I’m inheritedly frugal. Not only do I look for ways to save money, I’m look out (or should I say up) for ways to save space. Living in a small home, every inch matters. I’ve always fancied the idea of an over head pot and pan rack, but the prices were not to my liking. The cathedral ceiling in our home also present a problem, as I’m not fond of long cord or cable dangling from the ceiling.
A few months back I came upon
borrowed a page from a hospital magazine. A stainless steel shelf with hooks was installed over a stove for an instant pot and pan rack. Perfect. This set up could work in my pantry. Not too tall, no dangling cables.
Unable to find a stainless steel shelf, I bought the next best thing, a stainless steel hotel style towel rack. Lord knows how my brain segued from a pot rack to a towel rack, that’s just how it works.Ch
And work it does. The rack I purchased at the Salvation Army thrift store, still in the box for $5.00. The j hooks to hold the pots and pans, took a bit more thought. The cheapest hook available was priced at $3.00 each. A stroll through the local hardware store revealed stainless steel shower curtain hooks at a cost of $5.00 per dozen.
Now my stainless steel bowls, mixing blades, serving dish, funnels and colanders are all within easy reach.
If you’re looking for even more inspiring racks, check out the section Pots and Pans on pinterest, from peg boards, to old windows to screen doors.