I am Nicole from Thrifty Decorating
and I am so excited to be visiting The 36th Avenue today!
Desiree’s ideas have been so inspiring and continue to influence my style and design ideas!
One of my posts that is frequently bringing traffic is how I like to decorate with old windows, so I decided to share my “how-to” make a pot rack with some updated pictures.
Sheesh! Those old pictures are horrid!!
We had an IKEA pot rack sitting in a box for the longest time. When we first moved into our house over 6 years ago, I had purchased one, but was afraid to put it up and put holes in our new walls and ceiling.
I almost gave the set to Goodwill…..I think at one point I even tried painting it??
It was a miserable FAIL! This was before I knew of the wonder of spraypaint!
Thankfully, we kept it because I was able to reclaim some of its parts!
The metal bars of the pot rack are from the IKEA kit….honestly, we never use the actual rails because my hubby is TOO tall. At 6’5″ he hits his head on the pots and that makes for an unhappy hubby!
Instead, I just use “S” hooks from the hardware store and hang the pots off
the cross pieces of my window….no injured heads that way!
To hang to the window from the ceiling, we also just used pieces from the hardware store.
We screwed eye hooks into the window and ceiling and then bought inexpensive chain and clasp at our local True Value store. The hardware probably cost under $5.00!
It was a quick and easy project and because the window was free along
the side of the road, the total cost was under $10.00!
What have you made with old windows?
What a great idea!
This Window Pot Rack is incredibly clever and charming!
Oh Nicole! I am giving you the special guest sticker…
Thank you so much for visiting with us and sharing your project here.
Make sure to visit Nicole’s blog today and thank her
for taking the time to share this awesome project with us.
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Thank you again my love!
Happy Tuesday Everyone…
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I did this in our last home and I miss it. Our new home has a “one butt” galley style kitchen with no place for one, but oh someday when we remodel…. ahhh
CRAP! I bought ONE four paned window this weekend and passed up three others. Let’s see if I can remember where the garage sale was and go knock on their door! Found your blog through Nicole!
How fun to see you over here Nicole! And I love this project!
Great reuse of an old window frame! I have used several old (and extremely *heavy*) windows as frames for some watercolor paintings that I painted… turned out great! Now I think I’d like to get another window for a different project… =]
It is awesome. I love what Nicole did with her window!
What a cool idea! Love it!
this is very very cool! love this idea…
much love ♥
Wonderful guest today Desiree, Nicole is a sweetie. I pinned her window when I saw it, it’s one of those things I say HEY I could do that (unlike her evil cake pop recipe!).