Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kitchen Storage solution ...

First, let me tell you how excited I am that our kitchen is almost complete.  Yippee!  We just have to complete the Island trim and paint it, oh and there's one wall that has been patched so it needs paint.  Then DONE!  Finito! Wooo Hooo!

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 ...

We have been here 7 months and both Frank and I have hated wrestling with pots in the cupboard so we had to do something.  I suggested some sort of Wall Pot Rack. Usually at this point I need to give Frank a visual so he knows what I am thinking.   I didn't want too spend much, so the plan was to go to Ikea and pick up this Grundtal wall shelf with some S hooks, maybe one of those hanging pot thingies too.

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!
Taaa Daaa!

I'm going to link up with Donna and everyone over at Funky Junk Saturday Nite Special #77


11 comments:

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Love this idea! I always think of pot racks as hanging from the ceiling, but this is such a fresh look! Hope you'll stop by my weekend linky party!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

So Cute

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see you again!

Lady Jane said...

That is a neat Idea... Looks great and is functional also.

Proper Prim said...

Joanne that is an awesome idea and it looks fabulous. I love that, I find the ceiling ones a little too cluttered. Yours looks so neat and tidy.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love that JO! This is looking fabulous, can't wait to see it all!

Meg said...

It's fortunate that you have nice looking pots to display! Ours are banged up, stained, bent...not so fun to display. Your solution is great!

Donna said...

I love your blue and white kitchen! It is my very favorite color combo. And my dream is to someday have a kitchen with lots of beadboard. Lucky you! Love the shelf!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I see you do lots of makeovers. I would love to have you share your projects at my blog party that runs weekly. It is on Wednesdays and the link is up on Tuesday evening. I love your kitchen rack you made. I have a pot rack and sometimes think I want to get rid of it, but I am like you and hate digging for pots and pans. Love your wall color with all the white.

Chrissy said...

Wow, I love this idea, when i renovated our kitchen I add pot/pan drawers, but they are definitley still cumbersome. I am new and just found your blog at Better to Boring, I am now a follower.

Serendipitous Home said...

That pot rack is truly beautiful. I always say to my customers function first then beauty and you don't necessarily have to sacrifice beauty!

I just started following too!

Sandra