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!
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.
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.
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!