How to Make Your Own Farmhouse Style Mug Rack
I’ve been yearning to have my own farmhouse style mug rack for quite some time now. Every time I’ve seen one of those metal coffee mug/glass drying racks, I’ve thought about how I’d like to have one hanging on the chalkboard in our kitchen. But, alas, most of the ones that mount on the wall are too big for that space.
And when I see those gorgeous Rae Dunn coffee cup collections online, I go “B.I.G. Sigh.”
But I’m here to tell you how you can get a similar farmhouse style look for a whole lot less money!
Did you guess that we used a wooden thread rack? A few years ago, my friend Brenda gave me this rack when she was closing her shop, and I had no idea at the time what I would do with it. You see, I sew just a little bit, but I don’t even have enough thread to use such a rack. So in the storage building the thread rack sat until……
I nearly pulled the trigger on ordering several of those (Amazon aff. link) Rae Dunn mugs and one of those (Amazon aff. link) metal glass drying racks but then said, “WHOA!” So out of the storage building came the thread rack! Then I took the rack apart and asked Leo if he would cut off some of the pegs with his jigsaw.
Leo screwed the strips into the wall for me. Did I ever tell you that the chalkboard is really just a section of the kitchen wall that I painted with chalkboard paint way before we ever started blogging?
After we got the mug rack attached to the chalkboard, I kept going to Amazon and looking at those Rae Dun coffee mugs. I think they are so darn cute with the large words printed on them, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for them. We just happened to be in Cracker Barrel (where we meet to pick up the grandgirls sometimes) and I spotted this mug set reduced to half price. It came home with me, of course!
The mugs (and the little appetizer plates that came with the set) have all the words that are important to me: HOME, LOVE, FAMILY, and FAITH.
To style the Farmhouse Style Mug Rack, I hung a little preserved boxwood wreath and the black and white heart that I already had. To add a little more green, I went out into the garden and cut a few pieces of rosemary to hang on it. It adds a wonderful aroma in the kitchen.
P. S. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for my mom. She is doing much better now and I’m back to blogging!