Salt & Pepper Shelf


There I am every morning in my skivvies, at my stovetop, cooking my fried egg.  About 1/4 of the way through, I look at the egg and it looks very unfinished.  Without even thinking about it, I open the cabinet to the right of our cooktop, and I grab one of which seems to be millions of salt & pepper shakers.  I shake a little salt on the egg, put it back.  I shake a little pepper on the egg, put it back.  I flip the egg, whip it on my plate, throw some toast on there, and all seems right with the world.

Except, wait.  It’s not.  There’s one problem.  Did you miss it?  Julie has too many salt & pepper shakers.  That’s the problem, here folks.  Her cabinet is over flowing with salt and pepper shakers and she has no idea how it got this way.  There’s cute ones, there’s little ones, there’s even a few ugly & empty ones.  Julie hoards “collects” salt & pepper shakers.  She’s out of control.

Until now.  Thank goodness Julie came to her senses and finally freed all the salt and pepper shakers from captivity and made this darling “Salt & Pepper Shelf”…

Salt & Pepper Shelf

Good move, Julie.

I mean, lets face it.  Salt & pepper shakers are important.  Most peeps ignore them.  I think they are not only useful in our every day cooking lives, but they are cute.  Like an old married couple.  Two best friends, together till the end.  Do you have favorite ones in your house?  There are no 2 alike.  Ever notice that?  Some let too much out, or not enough, yet some have a perfect sprinkle.

Beautiful S & P Shelf

So, if you follow me…you may recall, the removable shelf was already there.  We installed it right after we finished our DIY real Brick Backsplash.  It’s simply a stained 1×4 pine wood board from Home Depot that is attached with an L bracket in the middle screwed into the mortar, and 2 pieces of black wood under either side of the board screwed into the cabinet to hold it up.

I love that I can switch things up on that removable shelf.  Especially for the holidays.

DIY Brick Backsplash

Here it is again with the salt & pepper shakers.  You may notice the knife rack, too?  I talk all about that HERE.

Salt & Pepper Shaker Shelf

They kind of remind me of a parade…

If you like my salt & pepper shakers, I list most of the sources below.  I need to go eat my egg now.

Brick Shelf

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Snowmen Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mini Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Light Bulb Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers

DIY Spice Jars

Chrome Salt & Pepper Shakers

Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers

Pilgrim Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mini Rubber Spatualas

Vintage Timer

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54 Responses

  1. Nancie says:

    Love it! Keep it!

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    That is one Big YAY. I love it. Your shakers look so great sitting there, Plus they are handy when needed.
    I also have a collection of S&P Shakes; displayed in display case, on shelves, in kitchen cabinet, on my dining room hutch, etc., etc., etc.

  3. Elaine S. says:

    Yay – Love it!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I like it! The things you love should be out of the cupboards! I really like that you can change it up easily and have a whole new look.

  5. Carol says:

    I say yah. I like a shelf you can decorate with anything you want. Display what you love and decorate according to the seasons and holidays. Love your colorful shakers.

  6. busyvp says:

    mmm….sorry. NAY –

    Looks to busy for my taste…

  7. Marianne says:

    Yea. Love the shelf adds a new dimension.

  8. Carol says:

    The new look is much improved. Good job.

  9. Eliza says:

    I like the new look. Seems to fit it beautifully with the rest of the kitchen. Well done!

  10. Jan says:

    Yay!!! My Aunt Connie had almost 200 salt & pepper shakers displayed in a glass display cabinet in her old farm house. She had so many that she gifted her collection to my sister before she passed.

  11. Rosie says:

    I love that nook for your stove. I think it is too large an area for all of the low level shakers. Put some taller kitchen or decorative pieces in with them and perhaps have a some vintage recipe box (just an example) to set some of them on to give height at intervals. You have so many good decorating ideas and fun stuff that you can “highlight” your collection with in order not to let them get lost in the space. By the way, I love the sunflowers and the picnic basket.

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Rosie! Don’t worry, the shakers were just for fun and probably won’t stay up there too long. Have a great weekend! ~ Julie

  12. Julia Hvasta says:

    Hi Julie!
    I totally enjoy your website and all the pictures you post of before and after. You have given me motivation to get started on a few projects in my own home, so thanks! I started with the magnetic knife strip and I love it. Organization is one of the keys to happiness and peacefulness. Keep up your great work and I will keep gleaning ideas from you!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Julia, What a sweet comment, thank you. I thrive on organizing, now if I could just dust I would be golden. lol ~ Julie

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  14. Veronica says:

    Looks great so far. Would love to see something earthy above the shelf. Maybe a wreath in keeping the each season. Just sayin sweetie! Great job.

  15. Melanie says:

    Love It

  16. Suzanne Ragel says:

    Yay for convenience. Triple yay for eye-catching design!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      I am with you, Suzanne. I love that I can just reach up there! Thanks for your kind words. Have a great weekend! ~ Julie

  17. Reneé says:

    Love the salt and pepper shaker shelf ! Wish I had a kitchen that big!!
    You go girl!!

  18. Renée says:

    Love the S&P shelf!

  19. mari says:

    Love this!! Wish I could be as creative.

  20. karen says:

    Yes, I love the new style looks more up to date. Before seemed like to much clutter.Just love it.

  21. carol bittner says:

    Very pretty Julie; the S&P sets look cute and bright. One thing I miss tho is the big black EAT.
    It looks good and I know you need change now n then.
    It’s all good!!!

  22. TRACEY says:

    NAY !!!!!!

  23. Holly says:

    AWESOME!!! Love it!! Great job!!

  24. Rick says:

    Yay! I love salt and pepper!

  25. Lisa says:

    Love it!

  26. Ivory says:

    I agree with Carol, I too love the shelf, because beside the beautiful S&P shakers, there are so many things you can put there too. Known how talent you are, you will be doing that in the future, and whatever it maybe, it will be breathing.

  27. Elly says:

    I like both – it is just nice to have the option to change things up as you need a lift!

  28. Karla Pratt says:

    Love it ! Keep it. I collect usual drink glasses. Mostly booze ones. Lol ! I have been looking for n idea of how to display them. Excellent shelf idea.

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  30. Ann says:

    Yay! It’s the little things that we love that turn a house into a home. Now you can start your day out with an egg and a smile!

  31. Edith Weldon says:

    Yes, keep it. Also, I have a knife rack too by my stove. LOVE IT
    It is the only way to store them. I have 5 grands from ages 5-12 and it is comforting that they have to find it to use it!

  32. Judy McKee says:

    Love it!

  33. Amy K says:

    It’s a nice change but I prefer the original. That’s the beauty of it. You can change it all you want.

  34. Jessica says:

    Yay!!! Love the shelf!

  35. Jayne McLeod says:

    Love the shelf and that you can change it up (that’s the fun part !) but I must say as much as I love the salt & pepper shakers … well, I am just not crazy about the bussssynesssss of it all … just sayin’ Enjoy your day !

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