Funky Junk has a "thing" for ladders. She has asked moi to include photos for her "Ladder Party," which sounds vaguely pornographic, if you ask me. (Actually, that's a lie. She didn't ask me, specifically; she has put out an all-call.)
About five years ago, when we first moved into this house, I brought with me roughly 2,834,390 magazine pages that I had ripped out over the course of twenty years, toting them from house to house to use as inspiration. (Many of them were from Mary Englebreit's Home Companion--still mourning that loss--and before the advent of Pinterest, which makes lugging torn-out pages completely unneccessary.) One of these pages showed a ladder used as a pot rack. In my long, narrow kitchen, this was the perfect idea.
Two summers ago, I did what I could for the small, cramped kitchen on the extremely limited budget I had. (This will be a subsequent post.) Because cabinet space is limited, I thought a pot rack would be a great way to free up some much-needed space. I had all the items needed to create the look--an old apple ladder and a husband who could hang it. Here are the results:
The only drawback to this is that I have to have my husband DL reach the stuff on the top, unless I grab the stepstool or jump. Which I occassionally do.