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DIY Farmhouse Style Coffee Mug Pallet Rack

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Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY DIXIE BELLE PAINT, BUT ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN.

I have this weird affliction. Every time I see an intact pallet rack along the side of the road labeled FREE I cannot seem to stop the course of events that follows; turn around, awkwardly stuff it at impossible angles into my van, and store it along the side of my house until I finally figure out a better use for it.

And I found a LOT of uses for pallet racks. For good reason too. In a season where lumber is being sold at a premium, free pallet wood is a great deal considering it is a mix of oak and pine – perfect for sanding down and refinishing or painting over.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

This gorgeous pallet rack was no exception. At our previous house, I created a super easy coffee mug rack out of pallet wood that I attached to the upper cabinet of our coffee bar.

pallet coffee mug rack

So I decided to cut this pallet down and make another easy pallet rack for coffee mugs to hang above our coffee cart. My favorite part? My 5 year old helped me with this project from beginning to end. It was messy but made with love.

1. Cut the pallet rack down the center with a circular saw.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

You could lightly sand the pallet at this point with 220-grit sandpaper, add the hooks and call it a day. Truth be told, I would have preferred that look, but I had a little helper who really wanted to paint with me. SO . . . in the interest of quality time with my daughter, I turned this pallet rack into a vintage-appearing mug rack with white paint and a transfer from Dixie Belle Paint.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

2. Paint the pallet rack white.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

For a brighter white, I used Dixie Belle Paint’s Salt Water. For a creamier, French white I recommend Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

3. Apply a transfer of choice.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

I used Dixie Belle’s Bohemian Wedding Transfer. You peel the transfer away from the backing by applying pressure with the included wood piece that you rub over the sheet. A warning that it will not transfer perfectly because of the roughened wood. If you sand down the pallet first it may transfer more smoothly.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

In this case, I was ok with that because I wanted a vintage-worn appearance.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

4. Sand the transfer and the edges of the pallet.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

After the transfer was complete I lightly sanded the entered thing with a 320-grit sandaper and then heavily sanded the edges of the pallet as well to give it that worn-down appearance.

5. Finish with a clear coat.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

To seal the project, I finished the wood with two coats of Dixie Belle’s satin clear coat, sanding lightly in between for a smooth finish.

6. Add the hooks and hanging hardware.

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

Add the hooks to the front and the hanging hardware to the back. This cutie helped me from start to finish! She was a great painter! Now let’s check out the finished product!

Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

From a roadside pallet to a vintage mug rack.

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Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

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Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!
Need a cute idea for your coffee bar? Grab the next free pallet rack you find, and make this DIY farmhouse-style coffee mug rack!

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