Do you ever have projects that have to wait until you have time? I bet yours don’t take you nearly 3 years…at least I hope not! Back when I started blogging over 3 year ago, one of my first posts ever was how to create barn wood style shutters from pallets. It was a hit! Then, I shared my pallet clock, plate rack, and centerpiece trough. When I finished those pallet projects I had a piece of pallet left over that I didn’t get to. Well, today it becomes a repurposed mug rack. Trust me on this one, k?
It doesn’t look like much at first glance, but I saw its potential. And I couldn’t wait to finally get to it. Even my husband gave me the look, “What are you going to do with that??” hee hee hee. You would think he would have learned by now. tsk.
I had visions of a mug rack, so I set to dig in to my stash and pulled out a bag of corbels I had scored from the thrift store for $1 each, plus I used my 20% off coupon. Score! I just used my drill to attach them to the soon-to-be mug rack and then added a board to the bottom.
Once that was done, I added some wire hooks I took out of our bathroom remodel, and then decided to add some typography using my transfer method. If you’ve been with me long I love typography projects. See my past projects HERE.
To finish it off, I added a wall cleat for secure hanging and flush mount design. Just like I did to this wall cupboard I found at the thrift store.
Let me tell ya, I love how this thing came out. It’s whimsical, serves a purpose, and will be a conversation piece in the kitchen or office. The mug rack is finished and is available in my shop. (SOLD) But, if you also take a closer look, this project was also the perfect time for me to showcase the newest item I’ve added to my shop selection.
I’m so super excited for this project not only because it was fun, but also to show you my #trashure mugs. Trashure is my slang term and babe idea born ages ago for me. It’s a term I have always used to describe: “One man’s trash is another one’s treasure”. My first use of it was back in this post nearly 5 years ago.
This two-sided mug has fast become my favorite sidekick because it looks like enamelware, but is actually ceramic. That allows you to get the rustic style, but modern day convenience.
Another bonus is that it is 15 oz, so perfect for your morning cup of joe, as a desk organizer, or even a mini planter.
Because I am a tried-and-true junker and know that I am not alone in my junkin’ adventures, I want to give a mug to two of you. Fun, right?! All you need to do is fill out the widget below and I will announce the winner in next week’s post. Open to U.S. and Canada residents. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
I hope you enjoyed my #trashure transformation because you are why I do what I do. My goal is to inspire you to see beyond the obvious and look for the hidden treasure.
Additionally, pin and share this funky mug rack creation to inspire others to think outside the pallet.
Up next is my mudroom update. Yes, it’s time for an update plus another giveaway! If you want to take a before look, head to this post. Head HERE to see the after. Stay tuned by signing up to my newsletter PLUS get my free furniture buying guide and a special discount to my shop. Let’s get our DIY on!