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Monday, March 13, 2017

Make A Pot Rack For Under $10

I made this pot rack for FREE, using things I found in our garage, but you can make it for around $10.

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Recently, I’ve been pinning images of pot racks that inspired me.

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I cook everyday and our tiny kitchen doesn’t have quite enough storage. A pot rack seemed like a good solution.

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But when pricing pretty pot racks I found that most were beyond my budget.

This kitchen is not just for show. “That stove is constantly in use,” says Kendall. “And our table is always full of fresh produce from our garden.” A silver ice bucket corrals wooden spoons beneath iron and copper pots. A painting by Kendall’s sister, Cayetana hangs above a traditional tagine.:

The Mr. and I have been working on cleaning out the garage and I came across three items that gave me an “ah ha” moment. I combined them to create this pot rack:

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Our range hood is metal. This is a must for this project.

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You will need one magnetic curtain rod. They cost around $8.00.

You can find the rods at WalMart, Big Lots and other stores in the curtain section.

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Since the pot rack needed to stretch across a distance that was beyond the length of the rod included I used a wooden dowel.

Wooden dowels can be found at most home improvement stores. They generally cost around $1.00.

Tip: take the magnetic end bracket with you to find a dowel that will fit snugly.

I simply used a hack saw to cut it to the length I needed but you can also ask the store where you are purchasing the dowel to cut it for you and they will, for free.

I spray painted the dowel a nice copper shade with paint I had left over from another project. 

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Place the dowel into each bracket and then attach the magnetic brackets to the underside of the metal hood.

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You’ll then need some sort of “S” hook to hang the pots or other kitchen paraphernalia from the rod. Such hooks can be found in a hardware department for just a few bucks.

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My “S” hooks were from an outdoor chandelier we had used on our patio two houses ago. Some of you may recall the sweet mama hummingbird that nested in it several times. The chandelier is now long gone but the Mr. had saved the hooks from which it was suspended.

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The hooks were cleaned well, spray painted copper and then hung on the rod. Then a few of our lighter weight copper pots and molds were hung from the hooks.

I’m pretty happy with this pot rack made from found objects just gathering dust in our garage.

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Do you have a pot rack in your kitchen?


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GSGreatEscaper said...

Very ingenious! I don't have a pot rack since I have a gas cooktop in my center island. I like yours - you have the perfect spot and by hanging your decorative items rather than a random collection of everyday cookware, you make it a feature rather than an add on afterthought!

Mildred said...

I do not have a pot rack but I sure love the one you have created here! It looks great!

Auntie Em said...

Your copper pans look so pretty hanging over the range and really add a touch of sparkle to the nook. I am too scare to hang anything over our stove since it's a glass top and I have already cracked one to pieces. I am so timid I only store some plastic containers in the cabinet over top. Mostly due to the fact I am a clutz! lol
Love your ingunity. Thank you for sharing! :)

Stacey said...

That's just so perfect in your spot! Very frenchy. :) said...


Marilyn said...

Copper against brick! It doesn't get better than that.

That's absolutely a magazine-worthy project, plus you can't beat the price.

You're giving me ideas! :-) I'd love a pot rack like that.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Dianna said...

Amazing! I don't have a pot rack...I actually had a lovely rod iron one, but passed it on to our daughter because we didn't have space for it here in our current home. But seeing what you've done, perhaps I could do something similar from our range hood. Thank you so much, Laura, for the idea.

craftyles said...

It looks great and so useful too. I love the copper with the brick surround. Great project!

Mountain Mama said...

I have been thinking of installing a pot rack in my kitchen since I have quite the collection of pots and cooking gadgets. It would be great to hang the pots and clear some space to store all my small appliances in the cleared out cupboards. I just haven't really found the right one yet. Ideally it would also have a shelf for lids, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. The search continues!

Jeanie said...

Very clever, Laura, and it looks terrific, too!

Linda said...

Super clever and cute, Laura! :)
I have a big ladder as a hanging pot rack from our kitchen ceiling above/near the oven area. It's rustic, but that's what I like best in decorating and we have no such space directly behind the stove. Everything is little in our house, seriously. ♥

Rue said...

No, but I used to. I love yours! It turned out beautiful :)

Laura, I'm so sorry to read about Franz. I sat here in tears reading your story about him. I'm so glad that baby had you to love him and that you had him. My heart goes out to you, my friend.