Kitchen Works~A Surprisingly Fun & Functional Pot Rack
There’s something that draws you into the kitchen, whether at home or when visiting friends or family. Throughout the years, my cozy kitchen has seen wonderful gatherings with friends and family for graduations, anniversaries, barbeques and parties. After nearly 20 years, I realized the kitchen needed updating, along with work areas for baking, food preparation and more storage.
After picking out appliances, cabinets and new tiles, I’m now playing with new ideas in the old kitchen, to see if they’ll serve me well in our new kitchen. The main focus in this renovation is about form, function and defined spaces for everyday kitchen routines. However, one item I really want in my new kitchen is ~ a kitchen pot rack.
Lately, pot racks have become a mild obsession…I’ve found many inspirational photographs and ideas online. What really has intrigued me is making my own pot rack from ready-made items or materials, such as iron gates and copper pipes. One interesting pot rack trend is having a pot rack over the kitchen sink!
This charming, over-the-sink pot rack in the kitchen of author Susan Branch inspired me!
After printing out several pictures I found online, I showed them to hubby and… voila! The next thing I knew, there was a pot rack over the sink! I thought it was such a great project, I’ve included a DYI list of materials, along with pictures if you’re looking for a fun and functional pot rack in your kitchen.
At last, my pots and pans are now easily within reach! My mother’s cast iron pan is hanging next to my favorite Le Creuset skillets, and my french crepe pan.
I no longer have to search for lids to go with my cookware! I discovered you can slide the lids down the handles of the pan, and hang them together…this made my day!
DYI~ Kitchen-Over-the-Sink Pot Rack
1-inch heavy-duty electrical conduit pipe cut to measurement
2 galvanized pipe straps 3/4″ IPS
4 screws to attach pipe straps to top of cabinets
hooks to hang pots (I recycled mine from another pot rack)
This is a very easy, an economical pot rack with a chrome finish that complements stainless steel appliances. I love how all my cookware is right at my fingertips, and everything is more organized. Another benefit… my kitchen has more room for organizing baking pans and casserole dishes. This pot rack maybe be a ‘keeper’ for the new kitchen!
This entry was posted on January 4, 2012 by Annie Hayes. It was filed under Creative Projects, Great Kitchen Tools, Steampunk Decorating and was tagged with DYI kitchen pot rack, electrical conduit kitchen pot rack, mariann hayes pot rack design, Willow Cottage pot rack.