Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pot Rack

I get side-tracked so easily.   I get very excited about something new but that may be short-lived when I find something else I find even more interesting.  This was the case in building my cheese room in the basement.  I began by ripping out the old water-damaged cupboards.  Demolition is almost always fun, at least when it goes well, and this time it did.  After taking off the doors of the cupboards I removed all the shelves except the lowest ones.  I looked at it and thought what a great workbench it would make.  Here's where I became side-tracked.

I looked at the doors I had removed and remembered I wanted to build a shelf for our kitchen to put my new pots on that James gave me for Christmas.  Our kitchen is small and every cabinet and shelf is overloaded so I had no place to put these lovely new enameled pots.  I decided these doors might be worthy of a kitchen shelf.  You can see how I thought that, can't you?

I put one up on my "workbench", cut off the rotted sections, removed hinges and cut it down to shelf size.  I won't go into what I did to build it because it's not very fascinating.  I painted it red to match our kitchen cabinets and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.  We did have to buy the hooks to hang pots and pans from.  That was the only expense in building it. The rest of the stuff we already had. 

It's not fancy but it suits a farm house kitchen, I think.
I don't think the cheese room is going to be a cheese room afterall.  Now that I've ripped it apart I'm thinking we could make better use of it - maybe add another bathroom.  Who knows what will happen with it.  For now it's a disaster area that has a real nice workbench.  Makes me want to build something else.


  1. I've always been jealous of your ingenuity and resourcefulness, but this is over the top!
    The girls like the ladle/pipe for a giant on the left hand side of your new shelf.

  2. Mollie, you are way too easily impressed.
    I love that - pipe for a giant. We bought this in a little village in Italy. An old man was sitting outside this very tiny stone room carving things. We've never used the ladle but it reminds me of Italy and this ancient looking man whenever I look at it.

  3. Wow-- I love your new shelf/ pots rack. Can't wait to see what is next!

    I see you found your hooks. Great.

  4. mary pannabecker steinerJanuary 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Quite cool!

  5. Ohmygosh. That is just beautiful! You are so clever - and talented! I showed my husband and told him how much I love it and he said "uh oh". Ha! You may have helped me find another project for him ;)