Let’s make a Rustic Coffee Cup Rack using rescued and recycled wood
Several months ago I found this section of fence at my mom’s house. I thought it needed to come and live at my house. Then, in my clean-up and de-cluttering, I decided that it was TRASH. What was I thinking???
My collection of white enamelware cups and pots needed a place to stay while they waited to be the models in another painting.
First: All it takes is a few items from the store and a little bit of girl power.
I took old fence, the coffee pots and cups, drills and all my other goodies and went to my studio. I put everything on my new studio tables.
For under $10.00 I purchased the supplies for this Trash to Treasure project. 1 package containing 6 coat hooks. Those would be for the cups and 2 packages of door stops for hanging the pots.
When you live in a small West Texas town you don’t just run to a big box store or Hobby Lobby to get cute hooks. I have oil rubbed bronze faucets and accents in my kitchen, so the hooks and stops that I found would be just right.
When I removed the white rubber protector on the door stop I noticed there is a little edge and a screw looking tip. The edge would hold the coffee pots in place.
Next: Make sure it would stay together.
As with most old things, the joints were not in good condition. In my stash of screws, there were some that were the right length and color, not all bright and shiny. That was just what was needed to tighten up those loose places.
Next, I dug through my picture hanging supplies and collection of vintage rulers. Oh my, the problem is real!
I measured 2 inches down for the first hole.
An ice pick is perfect to start the holes for the little screws to hold the hanger in place.
And: It was important to secure a hanger that will support the weight of the rack, pots, and cups.
This rack was heavier than I thought.
I measured for the placement of the pots and cups and marked the spots. I used the ice pick for the little holes in the coat hooks but I used a drill for the holes for the door stops.
I love the way this turned out and can’t wait to get it hung up in my newly painted kitchen. Baby Bird and his girlfriend have been painting my kitchen. But, that’s a story for another time!!!
My son, Joshua helped me with leveling and marking for hanging. It is heavy and was a little bit of a stretch for me.
I used weight appropriate inserts and screws to hang it.
Finally: Here is my rustic coffee cup rack with the collection of white enamelware coffee cups and coffee pots.
The red handled ladle was purchased in Amish Country during our trip to Ohio. This rustic display hangs above my oh so modern Keurig coffeemaker.
I am really happy with the results. I would love to hear from you in the comments and I would love to see what you have created for your coffee area.
Wait!!! What??? There is room for one more coffee pot!!! Oh yeah!!! That means I just might have to go junkin’ and find another little coffee pot!
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
’til next time,