August 27, 2009

That's Quite a Rack!

This "Pot Rack" had been sitting in my garage for several months as I contemplated hanging it up?
Once again, it was a garage sale bargain for only $10.00! I had always thought about adding one to my kitchen and I just couldn't pass up the great deal

When would I find one again", I thought!

Eventually, at one of our Sunday Family Dinners...I decided to ask the group's opinion.
I know it was a daring many critics...but as my 6' 9" son and my 6' 4" husband held it up...we all took a gander at the possibilities!

"That is going to be a very difficult job", my brother said.

"You won't be able to see through it!", said my daughter.

"Hmmm", thought my husband. He was definitely unsure of the addition.

"Those always look cool & gourmet", said another daughter.

"It's hard to say", my niece added

Weeks went by. I thought and thought about it. I was fairly certain it would work and the added storage was a real plus in my mind. It couldn't possibly be that hard...would it block the view? Finally the day came...the decision was made...and with the help of my husband and daughter we took the plunge and erected the "Pot Rack".

And it wasn't hard to put up at all.
The studs were in the right place, on the ceiling, and "my stud" is very handy!

Success...everybody loves it.

My pots & pans are so handy for cooking.

It adds spice and interest to the kitchen!

And I am sure they knew all along...."Mama Knows Best"!

If you don't have an island in your kitchen and you have thought about having a pot is the one my sister, Diane has up in her kitchen over her window!


Lori said...

that is very nice to have all of your posts at your fingertips...i like Diane's idea too!!!

Lori said...

posts? {too much blogging i guess...LOL} of course i meant to say "pots"

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm laughing at Lori's comments...I love your pot rack

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love it! I was with a friend a week ago when she bought one. I can't wait to see her's up! Maybe she'll let me take a pic!

Denise said...

My sister has one and I have always loved it! Your looks great!


Just a little something from Judy said...

My looks so nice there! You are right, it does add an interesting element to your already beautiful kitchen. Way to stick with your original plan.

Judi said...

Hi there
I think its perfect there over the island. Good choice to do it.
I have one too but mine is one that I could hang against a wall and I have the perfect spot for it also...its so handy..I love it. I got new pots for Christmas a couple of years ago and then got the rack.
Hope you are having a great day over there

Diane said...

Carrie, It looks great and I LOVE the Red Accents. I sure am glad you pushed for your way on this one!
Hugs & Kisses your Sis

koralee said...

I adore it...what a great adds so much to your your pots as well! Good job!

vivian said...

looks great! I make so much noise digging my pans out of the cupboards.. one of these would keep things a lot quieter around here!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Carrie, Nice Rack!!! gotcha didn't I?
I have a little round one with a light built in right above my sink and I love it..holds my colander and my graters and some cute antique items too...;)

Deborah said...

Love it! In fact, I have one exactly like that...I just emailed you the photo!

BECKY said...

Hi Carrie! How ya doing, gal??
I think your pot rack is awesome and oh so functional!! I thought of putting one in our kitchen, but I am vertically challenged and the only place it could go it would have to be mounted higher than I can reach!! Plus, LeCreuset pots do much better in a cabinet and I have more of those, now!!

Have a fantastic Friday!!

Amy said...

Definitely fills a void. Looks great and it's functional! Perfect!

Utah Grammie said...

I like it - it does make the kitchen seem warm and inviting - kinds weird for a pot rack to do but I'd say that's just what it did :-)

Love the photo of you & hubby - what a handsome couple you two are!

Oh, and the background on the blog? Perfect - it reminds me of fabric!

Pen Pen said...

Love it... my pots don't look good enough to hang out on display. LOL I would have to buy a new set. :o) I like the way your sister did hers too... so cute.

The Pink Door said...

Looks great auntie! Glad you decided to put it up! ;)

Joy said...

Very cool pot rack. Love your kitchen!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I must be slow because I just now realized you are Diane's sister! Your pot rack does look nice. I'm afraid my pots wouldn't look that nice:( Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Elyse said...

i love your posts! they are so fun to read.

the pot rack rocks. very gourmet cooks kitchen, williams-sonoma, and all that cool stuff. enjoy it!


this blessed nest said...


i can't believe you found this for $10.00. great find. aren't garage sales - yard sales the best ever???
i wish i could go more often...once my kiddos get a little bigger, perhaps.

found you via outside my kitchen morning.

have a great week.

Florence and Mary said...

Looks great!

Victoria x

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks great and with a 6'9" son it's the perfect job for him! I have light fixtures above my island, otherwise, I would consider it!

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