Monday, August 17, 2015

MODify: My $5.00 Thrifted and Upcycled Home Vegan Bulk and Apothecary Shelf

I've dreamed of opening my own herb/spice/tea shop/cafe for years. Now I know it doesn't align with my life right now, and if it happens, that it won't happen for years, but my research on the subject is a daily passion. (Long-time readers might remember my frugaliTEA write-ups, I may need to resurrect that.) I love surrounding myself with my herbs and spices and keeping them accessible for daily experimentation. I adore the herb wall at my herbalism school and considered stealing a wall from my living room/dining room/office area, but luckily, I created a small one for $5.00 recently via organic osmosis!


The jars and large black basket at the bottom were from a yard sale for a combined $5.00. (Save for the larger jars, which I bought years ago from WalMart.)

The big black shelf was found in the trash on my street on the way home before I bought the small screw-top jars and it ended up being the perfect size! The black basket will be perfect for holding fruits and veggies you store outside the fridge or fruits that need to ripen.

The biggest jars at the bottom are holding beans and lentils I purchased from the bulk-buy section at a natural food store. I love having this all out and accessible versus stuffed into my cabinet. Keeping it out and visible from my work desk (the apartment's open concept, my desk is pretty much next to the kitchen) keeps my goals on-mind and visible. And it's been fun to experiment with dishes like fenugreek/ginger/fennel beans (the herbs prevent bean-bloat) or cardamom clove chia seed pudding.

The endless experimental possibilities keep me hooked on healthy living experimentation. That, and it all smells and tastes amazing! I have a list of my go-to herbs and spices here, but this shelf currently hosts: skullcap, red raspberry leaf, catnip, alfalfa, oatstraw, nettle, ginger, peppermint, crampbark, allspice, clove, red lentils, black beans, and my delicious hair growth, cold healing/prevention, and digestion/beautifying tea mixes. I'm doing my master herbalism thesis on nutritious teas and spice blends- and possibly adding that option to my business! Yum!

Past MODifies: 

-Spice Rack / New Mod Furniture Use / "Shopping" at Mom's
-Transformers Push-Pins
-Decoupage Skeleton Tray
-IKEA Hack: Professional Photography Rollerblind Set-up
-DIY Gameboard Shelves
-Mod Shopping Basket Planter
-3 Thrifty Ideas for Hanging Artwork
-Easy DIY Fabric Back-Drops

Have you been modifying any free (or close it) finds? Next on my list, some big art pieces, fixing another tray, transplanting my propagated succulent babies...
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43 comments:

  1. Who would throw away a perfectly good shelf? Why not at least donate it, you know? Anyway, it looks perfect with the screw top jars and the black basket. I think your tea looks so pretty all lined up like that. For some reason, I find it really satisfying to see other people's pantries all pretty and organized with everything in glass jars. My "pantry" is really just 2 cabinets in our tiny kitchen, and it's always totally jumbled with food, definitely not a "pinterest pantry" lol...but maybe some day. :)

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    1. I agree on tossing perfectly good items. My neighborhood tosses tons of gorgeous items all the time and I wish I could save it all :\ Salvation Army makes house calls and will even come get stuff from your house. Yeah, my other pantries are not pinterest pretty either, haha. One step at a time...

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  2. I absolutely love your spice/food shelf. So nice when you can reuse something and it looks great too. Very functional and easy to see!

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    1. I love how accessible it is, perfect for food and tea experimenting :)

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  3. Very cool! And cheap is always a plus!

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    1. That it is! It's a good reminder to hold out on buying anything new if possible, there's too much out there 2nd-hand.

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  4. Don't yiu just love it when things work out perfectly like finding the rack. Great set up Van.

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  5. That is adorable! Their trash- your treasure! :)

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    1. Yep yep :) I will keep vigilant for free organizing supplies. I can probably get it all for free just from people I know and the road.

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