The Interior Frugalista: April 2016

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DIY Sunday Showcase Party {04-30-16}

Should be a busy but fun weekend around our house! Our adorable 13-month old grandson is hanging with Grandma & Grandpa a lot this weekend while our daughter is in a baseball tournament. We love our little man cuddle time!

Did you catch the 70's Coppercraft Mirror Makeover I shared on Frugal Decor Tuesday this week? What a difference a can of Aqua spray paint made!

On Thursday our Power Tool Challenge Team was at it again with the challenge being to REpurpose something.  Wow, what a talented bunch of gals!  If you missed it, you can check everyone's projects along with my Repurposed Wooden Shutters HERE.

Now that I've got you all caught up on the happenings this past week here at The Interior Frugalista, let's get down to the business of partying.  Welcome to DIY Sunday Showcase Party! Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.
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The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs through the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              
Jennifer at Pink When
Erin at My Crafty Spot
Wendi at H20 Bungalow
Alli at An Alli Event
Facebook/Pinterest/Google+
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

My Pick:
Repurposed Books and Hidden Lockbox Storage
REPURPOSED BOOKS AND A HIDDEN LOCKBOX Scavenger Chic

Jen's Pick:
How to crochet an iPhone Cover - free crochet pattern and tutorial
HOW TO CREATE A CROCHET iPHONE COVER by Heart Handmade UK

Katie's Pick:
Create a patriotic home decor piece that you can keep up all year long. This laser cut wood map can be painted and personalized to match your style.
INSPIRATIONAL MAP DECOR by The Crafty Blog Stalker

Erin's Pick:
Caramel Apple Tarts - Sticky, sweet and easy to make with only three ingredients. This one's for my caramel loving friends!
CARAMEL APPLE TARTS by Simply Stacie

Wendi's Pick:

CREATING ORIGINAL ELEGANCE WITH PURE & ORIGINAL PAINTS by Somewhat Quirky Design

Alli's Pick:

COCONUT LIME CUPCAKES by Lou Lou Girls

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PARTY RULES:

  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or on your link party page!
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From Wooden Shutters To Rustic Coffee Mug Holder

It's time for another Power Tool Challenge and this month's theme is Repurposed. Now that's a challenge after my own heart and the timing couldn't be more perfect.

A couple of weeks ago we helped our daughter and her family move.  Now that she's unpacked and settled she wants to create a coffee station on one end of her kitchen counter. She also wants to clear some valuable storage space in her cupboards by hanging her coffee mugs on the wall behind her coffee maker.

That's where this challenge and her Mama comes to the rescue.


Rustic Coffee Mug Holder Made From Wooden Shutters


Repurposed Wooden Shutter Into Coffee Mug Holder

Before I get into the details of the How To, if any of you haven't heard of the Power Tool Challenge, it is a group of tool savvy, skill sharing bloggers who come together each month to help encourage and empower our female readers to step out of their comfort zones and try basic power tool projects.

In case you missed it, last month I Repurposed an antique chair back into an Antique Chair Back Bird Feeder.

For this easy peasy Coffee Mug Holder, I used two power tools; a Compound Miter Saw and a Power Drill.

DIY Coffee Mug Holder from REpurposed wooden shutters

Several years ago I made a set of wooden shutters out of fence boards and had them flanking a mirror in our dining room. Last year when we added a Board & Batten wall in this space, the shutters came down and have since been collecting dust in the workshop.

Wooden shutters before being Repurposed into a DIY Coffee Mug Holder

While coming up with an idea for this challenge, I knew those shutters would be perfect repurposed into my daughter's under cabinet coffee mug holder.  The challenge, however, was that the space between the base of her kitchen cupboards and the top of an electrical outlet is only 20" wide x 13" tall.

Small area in rental for a kitchen coffee station

I thought it would be fun to salvage the tops of the pickets and have them point downwards towards the coffee maker.

