I don’t DIY much these days, but recently decided to embark on a project. It was inspired by two things:
- My mom helped me unpack my kitchen during my move and told me I have way too many mugs
- The mugs were one shelf lower than my wine glasses, meaning I had to climb on a chair to reach my wine glasses, and I really wanted those more easily accessible
So, I needed a mug storage solution. I decided on a pegboard and decided to paint it my favorite color: matte black. It was super easy and the project was done in a weekend.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Basic pegboard: I got mine from The Home Depot in the wood section. The holes were slightly off so I had them cut it so they were even. They were super helpful!
- Pegboard hooks: Also found these at The Home Depot. I bought five 4-packs.
- Primer: The white side of the pegboard had a finish so always good to prime before painting
- Paint: I chose matte black
I put the pegboard on some garbage bags in the middle of my living room. I primed one coat and painted two coats. It was really quick (the paint dried fast). One watch out: the paint accumulated a bit between the peg holes, so when I went to lift it up off the garbage bag the same day I painted, it was still wet in hole spots. By the next morning it was completely fine.
I hung the pegboard using four screws. It was really easy!
Here are links to some of the mugs featured:
- Teal ombre, pink ombre and gold speckle: Suite One Studio available at Anthropologie
- But First, Coffee: from Alfred Coffee (bought on my recent LA trip!)
- Leif Shop Pinched Fold Mug
- Eat Cake for Breakfast: Kate Spade, available on Amazon
- World Market is an great source for mugs:
The pegboard holds 20 mugs. I guess I’m going to have to host a brunch…