I haven't made any sewing progress (we're attempting to transition Baby Girl to sleeping in her crib, so those precious nap-time-craft-times are currently on hiatus--replaced with a lot of back-patting and "shhhhhhh"), so I thought I'd post on a project I did a few months ago: a pantry door spice rack. It was created by the brilliant ladies over at Shanty2Chic, with plans drawn up by Ana White. With the exception of building our chicken coop (more on that another day) I don't have a lot of experience building things. Fortunately, this was so simple, and the plans so clear, it was darn-near idiot-proof.
I had the friendly folks at Home Depot cut all my boards for me. It's awesome--they can do in ten minutes what it would have taken me an hour (and possibly and finger) to do. I don't have a Kreg jig, so I had to use nails and wood glue, but it still only took me about 3 hours to finish. Honestly the painting took me the longest. The only change I made was to use thinner dowel rods than the Shanty2Chic ladies recommend (a commenter noted that a thinner dowel lets you read more of the label), and I added more hooks for measuring cups. Other than that I followed their plans exacly. It's GREAT--no more digging around for spices, and now I have an entire cabinet shelf emptied out. Definitely a worthwhile project.