Back in September, reader Theresa showed us her DIY over-the-door pot rack
. We decided to make a similar version in our own kitchen, and while our pots are nowhere near as nice and shiny as Theresa's and our rack is slightly crooked at the moment, it's already made a big space-saving difference. I (Joanna) installed my pot rack on an exterior door that leads to the back porch of my apartment. (We've joked that it doubles as a DIY burglar alarm.)
The door itself is pretty thick and the only over-the-door hook I've found that will fit over it is a three-hook contraption. I'm still on the lookout for two single hooks that can hold the rack at the corners and hopefully straighten it out. It's entirely possible, however, that the door itself is what's crooked. Ah, the joys of a vintage apartment.
For the racks, I looked for grill grates that could be hung horizontally and leave enough room at the bottom of the door for a lid holder (aka towel bar).
The whole project cost about $45.
Anyone else install a DIY pot rack recently? Any of you Cure takers, perhaps?
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(Image: Joanna Miller)