So I’m strolling through IKEA several weeks ago and I stumble on this:
A Kroken Rail, S-Hooks, & a Cutlery Caddy (not pictured above).
The wheels start turning and before I could stop myself, these items were in my cart. $10.97 plus tax later, the rail system was m-i-n-e. All mine. buwahahahahaha.
The grand plan is to attach it to the side of my kitchen island. You know.. for pots and towels and cute stuff. 😉
So I race to my island and bust it out of my big blue bag and…
Drats. Let me show you a better angle so you know-wut-I’m-sayin’.
The dag-gum rail ends hit the edge moulding on my cabinet.
So my first thought is, “I’ll saw the edges of the rail off.” I know, I know, my first thought should have been, “I guess I should take it back.” But NoOoOoOoOoooo, I don’t give up that easily! After talking myself off that bad idea, I decided it would be better to remove part of the moulding on the island.
I WISH the Dremel was mine. But nope. I borrowed it from my brother-in-law. (The one married to the Christmas Tree sista’).
I concocted this great plan that I would just carve out the sections of moulding that were in my way. I got a pencil and traced an outline of the rail onto the moulding (that’s what all the green tape was for. It held the rail in place while I leveled it and traced it).
I just turned on the Dremel and went to town filing down the areas I needed removed. I have no clue if I used the right tip attachment or not. I just used the one my BIL gave me with it. And when I say I “carved” out a section, what I really mean is, I “burned” out a section. That dremel spins so fast that it literally burnt the wood right out of the cabinet. It smelled like a bonfire, but it worked like a charm.
Now, this dremel was so powerful that it kinda slipped out of my hand and jumped a few times across the cabinet. Oops. But it got the job done and when the rail is put into place it will cover all my mistakes anyway, so who really cares, right?
Once I measured again with the rail and made sure it fit perfectly, I marked the screw holes with my pencil and drilled out some pilot holes.
And then I just got some screws out of my stash (nope, the rail did not come with screws! As if!! hmph.) and drilled that puppy into the island.
I sure hope I like this rail because I’ve pretty much ruined my island at this point.
Finally, I was done. And I stepped back to admire my handy work. And the Heavens parted. I heard Angels singing.
I named my new crush Mother Kroken, Saint of Kitchen Accessories.
Mother Kroken holds exactly what I need – the 3 pots and pans that I use most frequently, my 2 trivets (bought at Tar-jay like 3 years ago but they surprisingly still have them HERE), & to spruce it up, an IKEA plant and the Cutlery Caddy.
It’s just perfect. And it is surprisingly not in the way at.all.
I never bump into it. The Kroken line was created just for my house. I know it. As my mom frequently says, “I can feel it in.my.bones.” Haha, yes, she actually says that. I wish I were joking. She’s a fun one, lemme tell ya!
I’m not sure which I like more, the Dremel (Pope Dremel the 1st) I used to complete the job or IKEA for providing me my Mother Kroken System for ten bucksie. Definitely worth it.
Have you done any crazy awesome upgrades in your kitchen that just make you giddy? Do you have any accessories in your house worthy of Saint status?
Here’s where I give you my blah blah blah disclaimer that I was not compensated by IKEA or Dremel. All thoughts and opinions are my own, which may be good or bad – who knows?!. I am not affiliated with IKEA or Dremel. I was NOT paid or perked for this post. At all. Unless you count installing an awesome pot rack a perk. In that case, then yes, I perked my self, thankyouverymuch.