Happy Friday! It’s a snow day here in Oklahoma – a.k.a. a chance to bust out some projects I have been putting off for-ev-ah! This DIY Pot Rack from an old ladder has been sitting around, halfway done, for a few weeks. And halfway done projects stare at me and whisper “loser” every time I pass it. It’s like the ghost of Christmas projects. FREAKY.
A pot rack is a necessity in our house because the genius who built our home did not build a pantry or much storage space in the kitchen. When we bought our home 6 years ago I bought this pot rack at ROSS for $30.00, thinking it was a temporary solution, until I found one I adored. Then two things happened. I never found one I liked and the pot racks I adored were made for the rich and famous – based on their price.
And you know what I do when I get all Scrooge-like about prices! I MacGyver one up one my own.
If you want to DIY our own ladder pot rack here are the supplies you will need.
Handy Link Chain (this one was 15 feet) $13.00 at Home Depot
4 x Quick Link Chain (this size was 3/16”) $2.00 each
Threshold Shower Hooks from Target $8.00
Rust-oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint $6.00
A Ladder (duh). I bought mine at a flea market for $10.00. It is smaller than an actual ladder you would use. I have no idea what it was used for, possibly just a decorative piece.
I spray painted the chain link and the Quick Link Chains in the oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Guys. This stuff is classiness in a can. It changes a prison looking piece of chain into a fancy looking hanging device. I sprayed 4 thin coats on everything and let it dry for about 48 hours before using it.
I then just attached the chain to the 3rd rung from the outside and adjusted the length of the chain to my liking with the quick link chain. Sorry about the crappy picture above. It was 10pm and I was like “Dude, get on with this project already.” So there was no natural light to speak of.
I used the Threshold shower curtain hooks to hang the pots. I had considered using S Hooks like these but when I stumbled upon the shower curtain hooks I chose them because I didn’t have to spray paint them (they were already oil-rubbed bronze) and one side of the hook was smaller than the other, so it hung to the ladder a little more snuggly and stayed in place better.
Then I hung my pots and stood back and admired it. It looks so unique and handmade. I LOVE it!
And I love it even more for the price.
What do you think about my DIY pot rack? Handmade or Homemade looking?