I fell in love with the Getzan's pots and pans hanging racks at the Chicago Show, but couldn't rationalize spending so much on one piece -- a piece that isn't even the large size I'd need for my industrial (almost commercial) size mansion kitchen. So . . . time to make my own!
I purchased strip wood, swivel plant hangers, some chains, and most importantly: the new pot and pan wall hook plaque by Reutter Porcelain.
|Chains and Swivel Plant Holders.|
|Beautiful pots and pans and a wall holder for them - which I will glue to my hanging rack!|
|Step 1: creating the frame work|
|Step 2: cutting the bars to create the rack|
|Step 3: Gluing|
|Step 4: All glued together!|
Then I spray painted it all black.
|Step 5: First coat of paint|
Added some metal scroll work (it's actually the swinging plant holder by Island Craft Miniatures - available at your local miniature shop). I bought 4 of the plant holders and used super glue to attach 2 on each side:
|Step 6: Glued on the scroll work pieces to attach chains|
Another spray of black paint and then I added the gold hook plaque. The gold hook plaque came with the Reutter Porcelain pots and pan set. I bought 2 (one for each side of the rack) and now I have a full assortment of metal pots and pans!
|Step 7: Gold hooks are glued on|
The fine chain was from Heidi Ott and it fit right thru the remaining piece from the swivel plant holder! So, once my kitchen is complete, the black holders get glued to the ceiling and it's done!
|Step 8: Chains are attached to black bars that will be glued to kitchen ceiling.|
|Finished with pots and pans on it|
|View from the side|
The Butler's Pantry will store all the dishes, linens, and everyday silverware (the real silver would be locked up in a safe). I had previously disassembled Bespaq pieces to get my linen and silverware drawers (the lower cabinets). Now I had to glue them together and add stripwood to cover the gaps and uneven cabinet heights. Plus it needed a new countertop since they didn't have one.
|Cutting and gluing the wood needed to fill in the gaps and height discrepancies.|
|Stripwoods are in place, and new countertop cut to fit. Still need to fill in the back wall window hole!|
Now counters and cabinets are all stained the same color (Mahogany) and once the stain dries a full 24 hours I will lightly sand it with a paper bag (finest sand paper there is, other than your hand!) and polyurethane it to a gloss finish. But essentially it is finished:
|Lady's Bedroom is primed!|