I always find great old Vintage Crochet Mallets at the flea market, yard sales, and even antique stores. They are always in a broken Vintage Crochet Mallet stand or bag and they are never a whole set. It seems no one wants these Vintage Crochet Mallets because they don’t know what to do with them.
You can use Vintage Crochet Mallets to create a designer looking pot rack in your home kitchen. They are perfect for a retro kitchen, vintage kitchen, sports themed kitchen, or even a traditional kitchen.
Here are some simple steps you can use to make a great DIY project kitchen pot rack out of your Vintage Crochet Mallets.
If you are not lucky enough to come across Vintage Crochet Mallets, then check out the toy store for some new wooden Crochet Mallets.
To Make a Kitchen Pot Rack Out of Vintage Crochet Mallets You Will Need:
Vintage Crochet Mallets
Metal Curtain Rods
S hooks (large)
A kitchen pot rack made out of Vintage Crochet Mallets is perfect for the vintage or sports enthusiast in any home. Whether male or female, this is a great look!
Buy metal curtain rod hardware and use that to mount your Vintage Crochet Mallets. Use toggle bottles to hang the hardware if you are not drilling into a stud. The small thin handle of the Vintage Crochet Mallets will fit right into the curtain rod hardware.
Now, simply hang some large sized metal S hooks along the bar of the Vintage Crochet Mallets. You can hang your pots and pans from the S hooks. You could also hang baskets from the S hooks to hold smaller items.
Now, this is the perfect way to hang the Vintage Crochet Mallets as a pot rack on the wall. If you want to mount them in the ceiling as pot rack, then look for large hooks that have a screw in the end of them. I find these all the time at the hoe improvement store. Drill them straight into a stud in the ceiling. You will need two hooks. Be sure to measure how far apart they need to be to fit your Vintage Crochet Mallets.
Now, lay the Vintage Crochet Mallets across the two hooks. If you are worried about them slipping out of place use leather shoe string on each end and tie them to the hook. Wrap it around like an X to create a designer look. Cut off any extra leather shoe lace.
Now, buy some large S hooks at the hardware store. Hang the S hooks on the Vintage Crochet Mallets turned pot rack and you are ready to hang anything from utensils to pots.
If you have to buy new wooden crochet mallets, then you can simply rib them with some wood gel stain in a dark walnut finish to age them. Let this antiquing treatment dry overnight before you hang your pot rack.