4/20/2009

"2nd Time Around Tuesday"

It's "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

Hello my friends and welcome to "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

I really look forward to Tuesdays! "2nd Time Around Tuesday" is hosted by our very own Diane over at "A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words" !

If you haven't ever been over to Diane's place, you really must go! She has a delightful blog and some of the most awesome 2nd time around treasures! While you're there, you can go and visit all of the other Tuesday participants!

Thank you Diane, for giving us an opportunity to show our antique store, flea market, garage sale, estate sale and thrift store "treasure finds"!!!

"2nd Time Around Tuesday"
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My Kitchen Pot/Pan Rack!

This Tuesday's post really picks up where yesterday's Metamorphosis Monday post left off! On Monday I shared the metamorphosis of my kitchen. To see more of my kitchen and Met Monday's post...just click HERE ...

A couple of years ago I started shopping for a pots & pan rack! It would have to be just right. As you can see in the photo...my range sits back in a niche, so the pots & pan rack would have to fit in that little area. Plus, I didn't want to be knocking my head on pans while I was cooking...hehe!!!

Well...it seems that nothing is ever really simple when it comes to me and what I want! Not only would my new pots & pan rack have to fit perfectly in that niche but I also wanted one that was unique...something different from your "run-of-the-mill" rack!!!

This is what I found....

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It is different isn't it? Have you ever seen a pots & pan rack like this? Hehe!

Decorative Iron Wall Brackets...

One day while my honey and I were shopping at an Antique Market we found this fabulous decorative iron piece! Well...let me back up a little...for you see, it didn't always look like this! My pretty decorative pots & pan rack was once 2 pieces...yep, that's right! It's made out of 2 decorative wall brackets. You know...the kind that you can put in the corner of a window or doorway.

As soon as I saw them...I just knew...I could see that if they could be put together...they would make a semi-circle and would be the perfect size and shape for a pots & pan rack!!!

I talked to honey...he has a welder and said that he could do it! Awww...my honey can do anything...really!!! He's such a talented man and has me totally convinced that he really can do anything!!! But I digress...

He welded the two decorative iron wall brackets together! It really worked out perfectly...see the small brackets that extend outward (these small brackets are used for attaching this piece to the wall or doorway)...they are the perfect size to get a "S" hook through...which I would need to hang my pots and pans from!
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I just love the decorative/ornate ironwork! So pretty!!! These (once) wall brackets are a good size...they each measure about 16"x 19"...after they were welded together they form a perfect semi-circle that measures 19"x 32"...as you can see it fits perfectly in my my stove niche!!!

So there you have it...my "2nd time around" transformed pots & pan rack!!!

I'm so glad that you stopped by today...I just love our visits!!! Please leave me a comment so that I know you were here...I love getting back with you!!!

Happy "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

Do you have a treasure find that you can post about? Why don't you go over to Diane's and add your name!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari


PS.....Just wanted to remind you about this Sunday's meme..."Sunday Favorites"! I'm in the process now of trying to get a Mr. Linky figured out! Eeeeks...I'm not very computer savy...say a prayer for me! Hehe!!!

If you're interested in participating in "Sunday Favorites"...keep posted!

For more information...just click HERE.

If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them! I'm pretty new to this hosting a meme...so please bear with me!!!

Sure hope that you will decide to join us on Sunday for

"Sunday Favorites"!!!


Thank you,
Chari


25 comments:

xinex said...

Hi Chari, that definitly is a unique piece, very pretty! You are very creative and talented. Do I sound like a broken record? LOL!...Christine

ellen b. said...

Hi Chari! That Pot rack really is beautiful. I love the detail. If I had a spot to hang one I'd be on the lookout for one too!!

marty39 said...

Well I just love it. This is the neatest pot rack I have ever seen. Just perfect for the spot and it is so pretty. Very clever of you to know to put them together. Hugs, Marty

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a great idea to make the iron work into a pot rack. Aren't you lucky that your DH is a welder and can make your vision into a useful object.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this is just brilliant!! I would never have thought of using those brackets that way. It turned out so beautifully! How wonderful to have such a unique piece for your pot rack-it combines your brilliance with your husband's handyman smarts. A win-win combination! laurie

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Chari, clever pot rack! I would never have thought of that. Thank you for sharing.

