DIY Mug Rack

I have known that I wanted a coffee mug rack for over a year. I have large and growing collection of the Starbucks Been There mugs. I have wanted to display them. I have scoured the internet trying find one I liked, there were a few in the running on amazon but they were around $40 and didn’t hold half my collection.

So with no idea what I was doing and not having measured anything, I had Casey on board. So I need to get going. We went to a home improvement store and started shopping. First thing we went to find was hooks, I knew I wanted cup hooks. This is the one thing I would change if I could I would go with the 1 1/2 inch hooks instead of 1 1/4 (which work great for starbucks mugs, but don’t work for Rae Dunn). Since the last time I bought cup hooks they have added a lot of finishes. I chose Matte Brass after a length discussion between these or matte black. Then we had to pick paint, I had an idea of what I wanted. I had it narrowed down between two colors in less then 3 mins and Casey decided. It took more time to get our paint color made then pick it. For the planks we chose 1×4’s that were sold in 6ft length. We had the store cut them in half. And by pure luck it worked perfectly in the spot, not to brag I kinda have an eye for this. I don’t know how but I have been able to eye ball stuff since I was a teenager, it annoys Casey to know end. We already had all the paint stuff at home other then the paint from touching up our walls since moving in.

After a stop at the green dollar store to get a table cloth to paint on because it was over 100 degrees outside. I came home and started painting. The first coat went on no problem. When I went to paint the second coat Bra’tac got interested, Luckily he didn’t track paint everywhere and Casey caught him quickly. I got everything painted start to finish in about 3 hours.

About 4 hours after I finished the second coat Casey started putting the cup hooks in. With each board being 36 inches long we put 7 hooks in each board. Starting about an inch in on each end 5 inches apart. We then hung them on the wall 5 inches apart. The final product holds 28 mugs and really looks good. We love how it turned out.

Moving out.

I am a planner girl, I have had paper planners since junior high. Recently I have gotten into decorating my planner and I love doing that. It helps me to be creative. Part of my self care is supposed to be crafting and in this season of life this kinda feels that void. I have been using a personal sized Filofax malden in purple. I had a pocket sized planner previously and I sold it thinking it was too small. Well I really missed the easy of carrying around it in my purse. The personal sized really limited what size purse I could carry. So I went on a hunt on ebay and found a pocket sized planner for cheap. So I decided to store my personal sized planner. Before I moved out of it I decided to film a video of my current set up. Which I have embedded below. Are any of you planner people?

 

Fall is in the air

Which means Halloween isn’t far behind. I love fall, the cooler weather, friday night lights, etc. Most of all I love me some halloween, I was the quirk kid whose costumes never really made sense to anyone but her. I usually made them from things I had around the house. No this post isn’t about the boys and my costumes which for the record, I need to get going on and will me awesome. It is about painting pumpkins with Ian. It didn’t go how I imagined, he was very wary of sticking his fingers in the paint I had out. He wanted to squeeze the paint directly on his pumpkin and then put his fingers in it. I think he got more paint on him then his pumpkin. All in all though it was a fun adventure. Pumpkins
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