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Project

Kitchen Rack

Introduction

Their sleek glass and porcelain rods long gone, enameled, ceramic, and metal towel-bar supports often turn up at flea markets. Attractive -- but what can you do with them?

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Measure and mark the desired height of the bar, then measure and mark the placement of the support for one end.

  2. Step 2

    Attach support to the wall with the appropriate screws or bolts. Then, insert pipe securely into opening.

  3. Step 3

    Insert pipe securely into second piece of towel-bar support, and slide it into place. Attach to wall with appropriate screws or bolts.

  4. Step 4

    Paint the heads of screws or bolts to match support, if desired. Add S hooks to hang kitchenware.

Source
Decorating Good Things 2007, Special Issue Fall 2007

Reviews (15)

  • kershaw 12 Jan, 2014

    PICTURES PLEASE!! BECAUSE I NEVER THOUGHT THAT A TOWL BAR WITHOUT A RACK WAS AN ATTRACTIVE THING... I RATHER THINK THAT THEY OFTEN LOOK CORRODED AND PAST REDEEMABLE, SO A PICTURE OF HOW YOU DID IT, OR HOW YOU WOULD DO IT IS WORTH MORE THAN 1,000! ALSO, INSTEAD OF THIS, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT AN OLD SHUTTER, WHICH IS AN ATTRACTIVE THING, AND I WILL USE WIRE LOOPS FROM SHOWER LINER TO HANG! BECAUSE SOME OF MY KITCHEN TOOLS DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING FROM WHICH TO HANG THEM, LIKE WOODEN SPOONS...

  • 1maryalyce 22 Aug, 2010

    I use the same idea with my kitchen utensils..long handled spoons, tongs, ladels, and whisks..I used a towel bar and hooks and hung the bar near my stovetop..no more searching thru drawers.

  • rock63roll64 19 Aug, 2010

    WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA!!!...AND MY HUSBAND BEING A PLUMBER, I HAVE PLENTY OF COPPER PIPE SITTING AROUND, WAITING TO BE RESCUED!! THANKS!!

  • ellasc 19 Aug, 2010

    I have a large cubbard that holds my pots. Some large and some small. I seldom use the large ones and I am thinking this would work well for the smaller often used pots. Larger ones in the shlf below or in utility closet and smaller ones, the skillet I use most often could be hanging in the top cabinet. It is under a wall oven so very deep and would allow enough space. I will investigate this possibility.

  • TreborNC 19 Aug, 2010

    Of course if you have a decorative copper or stainless backsplash, no dings...

  • Tiffheater 11 Jul, 2010

    Martha, this looks pretty, but wouldn't the pots scratch the wall?

  • kitchencartsromona 14 Mar, 2010

    This would be wonderful for a small kitchen. I think I will plan to free up some cupboard space and do this. Thank you MS.

    Romona,
    Publisher, kitchencarts360

  • Orah 14 Mar, 2010

    I should add I have a closet for a kitchen and this freed up valuable storage elsewhere.

  • Orah 14 Mar, 2010

    I saw this browsing the site a couple months ago. Mine is hung on the drop ceilling above the sink. It's great as they can air dry right into the sink.

  • KatherineRN 13 Jan, 2009

    I hang pots and utensils directly from decorative curtain rods over the windows. I have wrought iron rods. Pans and some utensils hang from 's' hooks, others hook directly over rod. I have no problem with them hitting the wall or window.

  • TFCress 12 Jan, 2009

    This idea would work well for organizing craft supplies above a craft table . Hang sissors etc. from s-hooks

  • the7gerbers 11 Jan, 2009

    How about using it to hang potholders from?

  • the7gerbers 11 Jan, 2009

    How about using it to hang potholders from?

  • mykele 11 Jan, 2009

    Better yet, suspend the copper pipe from the ceiling....ergo NO
    wall dings. Also use brackets that extend from the wall...
    maybe 4 to 6 inches... strong brackets of course and fastened
    to studs.

  • pas_non 11 Jan, 2009

    it looks nice, but i see lots of damage to the wall behind the pots happening. little metal scrapes and dings from being so close to the wall.