DIY: Quilt Shelf Pot Rack

DIY: Quilt Shelf Pot Rack

DIY: Quilt Shelf Pot Rack (www.moreismerrier.com)

I have a fairly small kitchen. I have almost n0 storage/cabinet space, and that makes it hard to have a really efficient kitchen. I’ve been stacking my pots and pans on my stove, or in it, for what seems like an eternity.

I really wanted a pot rack to hang my pots and pans on, but my ceilings are low, and there just isn’t any place to hang one where people wont bang their heads into my pots and pans! This made me think a wall mount pot rack would be an excellent idea. Until I looked around my kitchen and realized I don’t have a lot of wall space either! One wall has the fridge and cabinets, plus the window over the sink. Another wall has cabinets and my stove. One wall has a breakfast bar, and then a wide open doorway to the living room. That left me with one wall, and it has a HUGE window on it.

I decided perusing Pinterest might help me get some ideas, and I was not disappointed. There were many great ideas, but none that would work in my kitchen. Then, I saw this curtain rod used to hang pots and pans from, and I suddenly remembered that I had this quilt shelf in the craft room. I was going to hang it over the window in there and hang a pretty, lacy afghan from it as a window treatment. No one sees that window though – ever! I knew what I had to do!

Quilt Shelf Pot Rack before paint.

I sanded that bad boy down and spray painted it with about 5 coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X Gloss paint, in Colonial Red. It’s a primer and paint in one with 2 x the coverage of other spray paints. (No, they did not sponsor this post in any way, but I love the coverage this paint provides!) This whole process took about a week because I wanted to go slow and do it right.

Quilt Shelf Pot Rack painted Colonial Red

I hit it with a couple of coats of  clear coat, and decided I was happy with it. Once it was fully dry, I put it all back together and had hubby hang it over that huge kitchen window.

Finished Quilt Shelf Pot Rack!

Yes, yes. I need to paint that wall, and find some different kitchen curtains! Actually, I’ve found an old barn wood print wall paper that I really want to hang on that wall. I think it would set the whole kitchen off perfectly! For now, though, I have a Quilt Shelf Pot Rack! The hardest thing about this pot rack was finding S-hooks that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I looked online first, but they wanted way too much for all the hooks I saw. I mean, $14 – $16 for 6 hooks is a little insane. I checked at Home Depot but couldn’t find them, and finally broke down and asked. The S-hooks they had in hardware were WAY too small to hook over my bar! Then I remembered that we hang plants from S-hooks on the deck, and went to check in the garden section! TWO hooks in a package for $1.99. I bought four packages and I think they are perfect!

I wanted to put my antique creamers on the shelf but only two were small enough to fit. The rest are in my coffee station on my counter.  That’s ok though, because it means there’s room for my smaller skillets and my steamer basket!

Only my smallest creamer pitchers fit.

Do you need a pot rack too, or do you already have one?

Comments

  1. What a super cute idea, love how country it looks!

  2. What an awesome idea! I love how easy it is, yet it looks so thought out! Thanks for sharing, I may have to try this! 🙂

  3. Great idea! Those are the best creative ideas – using things you already have around the house. Good job!

  4. Very creative! I love this…

  5. I love that such a great idea!!

  6. I love that you painted it red – it really pops up on the wall. I also like that you used those hooks to clip on rather than having to drill something in.

    • Debra, my kitchen theme is apples, so it was either going to be red or green. I just didn’t think a bright apple green, or even a darker leaf green would look as nice. Since my cabinet knobs are little red apples, I figured that red would look perfect! Thank you for the compliment!

  7. This is awesome! I was looking at our kitchen window and think this would fit (and look) perfect, and free up some much needed space in my cupboards! LOVE THIS, thank you so much!!

  8. Oh I LOVE that, what a great idea!! That’s something I never thought of before!!

  9. chris aka monkey says:

    this is a superb idea i have the same problem in this kitchen, came over from hometalk kove your blog xx

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