Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Works-for-Me Wednesday (alternate use for pot rack)
It's time to post another WFMW tip.

We bought a new house last summer and when we moved in, we realized that we had more than enough cupboard space to store our pots and pans. I wasn't quite sure what to do with the pot rack that we had been using up until then.

It dawned on me that it'd be nice to have some hooks out by the pool, to hang up various items (i.e. swim trunks, towels, pool toys in a basket). So, I tacked up the pot rack to the side of an exterior wall near the pool to be used for this express purpose!

This works for me. Maybe it'll work for you too!

If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the host of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

My past WFMW entries:

cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch


5:15 AM

At 10:07 PM, Anonymous sa5ra said...

If thats what the outside of your house looks like the inside must be gorgeous. I love the idea, it would also be great to hang potted plants from it, although I don't know how exactly.

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Trisha said...

What a great idea and way to use what you already have. Now I just gotta get me a pool and a house!

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

that is a good idea...then the towels will actually dry....they aren't laying up against the wall but actually airing out!

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Cute idea!

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Lindsey said...

That's fantastic! And it looks so cute!

At 2:02 AM, Blogger Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

Great idea - and it looks so fashionable. Very ... Pottery Barn'ish.

At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

"More than enough cupboard space...." I can only dream of ever being able to say that!
Good idea!

At 3:11 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

Great idea! And the pictures of Ireland on your site are GORGEOUS! Makes me want to go for another visit!!!

At 4:28 AM, Blogger Eagles Wings said...

Great Idea!

At 4:57 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Now THAT's a great idea! I wonder how it would work on my fence in my garden.

At 5:12 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Ooo, I bet you could use one in the bathroom as well. With 6 people in the family (3 kids and 3 adults--my brother-in-law lives with us) there never seems to be enough hanging space in our bathroom.

At 5:14 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Very creative, and it looks great and decorative also. Great idea.

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Mama Duck said...

Ha, what a great idea! I want some to keep stuff away from the Lil' Duck ;).

At 5:57 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

What a great idea, I never would have thought to use a potrack outside....awesome :)

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Very cool! I can imagine all sorts of outdoor uses for the rack - gardening tools, hanging baskets, wind chimes...Very clever!

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Gina said...

Fun and creative tip!

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Gina said...

Just noticed your categories. You need to do a WFMW on how you do them. I haven't seen them done that way before. Is it easy. The way I do mine takes forever.

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Gina said...

Just noticed your categories. You need to do a WFMW on how you do them. I haven't seen them done that way before. Is it easy. The way I do mine takes forever.

At 7:04 AM, Blogger Lindsay said...

I love your blog! and your tip!!!!!
your pictures are AWESOME!

At 7:29 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Wonderful idea! We just purchased a pot rack (unfortunately, I have very little cupboard space). If we move though, I will have a new function for it!! Thanks!

At 8:12 AM, Blogger on the Rock said...

Hooks by the pool! That makes total sense! Thanks!

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Barb said...

OK. Out by the pool? You have a pool? Sigh...

Since I don't, well this won't work. However, it WILL work in the garage somewhere. All those brooms and sweepers and things that have the little hook on the end - what a great idea for hanging them up.

You have a pool? Sigh....

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi OW!! I love this idea! I think that it looks very cute as it in a sunny spot? We like our towels to get toasty when we are swimming so we lay them in the sun!
This would be awesome!

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Autumn said...

Thats a great idea..I never thought of doing something like that, but it makes sense.

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Super idea! Sometimes we just have think "outside the box"! :)

(I have a Wordless Wednesday posted...)

At 1:18 PM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

This is a cute idea - it's looks great on your wall outside! Great job of taking something old and turning it into something new!

At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very clever!! I read an article once about this lady who goes antiquin' and uses the things she buys in different ways than they were meant for. You reminded me of that.

At 3:04 PM, Blogger org junkie said...

I love when people use things for purposes other than what they were intended. I love seeing how creative people can be like this one! Awesome. Laura

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

How creative and nice looking!

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

that's such a neat/creative idea! Glad you were able to find a use for your pot rack since you didn't need it in the kitchen!

At 3:35 PM, Blogger txmommy said...

awesome idea!!!

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

Very creative idea!!!

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Cute idea. Wish I had the pool to hang it near!

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

I almost passed out at the words "more than enough cupboard space"--that alone makes it worth having my house on the market, just hoping that I'll get a house with an adequate kitchen!

This is a great idea:)

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Tracey said...

More than enough cupboard space... Do those words even belong in the same sentence?

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Catch said...

very good idea OW. Ihavent come up with a good idea since I started freezing my paint

At 6:16 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Very clever! I love things like this. I am currently working on a hat/coat rack out of Elk Antlers. I sure wish I was more talented ;o

At 6:36 PM, Blogger mira said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I'm saving this one in case we ever get a pool.

Could also be very useful for hanging garden implements near the potting bench.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

I have that same potrack! I am going to spray paint mine white and hang it over Shaylee's bed, with some sheer fabric and use it as decoration. Kinda like those mesh canopys they sell at Pier 1 imports.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Honey said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. :) I like this I just need more cabinet space, actually I'd rather have the pool. :) He hee! I will save this idea for the day. :)

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea!!! You could also hang a black three tiered wire fruit basket instead of that plastic one so you'd have even more room for swimming goodies.


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