Then I came across the Spoon and Mug Wall by ReadyMade.com, while looking through google photos. I was on like page 5-6 by that time but I found what I was looking for!
It is fantastic but I could not find directions! When I followed the link it took me to Better Homes and Gardens. Which is frustrating, and I could not find it on their site. So, back to google I went! I did find several people who had the same problem I did, no directions! But they shared their experiences in trying to recreate this awesome spoon mug wall!
For other examples of coffee mug storage ideas:
You will need to make your own Mug Wall:
- Wood strips: exmples would be leftovers, or even lattice work wood
- Magnets & paper (optional)
Hubs’ Mom had given us this accordion style display a few months ago, but it was missing some of its nobs. We decided that the wood was perfect for the project and the holes were probably perfectly spaced. We would have to test that after we took the original piece apart.
After taking all the pieces apart, I paired up the wood strips to find matching sets of equal length. There were 7 sets that were the longest. I ended up using 5 sets (10 pieces of wood).
I painted them the same green color I had leftover from the Hutch Project. The color was suggested by my cousin, Viv! Which worked out nicely since the hutch and the spoon mug wall face each other on opposite sides of one big open space.
I had to test to see if the wood could even hold the spoons and still come together, since my plan was to sandwich the spoons between 2 pieces of wood. Hoping that the end result would be strong enough to hold up my mugs! I used drywall screws for my test run. They held great, and were another FREE item leftover from a project back in Nebraska. That was 5 states and 10 years ago.
I knew I did not want to put 30 drywall screws into the wall, we are renting here! So i decided that 3 drywall screws should do the trick and then I dug up smaller screws of the same color (not pictured) to fill in the other holes and keep the spoons steady. I was not sure when I was at this point if the screws would be visible at the end, and if they were I wanted them to match.
I love the end result, and my cabinet is so much easier to use without worrying that my mugs will come tumbling out any time I open it up. If I ever need more mugs, I can just simply grab them off of the Mug Wall and when I am done they go right back.
I think I may want to add a vinyl to the wall, where I put the graphics in my photo. I am not really sure what I want them to say but I think it would be nice to add them in. Below is a photo of the finished Coffee Mug Display without any of the wording, just the wall as it looks in our kitchen.
|Coffee Mug Display with Spoons|
Oh, one more thing. If you are wondering if the project has held up, or if the mugs will fall off? I completed this project 2 weeks ago. It is on the wall that touches our dryer, and is connected to the house next door – also their dryer wall. We have all been doing laundry, and going about normal business without a single mug falling, or moving.
The best part? I can keep all my mugs, and even if we move again, the entire project can be taken down and reassembled wherever life takes us next!