pot racks aren't just for ceilings!!!

I was so excited last summer when I found a brand new wrought iron pot rack at a garage sale for $3.  I got it home and then was stumped about where I was going to hang it.  Finally I hung it over the sink and was thrilled with it.  Then I began trying to find the perfect things to hang from it and I didn't like anything.  Sigh...




I liked the look of it over the sink but whenever I hung anything on it, I found it looked cluttered instead of cute.  So I left it there and it became a shelf instead :)






Then Pinterest entered my life and I found lots and lots of pot racks that looked fabulous.  Why couldn't I figure out how to make mine look like those ones??!!

Last month I bought new lights for over the sink and the pot rack didn't work at all anymore so I took it down.   Boo!!

First thing this morning I had a brainwave.  Why don't I just hang it on the wall instead?  I whipped off the ceiling supports and decided to give up the better part of my chalkboard wall so I could hang it right beside my stove.  It was sure hard going to the office for the day and not being able to work on my project.  As soon as I got home, I got out the drill and attached the supports to the wall.


Yup, I like this!!!


Then I really got into the swing of things, using the hooks to hang knives and mixing and measuring spoons, herbs to dry and the like.  It's so handy!!



Of course it has finally dawned on me that the reason it never looked good is that my ceiling is way too low to have a pot rack hanging from it.  Live and learn!

Have a happy week!

UPDATE:  I painted out the chalkboard and added a cheap Ikea desk lamp to the pot rack (attached with zip clips) & a home made herb crate sign.  Come check it out HERE





38 comments:

  1. Like Julia Childs' kitchen :o) Nice reuse!

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  2. That looks great, glad you got to use it.

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  3. Great idea, sure looks good, handy too.
    Joy

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  4. Very good idea Anne! I'm also loving the chalkboard wall.

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  5. Your rack looks fabulous! I always thought those racks were a wonderful addition to a kitchen. :-)

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  6. Anne,
    What a perfect solution!You displayed it perfectly too.Now things are at your reach!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. Love your rack for displaying all your beautiful things and that chalkboard is a great idea!

    Jody

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  8. Ooo-la-la...Love Le Pot Rack....you are "as they say" too darn stinkin' creative!!!...Don't you just love those epiphanies!...I love it against the chalkboard wall...Great job Anne!!!

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  9. love your chalkboard wall and the clever way you fixed your problem, anne:) (your whole kitchen is lovely!)

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  10. Oh that did work out perfect! I had the same problem. I wanted a pot rack, but didn't know where in my kitchen I could hang anything without knocking my head into it! I didn't think of standing one on end. Genius! Of course, if I ever score a 3 dollar pot rack, I'll be in heaven!

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  11. That is perfect!!! And your accessories are the perfect fit. Pretty and functional. Now you don't have to look out above while you're at the sink. ;)

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  12. Bravo!!! I love how the creative process works one thing leads to another and I love how Pinterest helps
    Have a great weekend RaNae @ Ewe Creek Cottage

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  13. looks good on the wall. I did liked it over the sink too, but why being unhappy when you can be happy moving it around and without spending any extra? right?

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  14. Works for me in my small space kitchen too. Great job.

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  15. They are laminate counters. To answer your question!

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  16. What a great idea. I love it on the wall! :)

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  17. Hi Anne, A great adaption! The pot rack looks great.

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  18. That's a little funny! I like your $3 pot rack and the way you've hung it. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Project Parade. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live on Monday at 8am CST. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. Le pot rack is Le Lovely! What a genius idea!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend admiring your lovely Le Pot Rack ...

    :)

    Linda

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  20. Funny how you have rearrange things sometimes. It looks great now! Cute chalkboard wall too! I am a new follower!

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  21. Great idea! I have a low kitchen ceiling too. I like what you did with your pot rack.

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  22. Yup, it looks much better on the wall! Love the blue pots!!! And about those magazines: they look great, but most of them are impractical in real life and in normal size rooms...

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  23. I have the same problem, my ceiling is way too low. We would have just ended up walking into cast iron pans all the time....so on the wall it went. I love that yours is so close to your stove!

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  24. Thanks for the tips! My ceiling is low as well, and I have a vintage pot rack that is hanging in the mud/laundry room with nothing on it....
    All because I am afraid it will be in the way in the kitchen...

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  25. It looks great. I'm glad you worked it all out. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  26. I love it on the wall! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  27. Too funny - I used to have one hanging over the sink and kept knocking the pots with my head. Love your solution.

    Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

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  28. You lucky duck! What a great garage sale find. I think it looks good either way...as a shelf hanging from the ceiling or on the wall. Of course, placing it on the chalkboard is genius....and practical. Thanks for sharing it with us at our All Star Block Party :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

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  29. $3? Awesome, Anne! And your clever repurpose is perfect! Love it there!

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  30. Cute! Cute! Cute! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Inspiring! I'm struggling with a pot rack myself....I'm following now :)

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  32. great use, much better, looks great! Looking through your blog just wanted to say love your laundry room make over! Newest linky follower, hope to see you visit and follow.

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  33. Hey when in doubt go Verticle!! Looks great!

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  34. That looks so cool. Love it!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

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  35. Thanks for sharing your creative kitchen with everyone on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You always inspire us all.
    Always love hearing from you. You're a cutie!

    Jody

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  36. Anne--I love your pot rack now! Yeah, I guess a low ceiling makes a big difference. I would not have known that either.

    great job!

    gail

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