This rustic coffee sign mug holder is made out of reclaimed fencing.
I have been using all this reclaimed wood for a couple of years now. I used reclaimed fence boards, but you could easily use pallet boards, or purchase new fence boards at your local hardware store. The fence boards are about 5.5” wide. I cut the pieces of fencing approximately 7.5” in length.
There was some splintering of the wood. Want to know my secret for sanding the rough edges without losing any of the great patina? I use a scrap piece of wood to knock off any splinters. I’ve been using this method for years.
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I cut the word COFFEE out of contact paper using my Silhouette Portrait. I like to transfer the entire square of each letter, and then weed it afterwards.
My favorite way of stenciling with contact paper letters is using Martha Stewart Foam Pouncers.
I prefer light coverage of paint when I use reclaimed lumber.
After dipping the pouncer into the paint, I dab it off on a piece of contact paper backing to get the muted look with the paint. I did a letter on each of the boards.
Then it was time to construct my Coffee sign mug holder. I ripped small pieces of rustic reclaimed fencing to make the frame. I prefer to have a little of the frame extending on the front and the back. Laying the letters on a scrap board makes makes this easier.
I attached all the pieces together with my Ryobi Nail Gun.
Because I was in a hurry and losing daylight, I chose to hang the coffee sign mug holder on the newly painted shed.
I love the way the white coffee cups look against the rustic wood. This was a very simple project and the cost was minimal, just the hooks!
This simple project will be heading to the booth at Vendors’ Village.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.