Any interesting ideas to give this pot hanger some interest?

Bonnie witlam
by Bonnie witlam
We just moved into our new home. The last owners left this hanging above the counter in the kitchen/dining room. My pots and pans are not suited to hang up, plus it's a little high for me. Any ideas on how to dress it up a bit?
  24 answers
  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Aug 01, 2015
    @Bonnie witlam I've always wanted a kitchen with tall enough ceilings for a pot rack, so far I've never had one. I have on the other hand collected LOTS of copper pots & pans from thrift stores in the event I ever do have that kitchen! I suggest start picking some up in thrift stores... In the meantime while you collect, you could put a nice floral arrangement in the top. Maybe hang pretty glass ornaments from the hooks, (especially awesome at Christmas time for decorating!) Will your kitchen have some kind of theme? Grapes hanging could be neat with wine glasses in the top. Really there are limitless possibilities, just use your imagination & go with something that suits the theme/feel of you kitchen.
  • Carole Carole on Aug 01, 2015
    Fairy lights or use it to dry herbs on.
  • Karen Sheilds Karen Sheilds on Aug 01, 2015
    You could turn some mason jars into lamps (currently the biggest craze) and hang them from the underside of the pot rack. Custom made light fixture!
  • Mar1293249 Mar1293249 on Aug 02, 2015
    Use it to hang Harvest or Christmas decorations, like vines or evergreen garland. Also a kitchen island, even an old table would look nice for the entire look.
  • Mke136057 Mke136057 on Aug 02, 2015
    I was going with hanging dfferent holiday items on it, but looking at it again, I think it's just too big for the space, I'd take it down and either repurpose it or sell it
  • Z Z on Aug 02, 2015
    What's underneath it?
  • Colleen Claudius Colleen Claudius on Aug 02, 2015
    The pot hanger is beautiful - I love it.
  • Irene Irene on Aug 02, 2015
    If it is in a location where you need light, I would make a vintage lamp shade out of it.
  • Barb Barb on Aug 02, 2015
    Dried flowers and herbs would be my choice.
  • Julie Julie on Aug 02, 2015
    I'm assuming there was an island of some sort underneath it? Are you not wanting to use it as a pot rack? I put live plants in one I had - a couple plants were ivy-ish,
  • Rena Rena on Aug 02, 2015
    Love the dried flowers idea..if you want to remove it and not use it in the kitchen, my sisterinlaw took hers add a very thing wire on the bottom and hung it from their big oak tree out back and used it for a bird feeder and the hooks have humming bird feeders on them...and she alternates little bird houses in between the feeders.
    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Aug 02, 2015
      I really like the floral/greenery ideas, the bird feeders sounds great but this has to stay in the house. Thanks
  • Rena Rena on Aug 02, 2015
    oh or you could get a repeat stencil go around the outer edge on the ceiling..along with the dried herbs and flowers idea or even the vintage lamp idea
    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Aug 02, 2015
      Sound great, but the kitchen kinda flows into the family room with no deciding wall, and I'm not really that good with stencils. But the dried herbs and flowers sounds great too, could change it up with seasonal touches! Thanks
  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Aug 02, 2015
    Because it was anchored to the ceiling most likely they HAD to leave it. That is what happened to me with mine. 😞 you can lower it with some chain, OR start collecting some copper or aluminum tea pots creamers etc, to add interest color, yes plants and bunches of herbs tied up would be nice as well.
    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Aug 02, 2015
      Everything sounds so inspiring, I was thinking about getting some dollar store pans and spray painting them copper. The tea pot, creamer idea had my head filled with more great ideas! Thanks, dare I go "Mad HatterTea Party"?
  • Repurpose Diva Repurpose Diva on Aug 02, 2015
    Great ideas but I like the idea of lowering the pot rack and putting interesting copper and aluminum tea pots etc.
  • JCEllis JCEllis on Aug 02, 2015
    Put some twinkle lights around it as well. Or hang some little votive candle holders from it.
  • Roxanna Clark Roxanna Clark on Aug 02, 2015
    Perhaps paint it white, add some greenery with a few flameless candles with timers in the basket part, then hang some decorative tea cups from the hooks.
    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Aug 02, 2015
      The tea cups and teapots and creamers with a little greenery sounds wonderful, probably drive the hub "Mad as a Hatter" but the real challenge will be finding just the right pieces to use! On to the next great treasure hunt! Thanks. I'll post when I get done!
  • Barbara Barbara on Aug 02, 2015
    You could wrap LED lights through it or put ceramics on a mirror on the shelf
  • Tamera Glass Tamera Glass on Aug 02, 2015
    Turn it into a light fixture and or add Crystals to it depending on the look you want to create.
  • Brenda D Brenda D on Aug 02, 2015
    Would be so cool if you could attach a table with pulleys to it. Lower the table when needed and raise it when you don't to give you more open space.
  • Gillian Hall Gillian Hall on Aug 03, 2015
    I would hang old pottery from the hooks...needs to be light as this type of fixture is not made to hold heavy objects
  • Kim S Kim S on Aug 03, 2015
    Honestly, less is more, I would just take it down. Who wants to dust fake greenery and china? Not my cup of tea. LOL
  • Susan Susan on Aug 14, 2015
    I agree with Kim S. Too much work, replace it with a pretty chandelier or pendant lights for work area--I'm assuming there is an island under the pot hanger. Good luck.
  • Teresa Teresa on Sep 07, 2015
    I like the pot hanger myself. If you are a collector of any great things, as I am, you would see this as a wonderful asset. I would display it with beautiful , colorful items much like a small table top. Lol I am not afraid of dusting and I do not see less is more! I love a beautiful home of wonderful collections. I hope you have found that perfect way to use it by now.
  • I would add crystals to it! How fun, you could also add electric timer candles up there that would go on and off by themselves to add ambiance...almost like a candlelight chandelier.