Hanging Ladder Pot Rack

I love the tasteful mix of old and new!

This last Christmas, my awesome husband bought me a new set of cookware. The only problem was, I had nowhere to hang it, since you aren’t supposed to store them nestled together.

So I turned to one of my favorite places for inspiration~ Pinterest. Soon I knew what I had to do!

I began searching for an old ladder at all my favorite antique and thrift shops. Knowing I wanted a round-rung ladder weeded out most I found, but soon I spotted this old beauty and saw potential.

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I took it home for $38 (my husband was a little incredulous that I would pay that much for such an old piece of junk!) and began by sanding the rough spots and spray painting it white. It looked ok, but not great.

Then I remembered a can of lime green spray paint in my garage. That did the trick. I sprayed on a thin coat of green so that in some places, a little white shows through.

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After painting it, I brought it inside and sanded the edges and random places all over for a bit of a distressed look.

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Then it lived here for awhile until I decided if I actually did want to hang it or not.

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After deciding to hang it, the old ladder pot rack eventually found its way to its permanent home in my kitchen.

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To hang it, we placed 2 1×4’s on the ceiling. (Since our studs weren’t in the normal 16 inch spacing, and this baby needed to be sturdy for all the weight that it would be supporting.) I decided to go with rope instead of chain to hang it just because I like the look. We used 4 hook-in-eye bolts to tie the rope and suspend the ladder. I also painted the 1×4’s to match the ceiling. I am looking forward to changing out the ladder decor with the seasons and love the character it adds to my kitchen!

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