3/06/2010

Welcome to the 46th "Sunday Favorites"


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click on the "Sunday Favorites" info photo in the sidebar of my blog.

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 46th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are all having a fabulous weekend! There really isn't much going on this weekend at my place. This past week has been busy, busy...so I welcome the lull!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I thought I would share, once again, a post that I did about my unique kitchen pot/pan rack. I hope that you enjoy!!!
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Well my friends...have a super Sunday! Thank you so much for coming by today!

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Love ya'll,
Chari






Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: April 20, 2009


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!!!

22 comments:

The Muse said...

that is certainly not run of the mill! actually, it is very unique and i simply love it...no i mean really love it! LOL

oh very good~

Lenore said...

Wow, Chari that was a fabulous find and you put it together so nicely and it fits so well into your little niche!
Of course, you are always so clever with your decorating and your fabulous finds!
Today I'm joining you in your interesting meme....thanks for the instructions as to how to put this re-posting thing together...I needed it....LOL

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am so glad you repeated this post. I love your kitchen. The black and white is just so great. I have always wanted a kitchen or laundry room with a black and white floor and have always been to chicken to do it. On your walls, this is just perfect. Your pot rack is still one of the most ingenius things I have ever seen. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. P. said...

Chari...you are too clever!! I have some similar brackets (that I've used to hang some shelves) and I love them. I also have a HUGE pot rack that dominates my little galley kitchen but I love it and wouldn't want it any other way, lol. I am short (only 5'1") and everyone but me knocks their heads on my pots and pans :)

Blessings!
Gail

Braley Mama said...

Girl you have the best looking house around!!!!! I love love love your kitchen. And great new blog design!!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Oh, that was a wonderful idea and a great find! I just love all those old iron brackets. That are little pieces of art just by themselves. But, when you create something completely different, they really turn into a one of kind! Really nice!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Hugs,
Diann :)

Rita said...

I am a auctioneers daughter and I have spent a lot of time around estate sales and antique shops and i have never seen a pot rack to match your.

I adore, no make that love it. It is also a perfect match for the decor of your house.

Wonderful find and a great repost.

Lisa Kelly said...

Chari, you are my kind of woman! What a great idea! I also love the wall border of grapes...beautiful!

Flory said...

that's so clever... I also love the checkered tiles. Have a nice Sunday!
Flory

podso said...

The pot rack is gorgeous and looks perfect in your kitchen. Like your new header too...looks like spring!

Troy said...

Any project where you get to fire up the welder, and maybe the grinder too, is a good project!

I bet you could look for the rest of forever and never find a pan rack just like that one.

And just think, 100 years from now, your great grand-somebody's will come across it, in a garden shed and be baffled trying to figure out what it was...

Those are the best kinds of treasures!

Thanks for hosting this fun party.

Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

Well you certainly came up with a unique way to get what you wanted. You might have looked forever trying to find a pot rack just the right size.

Love the pretty new header.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh wow! They look fantastic put together and hung that way -- what a wonderfully creative use of those iron pieces. Really brilliant!

You are one clever lady, Miss Chari.

I love how the pot rack hugs the ceiling -- no wasted space! And no clunking of foreheads on swinging pots either.

As for welding . . . lucky you with a husband who can do that! May I ship my projects to him? :-)

Have a lovely Sunday... Cass

Theresa said...

Talk about having a vision:) How creative and your sweet fella helped make it happen. How very sweet. I do so love the grapes and the checkered tile... but that pot holder, WOW! Love it dear Chari! Have a blessed Sunday my friend!

Patriotic Mom said...

Chari, this is a really clever idea! How lucky that it just fits into your space. I love things that are functional and pretty to see. Your also fortunate to have a welder in the family, yippee! Your kitchen looks marvelous as well. Joan

The Muse said...

Thanks for visiting me Ms Chari!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Your kitchen is amazing! Oh my gosh! You are so creative!

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silk purse said...

My oh my, Cheri!

(I am running late and feeling 'under the weather' yet here I am)!.., THANKS FOR THE SWEET NOTE DEAR FRIEND; I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE ARTICLE!.. I REALLY MUST RUN IN A MINUTE!~

Yet..,
..,(I'LL BE BACK LATER, BUT I MUST HELP DEAR HUBBY WITH A MOMOTH JOB)!

*(Just real quick NOTE however):I HOPE YOUR EYE IS BETTER CHERI! (I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOU)!

Love, love, love that fab. pot rack!

You are just so 'deliciously' creative!!..,And that also doesn't accomplish 'anything but good' when in the kitchen, when you think of it)!~ Hehe..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Sherry said...

Chari. Love the unique pot rack! Thanks for hosting Sundays favorites and the sweet comments you left on my Ballard knock-off post.

Chrissy said...

Looks devine darling!!!!! Sooooo glad you came by,makes my day when you do! x0x0x0

Beth said...

Chari, Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and you really think creatively - great pot rack.

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