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? Show off the hardware in another room. Coordinate a pair of the supports with your kitchen's color scheme or style, and suspend copper pipe from which to hang pots and pans.
Kitchen Rack How-To
The rack needs to be sturdy enough to hold heavy pots and pans. For stability, the pipe should be no more than 4 feet long; have it cut at a hardware store. The supports' openings should be only slightly larger than the diameter of the pipe they will support. Hang the rack from a stud, if possible, or use anchors.
1. Measure and mark the desired height of the bar, then measure and mark the placement of the support for one end.
2. Attach support to the wall with the appropriate screws or bolts. Then, insert pipe securely into opening.
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. Paint the heads of screws or bolts to match support, if desired. Add S hooks to hang kitchenware.