Hi all! I’ve teamed up with a group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
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I ran to the big city the other day. One of my favorite placed to go is the local Deseret Industries, our local thrift store. I was silly enough to bring my husband and kids along on this trip. Now, when I say trip, I mean 1 1/2 hour drive to the “big city” which is really not that big at all. Usually I have to sweeten up the deal before heading to the thrift store. Bribing my husband and kids with an ice cream cone is an excellent way to go.
Since they never want to come with me into the store, they sat in the truck and impatiently waited for me to come out with my treasures. Its never a guarantee that I am going to find something good. Its either feast or famine really. This time, I was rewarded with some pretty great finds. This is one of the things I came home with.
What? I block of wood? Oh no, look much closer. It was an unfinished cabinet door! Now only was there one of them, but three! At 3 dollars a pop, I felt like I could spring for it. I gathered they were probably from some shop class where the kids had been learning to make cabinets These must have been the imperfect ones. To the thrift store they go. Thats okay though, its my reward. The color of the wood was so beautiful, I couldn’t believe someone thew it out!
I thought for a while on what I wanted to make with this, and a sign seemed to be a great idea, but I didn’t just want to make a sign.
After messing around with some ideas, I finally had a light bulb moment.
I have some pretty cool farmhouse stencils from Plaid. There is this pig one that I just love and thought that it would be perfect on my thrift store find.
Farmhouse Style Mug Rack
Here is what I used for this project:
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If this is a project you are interested in making, then you can choose any stencil that goes with your own home decor. Or, you don’t have to do any stencils. I liked this ideas, so I did. My pig stencil was exactly what I wanted to use. I lined up the stencil at the top of the cabinet door, and applied a small amount of white paint with my stencil brush.
I decided on a slight uneven coat of paint on the cabinet door to create a nice and distressed finish.
Soo cute so far right?
Next, it was time to screw in two hooks to the bottom section of the board. This was pretty easy. I just lined them up and screwed them in.
And last, hang it on the wall and hang my favorite mugs on it!
This farmhouse style mug rack was so easy to make! I am now thinking I need to make a larger one that I can hang all my Rae Dunn Clay mugs from.
Do you love Rae Dunn Clay Mugs?
I think it looks pretty great in my dining room too. Its small enough that it could fit in any size home. I have been thinking I may need to make a much larger one that will hold all my mugs on display. There are so many possibilities.
So, you better go check out your nearest thrift store. You never know what you might find that you always needed!
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember…
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