DIY mug holder

i'm not even totally sure that i can really call this a DIY considering that it has only one step. but, i'm going with it. i bought this bamboo mug holder at Target just before Christmas. i liked the sleekness of the white, but wanted something a little more fun for my kitchen. also, i kind of collect cute mugs and the cabinet was just about overflowing with them, so i thought some counter storage would do the trick.

i really wanted to paint it gold (no surprise there), but couldn't find it at the store so i went with silver. i just bought a small can of spray paint, went out on my porch, and painted two coats of the paint onto the holder. i let it dry overnight and then it was ready to go! 

for the spoon art at the top of the photo, go HERE 
 patterned mugs from anthropologie; cat mug from target

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  2. So sleek! It makes a great backdrop for your fun mugs :)

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  3. This looks really good! I love it and your spoon arr too!

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  4. I bought a mug tree a few months ago, and my husband, parents, and sister made fun of me mercilessly for it...now I can show this to them, and prove that mug trees are back in style! Ha!

    Ps: yours looks great!

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  5. I collect mugs too. My cabinets would probably thank me if I did this.

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  7. so cute!
    love the mugs & spoon art too!!

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  8. very cute! and such a fun collection of mugs too! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  9. Ahh that cat mug is so adorable!! I love how spray paint makes anything look fancier.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. so cute! way to jazz up a boring old mug caddy!

    Bethany @ theclassybee

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  11. I'm happy you found silver it goes so well with the spoon art! Great job girl! And I love that cat mug, you are a girl after my own feline loving heart!

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  12. Oh my gosh, I love that! I have so many coffee mugs...I never thought of something like that for the counter and to display the cute mugs.

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  13. This is so cute! I am definitely pinning this, it will be great for my new place! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  14. Such a simple idea... love it! Wanna do it for me? ;-)

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  15. This is so cute, and looks so easy! Love your mugs by the way! :)

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  16. Everything in your house is so adorable! You definitely have an eye for design and style! {and yes, even if it's only one step, I'd still consider it a DIY project!} :)

    Molly from littlebittyprettylife.blogspot.com

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  17. Lauren- I love the wooden spoon art hanging above the new mug holder (super creative upcycling/thrifting...btw)!! Did you make that as well?
    Sarah @ http://tobemrscollier.blogspot.com

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  18. This looks awesome! And yes - it can be considered DIY :)

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  19. mini cans of spray paint!
    I am a sucker for a mini can of anything!!!

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  20. Cute, I spray painted mine a tourquoise color and I hang my bracelets on it. Its on my dresser :) Love it!

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  21. Cute!!!!! I have been looking for a mug stand forever...i'll have to double check target again!

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  22. very cute. if i had such adorable mugs to show off, i would do this too. maybe i need new mugs!! :)
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  23. Love! looks great, very creative, amazing job :)

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  24. This is super cute and definitely my type of a DIY project!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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