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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  1. 2.6.13
    Kate said:

    cute cute cute!

  2. 2.6.13
    Anonymous said:

    So sleek! It makes a great backdrop for your fun mugs 🙂

  3. 2.6.13
    JANNA said:

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

  4. 2.6.13
    Jayda said:

    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!

  5. 2.6.13
    Jenn D said:

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

  6. 2.6.13

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

    xo – heather

  7. 2.6.13

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

  8. 2.6.13
    Kristina said:

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


    Kristina does the Internets

  9. 2.6.13
    Anonymous said:

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

    Bethany @ theclassybee

  10. 2.6.13

    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!

  11. 2.6.13

    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.

  12. 2.6.13

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

  13. 2.6.13
    Jenn said:

    Such a simple idea… love it! Wanna do it for me? 😉

  14. 2.6.13

    This is so cute, and looks so easy! Love your mugs by the way! 🙂

  15. 2.6.13

    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

  16. 2.6.13

    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 @

  17. 2.6.13

    oh I absolutely love this!

  18. 2.6.13
    SH said:

    This looks awesome! And yes – it can be considered DIY 🙂


  19. 2.6.13
    Meg Cady said:

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

  20. 2.6.13

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

  21. 2.6.13

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

  22. 2.6.13
    dxeechick said:

    very cute. if i had such adorable mugs to show off, i would do this too. maybe i need new mugs!! 🙂

  23. 2.6.13
    Alea said:

    Love! looks great, very creative, amazing job 🙂

  24. 2.6.13

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

    Sparkles and Shoes

  25. 2.6.13
    Courtney said:

    Super cute!