Monday, October 4, 2010

Pot Racks/Kitchen Decor

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I’ve been contemplating on a better way to store my pots and pans since our kitchen is small and I don’t want to stack them in a cupboard.  So I started looking into pot rack ideas here’s a few ideas I liked:
My husband didn’t like the valance idea because it blocked out what little light we do get from our window.  He really liked this idea:
I really like this idea of using a coat rack especially since it incorporated a place for the lids too…
however, I did not have a coat rack nor did I want to spend any money to get one.  So I sort of incorporated all three ideas together in creating this…
I think they turned out great.  I’m loving the brown and green colors too, which match our dishware set and I didn’t even have to go out and buy the paper I already had it in my stash.
I just cut up some scrap boards into 4.5” by 3.75” rectangles.  I then attached the scrapbook paper to the board using Elmer’s glue.  Yep, you read that right I did not use Mod Podge (ran out of this on my last project).  The glue worked wonderfully, and I think it’s the best job I’ve ever done.  Usually I get a little bit of bubbles or wrinkles but this time I didn’t have any of that on any of them.  I also ran the edge of a spatula across the surface to help smooth out the paper and remove the bubbles.
006-1Then I brushed up the sides with some brown acrylic paint and applied a top coat of Elmer’s glue to  seal it.  I then drilled a small hole about an inch from the bottom and screwed in the hanging thing (these were in a wall hanging kit we bought a few years ago). 007-1-2Total cost for this project was FREE since I already had everything I needed around my house!!! 
I’m loving the look and functionality of my new kitchen decor!!!    



Kestlyn said...

What a great idea! It looks amazing. My only question is where are the lids???

Marilyn said...

Kestlyn, Thanks you. The lids are still on a shelf, but they take up much less space then the pots did!!!

Tony and Kimra said...

What a great idea! Putting it in my 'home decor' inspiration file and definitely going to refer to it (when I get a kitchen). I love the simplicity of the actual item but how it makes the kitchen more complex

Cheryl said...

I just love these - the look, the price, the prints - I'll be featuring it at Craftastic Monday, so be sure to stop by & grab a featured button:)

Shanarun said...

These hooks can apply to anywhere in your home! I like the way you have used them. And thanks for your Elmer's Glue "secret" -good to know!


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