Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend Project

It is Monday!
Where did the weekend go?
Ours went by too fast!

We had several projects to keep us very busy and I will share those
with you through out the week.

Today, I am sharing the project that took my poor husband 
almost all Saturday to complete!
Seems simple, but it was very hard to do.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my husband's coworkers and old friend
of ours, offered us a pot rack that he just had taken down from his kitchen.
His wife didn't want it anymore and he said he was offering it to me, free of charge, 
before he took it to GW.

Are you kidding me?????????????????????
I have wanted one of these racks for ever and ever and ever!!!!
OOOOOH! I was so happy!!!

We made a few changes on it and, although, I still need to buy some 
pretty pots and pans, ( I am thinking copper), I think my husband deserves an A
for this project! He did an awesome job!

This is what my new rack looks like 

This is what the rack looked like when we received it.

As you can see, there was no way to put any decor up there
So, we bought two of these.

 And after almost all day of cutting, measuring and installing,
this is what he came up with.

When he was finished, we sprayed painted it with 
Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze to match the kitchen lamp

I put up there my new rooster, a candle holder I had bought from Tuesday Morning and
one of the green jars from a set I had from Kirklands for a long time.

And here is the finished product!
I am sure I will change the decor on it as time goes by and I get some
 pretty pots, but, for now, this is what it looks like.

I am very pleased with the way it turned out.
I appreciate you guys taking the time to visit!
Happy Monday!

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  1. It looks fabulous and I love the wire "shelf" he made. Very clever. YOur vignette is stunning also. Hugs, Marty

  2. I LOVE IT! It is just PERFECT for your kitchen! What an exciting "gift" and you figured out how to "fix" it so you could decorate the top of it. Watch out-the gal that disposed of it might want it back when she sees how fabulous it looks now! xo Diana

  3. Your project turned out great, how cleaver, to put the fencing in it. I have a pot rack that is in the box right now, maybe when I put it up I will remember your project. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh Maria! I am so jealous, you know how much I love FREE! And aren't you smart putting up that fencing - genius! It looks so beautiful now :) Hope you are having a great Monday!

    1. Thank you for linking this up to our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! You know how much I love this post! Hope to see you again next week!
      Your friend,

  5. I LOVE your *new* pot rack, Maria !! And, GENIOUS idea of adding the fencing to create a beautiful shelf to showcase your beautiful pieces. I love your vignette, too! It's all truly a crowning touch to your gorgeous kitchen. *Becca*

  6. Oh, your husband should be sainted! What a guy. Working so hard to make you happy. Looks lovely!



  7. Your new pot rack is fabulous! What brilliant minds to come up with a top to rest your decor on! So smart and really adds the perfect touch to your room!
    dee dee

  8. I love it!! You are making me drool! I have wanted one of those for a long time! I see one in my near future!! :) Love the vignette up top its gorgeous!

  9. Maria, I'm loving the pot rack, too. I love the way y'all improvised to get the space for the items you wanted up high. Those fence sections worked perfectly. I'm needing a pot rack and never thought I would want one until a few months ago.

  10. Wow, this turned out so good. I have that pot rack too, It took me awhile...hahaha...but I finally put some old metal tv trays on it to set things on it. YOu can't see the trays too much with greenery spilling over. But I love your solution MUCH better! Great job.
    You have a lovely blog too.
    Happy Easter!

  11. Oh, wow! Your hubby did a great job on the installation and you did a great job on the styling. It's already beautiful, but will be even more so once you add your pots, especially if they're copper!

  12. Oh how beautiful, I love the big rooster! Lovely decor!

  13. Love it!! What a great idea. I found you on Between Naps on the Porch and I am a new follower. Come by and visit.

  14. It looks great! Your kitchen is lovely!

  15. Oh my goodness, I LOVE it! What a deal and your hubby did a great job and so did you in decorating it. I'm your newest follower. Follow me back? :)

  16. Your pot rack is beautiful and your husband did a fantastic job designing and making it. Thank you for showing it to us at Your Cozy Home Party.
    Your entire kitchen is very pretty.------- Shannon

  17. Maria, what a great "freebie"!!!! And yes, your hubby has definitely earned an 'A+' for his hard work! Your rack looks so pretty with all of your colorful decor! I love it!

  18. What a brilliant idea! I would have never thought to use that, but it looks amazing! And all the figures and greenery and such are just the icing on the cake. Great job!

  19. That looks like a perfect, finishing touch to your "already" beautiful kitchen! How fantastic is FREE!

  20. Wow this looks like it was made for your kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

  21. Omigosh it's absolutely gorgeous - just like the rest of your home. I love how you have it decorated and how fun it will be to change it from time to time. I wonder if there's any way to lower it? It's so pretty and if it were lower you could admire it even more. How nice that you got it for free too! Great job.

  22. I have always loved pot racks. It looks wonderful in your kitchen.

  23. This looks great! I had taken mine down, now you have me wanting to put it back up. Love the roo up there. Every home needs a rooster! Visiting from Pamela's from my front porch to yours.

  24. Look beautiful and so creative. I love the rooster. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Now that is one fabulous project! I love how it turned out. Makes a wonderful center piece for in your kitchen. Thanx for coming to THT!

  26. That looks really nice! Good job on adding display tot he top - I never would have thought of that and it's perfect!


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