Repurposed Oven Racks

by Kar
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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  • Daisy Daisy on Feb 13, 2017
    Can't seem to locate a place to purchase the hooks, are they a specific kind?
  • Angela Bohot Angela Bohot on May 21, 2017

    How cani turn them into wall shelves for books and movies

  • Em Em on Feb 06, 2021

    Cute but why own 9 strainers and 3 sets of measuring cups unless they are just for decoration.

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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.