Hanging Pot Rack
When we moved into our new house two years ago, I knew the cupboard space could be an issue. I decided I wanted a hanging pot rack, but I couldn't find one that suited our house and style, and also our budget! Why are ugly, hum-drum hanging pot holders so darn expensive?!?
So, I kept an open mind, and finally this past summer I found the perfect hanging pot holder for us. An antique sled for $15! Woot woot! My husband was skeptical though....very skeptical....
I bought the rope and hardware I would need (when I told the guys at the local Home Hardware what it was for they were skeptical too...geepers, some men haven't a spark of imagination!) I needed to spray paint the hardware because I didn't want it to be shiny silver.
Then, when my Dad was visiting one weekend, we got to work! We had to drill a lot (a LOT) of holes into my ceiling because this old house does not have "regular", evenly spaced beams. So, we drilled to make sure we were putting the eyelets into beams (ya know, so the pot rack didn't come crashing down on our heads!)
I love the finished product! And, my husband even thought it was kind of awesome. I am so happy that I found this sled, and that I didn't just buy the first thing I saw from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's original, it goes with our beautiful old house, and I love to re-use stuff!
Have you ever given something a totally different job than what it was intended for? Tell me about it! I am always interested in new & creative ideas!
Sharon Vanden Enden
11/26/2013 06:38:04 am
It's as if Anne from Anne of Green Gables wrote this! Geepers! Looks good Amy :)
11/26/2013 07:21:35 am
It was the "spark of imagination" comment, wasn't it? Haha, well, I was in the depths of despair from their lack of support, but I overcame it! ;)
11/28/2013 04:41:21 am
I really love this idea! Looks great :)
12/11/2013 04:14:52 am
I love this idea! Where did you get the hooks?
12/11/2013 10:22:47 am
Hey, I ended up getting the hooks at Bed, Bath & Beyond (haha, ironically, because I said I didn't just buy a plain old pot rack from there!). I didn't have a lot of options for where to get the hooks. Ikea probably has some, and if you lived in a big enough town that had a kitchen supply store (that businesses would use) they should have them too. Let me know if you end up making one!
10/24/2020 04:28:19 am
10/24/2020 09:03:28 am
Hi there! The red paint on the sled is original to the sled, I didn't paint it on there. A basic spray paint for metal would work though, and then it could be sanded away at the corners to make it look distressed if you wanted. Let me know (send me pictures!) if you make a hanging sled pot rack!
10/26/2020 09:08:54 am
Thank you for your response. I'd love to leave a pic but I don't see that option available.
10/26/2020 11:51:01 am
You can just e-mail it to me at email@example.com!
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