Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pot Racks

I like the look of pot racks in a kitchen.  While my kitchen was being renovated I purchased a beautiful pot rack from a local furniture store.  When it was put up though, I did not like how it looked.  In my opinion it was too big and imposing.  I have a huge kitchen, so it can accommodate a big pot rack, but I just did not like how it looked so I took it down.   No one that I knew had a kitchen anywhere near the size of mine that I could offer it to so I decided to just give it to Goodwill.

I saw a small kitchen rack at Lowes that can be used to hang pots and kitchen gadgets.  I purchased it and hung it up over my stove.

Here is a photo of the smaller kitchen rack that I bought at Lowes.  I put the decorative copper pots in the back since I don't use them.  I bought the copper pots at the Christmas Tree Shoppe a few years ago.  They are not meant for cooking in.  In the front row are lots of my kitchen gadgets and utensils that I use.  The stainless steel strainer hanging on the right I recently purchased at Marshalls.  Sitting on top of the rack are some vintage cans I got at a garage sale really super cheap.  

  

Martha Stewart is one of my favorite people and here she is in an older photograph.  Martha is standing in the kitchen of her farmhouse.  There is a lot of "stuff" in her kitchen but I love the pot rack and the hanging baskets.  Even though would not have so many things in my kitchen I still love Martha's kitchen.  It has a very warm and welcoming look to it.  I love the dried flowers and they are an element that I am considering for my own kitchen. 


Below are some photos of more pot racks so that you can get an idea of the different styles available in case you are considering getting one.

The first pot rack that I bought and took down was just about this size.

 






This is a wall pot rack so it would not hang from the ceiling.





5 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, I am sure someone at GW thought they had died and gone to heaven. Love the wall one you added. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

JoKnows said...

Yours looks great. Love the vintage cans. I would love to have a pot rack but we just don't have anywhere to put it. I enjoyed looking at your selections though. And the photos of Martha's kitchen. From what I have seen, she doesn't have so much stuff around now (???).

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

First of all, thank you SO much for stopping by my blog and commenting! Second, I am going to come back to this blog and read all of your tabs because I am intrigued. So I will be following. Third, I used an old apple ladder from my grandfather's barn as a pot rack in my kitchen. It was the perfect size!

collarcitybrownstone said...

I think you may be right Jo. I haven't seen an updated look of Martha's farmhouse kitchen but I would imagine that she has paired down a lot at this point.

collarcitybrownstone said...

I saw a picture of a pot rack made out of a ladder. I should have included it in this post.

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