Towel Bar and hardware (optional)
Now, the first step is to measure your vintage window. Measure how wide and tall it is.
Use your 2X4’s to build a frame the exact same size. Use you wood screws to screw the pieces of 2X4’s together like a box frame. Predrill the holes for the screws with your power drill to keep the wood from splitting.
Now, cut your plywood to the same size as your vintage window as well.
Screw the plywood onto the back of the wood frame you built. You can do this step gain by predrill holes through the plywood another 2X4″ frame. Insert your screws to hold them together.
Install one shelf half way between the tops and bottom of the window. Simply cut a 2X4 to fit inside the window. You can screw it into place from the back. You could easily make two or three shelves for your vintage spice rack.
Now, attach the vintage window to the front of the Spice Rack box. Do this by install a piano hinge on the left side of the frame. Attach one side to the frame you built and one side of the hinge to the vintage window Spice Rack.
On the right side install your magnetic door hook. You could also use a hook and eye hook like you used to find on old screen doors.
Now, flip the vintage window Spice Rack face down. Install your picture hanging hooks on the back of the box. They should be attached into the plywood you put on the back.
Now, flip the Vintage Spice Rack box back over and lay it on it’s back on a flat work surface.
Now, lightly sand any areas needed on the Vintage Spice Rack.
Wipe away any dust and prime it out.
Now, once the primer has dried you can paint the inside and outside of the Vintage Window Spice Rack.
Once all the paint has dried hang your spice rack and load it with all your bottles of spices!
Now, you can also install a kitchen towel bar on the underside of the vintage window Spice Rack. Make sure you measure how wide the vintage window is so that your kitchen hand towel bar is not wider than your Spice Rack.
Hooks can also be installed on the sides of the vintage window Spice Rack for more storage in your retro kitchen.
You can also buy plexi glass mirror and half it cut the to same size as your vintage Spice Rack windowpanes. You can simply glue them in place over the existing panes of glass if you want to install them quickly. You can also buy self-adhering reflexive mirror paper and stick it inside of the windowpanes. Cut it to size before you install it.
To hide away all the spices inside of your vintage window Spice Rack you can also frost the glass in the windowpanes. Simple spray on some frosting paint. You can find it on the spray paint aisle at your local home improvement store.