Keetha said...

Love the pots and pans bracket - - - it goes so well with your "old world" flavor!!!!

Crystal said...

Hi Chari,
I just love old ironwork, there is just a flair about it. That was a very creative idea and it looks just like it belongs there.

Thanks for sharing!
Crystal
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

artis1111 said...

Great pot rack!It looks so good in your kitchen.Kathy

Joyce said...

That is so nice!
Joyce

salmagundi said...

That is a very clever potrack - your foresight and husband's welding - great job!! I'm afraid I won't be participating in this week's Sunday party. We are going to be gone a few days from the computer, so I wouldn't be able to link on. Plus, I have to figure out how to pull up an old post from the archives. Haven't had time to check that out, yet, but I will. Love the whole idea of reposting old favorites, so I'll participate in the future when I get my ducks in a row. Hope it is all successful on Sunday. Can't wait to check it out when I get back. The sun is shining!!!! Sally

ann said...

aren't you the clever one?this is gorgeous.i love it.
the house we were first going to get had a LOVELY one built in.but the price of the house was quite a bit more than this one.i liked the other house the best,but i didn't want to have to struggle with the payments.
well now that the economy is what it is.thank you God we didn't get the other one.i still don't have a pot rack.there's really no place to have one.but.....i've lived without it for 60 yrs.i guess i can live a little longer.ha.
hey come see my post today.i have a surprise about your fav bowls..ann

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Great find...and better yet..the neatest potrack I've spied in a ling time! Great post...
Crossing my fingers for you POSITIVE Mr. Linky Vibes...as HE would not let me in to post early this morning...but we have since made lol..new friends...and my post is up!

Anonymous said...

Chari dear you are simply a creative genius!! Awesome pot rack idea..you knew I would love this right? Nothing thrills me more than creative uses of things.. You my dear did such a fabulous job on the painting too, no professional I know could of done better.. You know I've lost a whole post on my blog..dont know how that happened.. Poor thing it is one neglected thing.. and now I don't remember how to do anything at all with it anymore... Hanging in there, trying to get back on my feet. Hugh has his knee replacement surgery on Monday.. prayers are so appreciated.. You are doing such a beautiful job with your job.. it always looks so beautiful.. Love ya Sis, Cindy Whoops now blogger won't let me sign in...

Barb said...

That is an awesome pot and pan rack.
thanks for sharing it with us.

blessings,
barbara jean

jeanne said...

Chari, you are a girl with vision. What a fabulous idea and to think your hubby could weld it. He rocks and so do you. Good job it looks wonderful.

Hugs...Jeanne

Happy To Be said...

GM Chari...now girl thats about the most clever thing I have seen so far..tell Russell he did great on this..HIGH FIVE The big guy!!
You are one creative lady my friend..I just love coming here and seeing all you can do..always thinking outside the box my kind of gal..
Wally made my pot rack and all the hooks for me also years ago...also made all my fireplace tools with the holder..one of these days maybe I'll post them..Oh wait first I have to dust them..sounds like too much work for me ha ha!! May you have a great day dear friend..and good luck with Mr. Linky and for taking that on Chari..I hope you don't get so busy after that you can't visit any more ha ha!! Hey you can read between the lines on this one...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda C said...

I really like your pot rack! It works and looks to good where you have it!! Great job!

Happy 2ndTAT!

Linda C

Melissa Miller said...

Chari that is genius and oh so BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Wow! I love your pot rack. I really like that it is different. How very creative. My pot rack is just your standard run of the mill Calphalon pot rack (came with my hubby). But hey, it works! Just wished it looked as fab as yours.

Chandy said...

You and your hubby did great! Chari you are so creative! Heart that about you!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Chari! I love your kitchen! I've never seen it! and that pot rack is beautiful and ingenious! How clever and talented you are! I'm so glad you're starting a Sunday favorites! What a great way to share scripture and and inspirational stories! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chari you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! I love this idea!! You kitchen really is so very sweet-

Looking forward to Sundays new meme- gosh I better get a post ready- oh, wait a minute that shouldn't be to hard as it will be an old one reused!!

blessings
mary

janet said...

Love the pot rack,wish I had one. I have a great imagination.

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