Repurposed Oven Racks


I am new to Hometalk and all of you are so creative and inspiring I thought I'd give a project a try. This was quick and simple. I did not think to take pics along the way so I will just describe it.
My old stove died last weekend. Before it was carted off, I grabbed the oven racks and used them to mount my measuring cups, spoons, and strainers. I used "monkey hooks" ( the kind that curve back once they are in the wall) to hang the racks themselves. I created "S" hooks from some floral wire I had laying around. Since the hooks kept sliding about, I wrapped the rack in yarn to keep them in place.

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3 questions
  • Daisy
    Daisy
    on Sep 23, 2016

    Where did you buy the hooks?

  • Daisy
    Daisy
    on Feb 13, 2017

    Can't seem to locate a place to purchase the hooks, are they a specific kind?

    • Judi
      Judi
      on Jan 1, 2018

      Command Hooks should work you can get them at any hardware store or walmart, kmart, target.
  • Angela Bohot
    Angela Bohot
    on May 21, 2017

    How cani turn them into wall shelves for books and movies
    • Kar
      Kar
      on May 21, 2017

      You could attach them to the wall so that they are hanging as I have done here. Then put hooks in the wall up above the racks and attach chains to. Lift the racks into a shelf position and attach the chains to the outer edge (it was the bottom edge when the rack was hanging straight down) of the rack. Be certain to use strong hooks and chains for heavy objects like books.

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  • Gabrielle Falk
    Gabrielle Falk
    on Aug 25, 2019

    I did something similar to this - years ago. My husband made a square frame, and horizontal narrow slats - thin enough to hang pots, sieves, etc. off. What I found is that these items would get very dirty and greasy in no time; which would require taking everything off (and I had more that a few items hanging off the rack!), washing in hot, soapy water, and re-hanging. Eventually gave up, and took the rack down. The exhaust fan in the kitchen wasn't 'crash hot', so maybe that could have been part of the problem. Good idea though.

    • Kar
      Kar
      on Aug 25, 2019

      I used all of the items constantly so that was not an issue for me. The stuff on top of the refrigerator, though....

  • Gabrielle Falk
    Gabrielle Falk
    on Aug 26, 2019

    The 'decorator' kitchen, hanging items, were never used as such - they were just there for decoration. Plus. The frame was over and behind the 'fridge, and I could only get to the items by getting out the step ladder. A total pain.

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