Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Express Sign and a Pot Rack

Hey there!

I blogged about this old metal Express sign on Friday and I still wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.   Since it was red and I have red accents in my kitchen, I decided to put it above the big window over the sink.   Since we have 12 foot ceilings, I thought it would look neat to have an eye catching, fun piece of art way up there.  So here's how it looks!
Okay, so looking around, the only red accent I see is my stand mixer! :)  Oh, and the stripes in the curtains!  Oh well!
 I also wanted to blog a little about that pot rack.  I made it following the same plan as the ladder I made for our master bath that is now in the dining room.  I just used smaller dowels and stained it a dark walnut.  Then I attached screw eyes to the top and added a chain so that I could hang it from the huge screw hooks I screwed into the ceiling, making sure I got them into a stud, joist, whatever the ceiling frame wood is called.  :)
Tall kitchens are just beggin' for pot racks and I really wanted one to display my favorite cast iron pans that my hubby found for me.  He came home this weekend with a cast iron Griswold ebelskiver pan, which is that interesting looking bubble pan in the photo above.  I've never made ebelskivers before.  Have any of you?  Anyway, my hooks for the pot rack are just S hooks that hubby opened a little so that they would fit around the dowel. 
It's an inexpensive way to have a pot rack.   Or you could just use an old ladder if you're lucky enough to have one of those. :)

Have a great day!


20 comments:

  1. We just hung a chippy old white ladder for a pot rack.....and we LOVE ebelskivers! They are a great, fun treat. Williams-sonoma website has some great recipes. {Our favorites are the cinnamon filled. :)}

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  2. Fabulous! Alas, my ceilings aren't high enough to warrant a pot rack. We'd be banging our heads all day...and we're short people. LOL

    Love the sign and the rack. Your kitchen is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday! ☺

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  3. Love those things in your kitchen - in fact, love your kitchen! Linda

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  4. this is my first time visiting your blog and I LOVE your home!! you have done a beautiful job. I will DEFINITELY be a return visitor!

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  5. Looks great! I am jealous of your red mixer. We have a white one...it's wonderful but not quite as fun. :)

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  6. Wow... I've been on the hunt for some cast iron pans because they're so expensive brand new... Also I think the Express sign fits in perfectly!!! :)

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  7. Your kitchen is gorgeous!! I love the sign.The pot rack is fabulous. I've been looking for a ladder also to use as a pot rack. As soon as i find the right one it's going up. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kathy

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  8. I'm so glad you put the sign in the kitchen! Great place for it too. My Kitchen Aid is red ~ love it! Perhaps a few red dish towels for more accents and/or a cute vase, lamp, whatever. The pot rack is a winner! I don't have space for one but absolutely love them.

    When I worked at Williams-Sonoma PT, we had a big sale on copper cookware sets at Christmas. This guy came in and wanted to buy one...was almost $600 on sale. While someone was getting it from the back, I tried to chat with him. I said, "Wow, your wife is going to love cooking with these." He looked at me like I had just fallen from the sky and said, "Oh no, she won't use them to cook with...she has a new pot rack and this set is for decorative purposes." Made me feel like a wet wash cloth. Honestly, I had never seen people spend $$$ like they did in that store...it was more than I could comprehend. Anyway, I LOVE your pot rack and your ebelskiver pan too!

    xo
    Pat
    P.S. Did you register for the giveaway I have going on right now?

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  9. Diana I want a kitchen just like yours!!! SOOO Beautiful!!!

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  10. Thanks! Pat, I'm gonna check out your giveaway right now!

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  11. Love that Express sign! The pot rack looks like a perfect centerpiece for your ceilings :)

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  12. Hi - I love your kitchen. Actually I love your entire home. My husband and I too live in an older home, built 1931 and we still have most of the original (NOT PAINTED) woodwork. I fight to paint it white and the hubs fights to keep it original. So I drool over your white woodwork. Was it painted or were you the lucky one to do so?
    Stephanie @ onenoplacelikehome.blogspot.com

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  13. I love love the pot rack!! I want one so bad in my kitchen but my Hubby is so tall we can't have one LOL..... you're kitchen set up looks a lot like mine but I don't have open shelves!! I love open shelves. ANd another funny thing thing that's kinda the same is I have a big Sing over my window but it says Country!!! LOL Ohhhh I wanted my mixer in red!! Hubby got me black though!!
    Take care xoxo

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  14. I love it!! And here is a great place for pot hooks. I found that those s hooks most people use are too small. These are really nice!! http://www.shopcwi.com//Rusty-S-Hook---4-12quot-P42646C23924.aspx
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen!!

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  15. I've never made ebelskivers, but I've eaten them in Solvang, CA! YUM! I found my way here through Layla at TLC. Cute kitchen!

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  16. Looks great and I think there is plenty of red. Maybe finish the other side off with a big bowl of apples.

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  17. Stephanie, actually when we first moved in our trim was the orginal wood stained variety. I loved it for a while but then REALLY wanted white so I painted all of it. Hubby was really against it at first but I started with the built in in the dining room and showed him how nice it would look and he finally went for it. :) And painting all that trim, upstairs and downstairs, took forever!:)

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  18. Lisa Marie, my hubby is very tall too and that is the reason why there is a table island under that pot rack. lol! He would run into it if there wasn't! :)

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  19. Pat, how cool you worked at Williams Sonoma! I LOVE that store but mostly for inspiration. I can't really afford anything but spatulas, lol, but I have been given wonderful gifts from there. $600 for copper pots that are NOT going to be used??? Crazy!!!

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