Monday, January 3, 2011

Spice Rack Turned K-Cup Coffee Holder

I have a Keurig coffee maker, which I love having and I have seen the holders that they sell for the coffee k-cups, but they are usually around $30. Since it isn't a high priority item, I haven't bought one yet.

I was at a thrift store the other day and I saw a empty spice rack and it looked like it might just hold the K-cup coffees. Well, for $3 it was worth a try.

I brought it home and it worked perfectly!

I added a knob on the top for easier turning, but I didn't get a picture of it. I ended up giving this one as a gift to my Grandpa who received a Keurig for Christmas. I am on the look out for another, which doesn't seem like it will be too hard to find. Spice racks must not be all that great, they are always at the thrift stores! Good thing for me I guess :)


  1. Very clever - great repurpose.

    I think that the problem with spice racks is some people don't use enough spices to justify them and others (like me) use so many spices that we take up several cupboards as well as refrigerator and freezer space with our spices.

  2. perfect! are you sure it wasn't made for that? good eye!

  3. love that i have a keurig as well! the stands are 20 bucks each! sheesh..
    i'm your newest follower..come join mine. :)

  4. I have seen so many of these discarded spice holders.....after seeing this I can't find one! I am on the look out and I'm buying all that I can find to give as gifts. I did see one for $7.00 at a local thrift store....too high, so my search continues. Thank you for the great idea! I enjoy re-purposing objects..this has to be one of the best!

  5. I finally found one of these spice racks at a thrift store. I think I'm going to stain mine a dark color and add a vintage or faux vintage knob to the top (as you did). My "K-cup holder" still had the spice jars in it. I am going to wash them up, add new labels to the caps and I will have cute and practical jars to store buttons, snaps, nails, etc. There are 16 of them. There are endless uses for these jars but they are only the bonus...the real deal is the K-cup holder which makes selecting my coffees so much easier and looks so tidy on my kitchen counter. I love re-purposing items and I am inspired by your blog. My spice holder quest continues! Thanks!

  6. I bought one of these spice racks only to find that none of my spice bottles fit in the holes. That is why people discard them. I had to make the holes bigger by sanding the holes bigger to fit. What ever happened to the special bottles that fit in these?