We moved into a different apartment August 1st. Since our new kitchen is tiled, there's no way to mount the knife rack we took with us. As renters, drilling's not an option, but we didn't want to get rid of it since it's a great storage solution. Plus, we'd probably end up purchasing another in a few years.
We thought it was destined for disposal until we saw this idea of how to mount it to the fridge…
We've been trying to responsibly get rid of extra furniture and kitchen items, (stay tuned on our upcoming stoop sale) but disposing of something that worked so well seemed superfluous. We like how the knife rack saves space, and hated the thought of spending money and time in the future. Plus, then we'd be creating additional packaging waste.
What to do? I searched online for solutions. I checked out this green knife and pot rack we featured recently at AT. Gorgeous, green, and affordable, but unfortunately, all wall-mounted.
Next, I checked out Ikea Hacker where I spotted this knife rack mounted to the side of the fridge. The top half of ours is totally unused, and it hadn't occurred to me that it was a viable space. Readers Adam and Melissa glued two Ikea Grundtal knife racks to each other, then stuck it on the fridge.
I actually have some magnet strips purchased from a craft store, so I'm going to glue them to the back of my existing knife rack. It was another lesson in how a little ingenuity and the idea of reuse can help us be more green.
Photos: Via Ikeahacker