An inexpensive alternative to vintage spice boxes is to convert a wooden cassette tape rack into a make-do storage cabinet. An overabundance of these outdated cassette cubbies can be found at thrift stores and yard sales for next to nothing. Add some curiously sturdy peppermint tins as drawers, and you’ve got an inexpensive storage box with compartments for spices or teas!
I spray painted this cassette rack and some tin Altoids boxes flat black, then painted the sides using red interior house paint. Never one to throw away old drawer knobs, I happened to have some small metal spice box knobs & used a strong magnet on the inside of each box to hold the knob in place on the outside. The cassette slots are also a great size for organizing crafts supplies, especially rubber stamps & ink pads. © copyright 2011 redshedvintage.com
Check it out! This makeover of mine was featured in the Winter 2011 issue of A Primitive Place Magazine, page 105.
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