When we moved in I dumped my existing spice containers in the drawer and it worked fine except it was always messy, the round containers took up lots of space and I never really knew what I had in the drawer. Now that herbs and spices are available in bulk at several markets I frequent I only need to buy small amounts each time. I can keep my spices fresh by buying smaller quantities.
I made my labels, transferred everything to their new little homes and officially declared this project done.
I am still toying around with what to do with these spaces on both sides of the range-top. The empty space back in there is just waiting to be used for something specific One day an idea will pop into my mind. I'll grab my graph paper, draw it up and visit the same cabinet man who built all the cabinets in this kitchen. We'll go through our song and dance of "that won't work", and "you can't do that", but he'll figure it out because he knows what he's doing, we've been through this before with my drawings for this kitchen, and because of that, he gets me. But there's no rush. The space isn't going anywhere. Any ideas?