My jars of spices was getting out of control and I needed a spice organizer for my non-IKEA kitchen drawer. I couldn’t get one that I like so I thought I could try hacking one out of the IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks.
It turned out easier than I thought. And totally transformed my spice drawer.
There is space on the left and right of the organizer to store smaller jars and bottles of spices. So far it’s working.
IKEA items used:
IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks (I used 4. Use as many as necessary for your drawer size) RAJTAN spice jars (as many as needed)
Nail gun Permanent marker Nail brads, 1″ Measuring tape Wood glue Tape
IKEA spice drawer organizer hack
Begin by removing your drawer from the cabinet and removing the drawer front. Set aside. Assembly the BEKVÄM shelves by attaching the middle dowel to the side pieces with the nail gun and wood glue. (Discard the bottom portion, and use them for another IKEA hack.)
Next center the BEKVÄM racks in the middle of the drawer, be sure to measure the distance from one side of the drawer to the other to make sure they are even. Tape the BEKVÄM shelves to the drawer, making sure to tape the seams between the BEKVÄM shelves.
Carefully flip the drawer upside down. Measuring from each side of the drawer mark a straight line the distance you had placed the row of BEKVÄM shelves.
Run a line of nails with the nail gun on the marker line. Next fill RAJTAN jars with your favorite spices (could even make for a craft drawer). Attach the drawer front and insert the drawer, it is ready to use.
IKEA also offers a spice drawer organizer called the UPPDATERA. You can get a few of these inserts to fit the width of your drawer. This wave like design gives the jars a tiered look and gives a good overview of the jars. Will work with slimmer spice jars like the ÖRTFYLLD.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.