Cheap Easy Pot Rack


I needed a place for my pared down cook books and pots and pans. I bought a cheap white shelf and shelf brackets from the local Ace hardware here in town. I spent less than $15.00. I had an old towel rod and the wall holders which I didn't use. I just inserted the towel rod through the first set of holes in the rod. Then I ordered some 4 inch S hooks off of Amazon and wa la. Killed two birds with one stone.
cheap easy pot rack, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas
My son Tommy said you need some O'rings so that rod stays put when I'm hanging a pot or removing one. I couldn't find any at Walmart which is 55 miles away so I got some black flat style rubber bands and they work just as good. I placed the rubber bands on both of the outer ends and now the rod doesn't move. If you were to make this for your home and were worried about seeing the open ends of the rod you could plug them up with something. I can't see into them so it's not an issue for me.
cheap easy pot rack, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas
Now it's all together. I also put up my lid holder next too the pans. Convenient huh?
cheap easy pot rack, kitchen design, organizing, storage ideas
The S hooks. My kitchen is small and storage is always an issue. I'm also an organizer freak. This helps calm that beast. Hope this helps you get organized too!

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  • Dchristy
    on Aug 18, 2017

    What was your lid rack in it's previous life?
    • Casey
      on Sep 2, 2017


      It was born a lidkeeper but people use them to store just about anything that will fit. Lots of places on line sell them.
  • Hcl22239989
    on Aug 29, 2017

    Where did you get the S hooks
    • Lynn
      on Apr 5, 2019

      IKEA has great S hooks and I've also found great ones at dollar stores

  • Laurielynne
    on Feb 25, 2019

    Where did you get the lid storage unit?


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  • Cindy Brown
    on Dec 4, 2018

    I found your kid holder at a garage sale and thought it would come in handy for something. But never could figure out what it was for. Thank you for finally explaining it's intended purpose.

    • Tammy Daniels Davis
      on Apr 9, 2019

      It's an actual holder meant for put lids with round knobs, hence the rounded part in the center. The issue with that I have is when you have handles instead they don't quite sit right

  • Kelsey Tulloch
    on Dec 12, 2018

    I LOVE this idea! It’s

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