I was off work this past week and had a mission to check a few things off the to do list. I don't know what it is but if I don't stay busy with small projects I'll nap the day away. Then I'd be all grumpy when I go back to work if I hadn't accomplished anything. But, hey, that's not the case so all is good!
OK, now that my self analysis is over, back to our Kitchen Storage solution. For the last 10 years I have had a Hanging Pot Rack for easy access to cookware. When we moved to our new house in June we knew the Pot Rack would be too large for this house so we gave it to a friend. The Pot Rack looked something like this one ...
I was procrastinating, I did not feel like packing a lunch for the road trip to Ikea, I did some searching online to see if there was another solution that I could pick up from a local store. While I was doing this, Frank came up with a brilliant idea to use a shelf I had originally bought to use as a mantle.
We had the darker of the 3 shelves shown above but it wasn't rustic enough so I painted and distressed it, then went to the local hardware store and picked up some hooks for $2.78. Porter, an American Labrador Retriever helped me find the right hooks (next time I'll take a pic of him, he has the best face)
and there you have it ... One Beautiful and functional pot rack! No more clanging pots at dinner time!
I'm going to link up with Donna and everyone over at Funky Junk Saturday Nite Special #77