Repurposed Wooden Shutter for under counter coffee mug holder

Step 1: Dismantling the old wooden shutters 

The first order of business was to remove the battens on the back of each shutter. Thankfully I assembled them with screws which made them very easy to take apart.

Step 2: Measuring the boards

DIY Wood Shutter Coffee Mug Holder

Remember above I mentioned that there are only 13-inches from above the electrical outlet to the bottom of the upper kitchen cabinet.  I measured each board from the top of the gable point to 13-inches and drew a pencil line with a straight edge.

Step 3: Cutting the boards

Cutting wood shutters for rustic coffee mug holder

With a compound miter saw, I cut each board on the generous side of the pencil mark.  That left a whole lot of leftover board and being one to who doesn't like to waste, I built a computer monitor stand for my office (I'll share that in an upcoming post).

Step 4: Assembling the Coffee Mug Holder

Clamped wooden shutters to repurpose into coffee mug holder

The width of three shutters equals 18-inches, perfect considering the width of her wall is 20-inches. I flipped the boards upside down and lined them up evenly and clamped in place. I found two pieces of MDF trim in the shop and luckily they were the perfect length.  Yay, no cutting required.

Drilling pilot holes into batten supports of coffee mug holder

MDF has a tendency to split so I made pilot holes with my drill using a 3/32" pilot hole bit. I applied wood glue to the back of each one and then attached the battens with #8 1-inch wood screws.

Step 5: Attaching picture hanger hooks

Attaching picture hanging hooks onto DIY coffee mug holder

I measured 3-inches from each side and attached triangle picture hanging hooks (D-hooks work just as well).

Tip: To keep the triangle from flopping downwards when trying to hang the coffee holder, mount the triangle so it rests just slightly onto the batten and stays pointing upwards. Saves you a lot of headaches later when hanging it on the wall!


Repurposed Wooden Shutters into Coffee Mug Holder

Now that the coffee mug holder is assembled it's time for the fun part, making it pretty!

Step 6: Painting the coffee mug holder

Using chalk paint, I brushed two coats of the color Hurricane. Next, I dry brushed Simplicity White which made the knots and grain in the wood pop as well as giving it that rustic look I was going for.

Note: The dry brushing technique I used was dipping just the tips of my paint brush into the paint and dabbing the excess off onto a paper towel.  With a light amount of pressure, I ran the brush in long vertical strokes.


Step 7: Marking the spots to hang the cup hooks

I decided to use white hooks to tie in with the white stenciled detail.  I wanted as many hooks as the mug holder could handle and hoped it would be an even 10. Unfortunately, I could only fit nine.

I laid the hooks out and placed a mug on each one like they would be if hanging vertically on the wall. Once I had them lined up, I measured them evenly across the boards using a tape measure. With an awl, I pressed firmly to make an indentation in the wood to mark where the screws for each hook will be mounted.

White cup hooks on DIY Wooden Shutter Coffee Mug Holder

Step 8:  Adding a stencil

If you've been following me for some time then this stencil will look familiar. It's from the Coffee stencil line at Funky Junk Interiors. I used it on a Rustic Serving Tray Makeover a few months ago.

Coffee stencil for Rustic Coffee Mug Holder

Now that you have the hooks and mugs all lined up on the mug holder, mark where you want the words COFFEE and Served Here with a piece of painters tape. Remove the hooks and mugs and line up your stencil so it's centered vertically between the mugs.

Step 9: Attaching the cup hooks

Line the cup hooks with the holes and screw the cup hooks in place.  That's all there is to it!

This project is hot off the press so it hasn't made it's way to my daughter's kitchen coffee station yet. Hi Lovey, I hope you like your new coffee mug holder!  The pictures were taken from a wall in my kitchen.

If you enjoyed this Rustic Coffee Mug Holder tutorial and know someone who might like one in their home, please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.

Wooden Shutters Before Coffee Mug Holder After

Let's head over to see what the talented gals in this group Repurposed for this challenge.  Judging by the photos below, they created some pretty amazing projects!  Press the links below to visit each of their blogs.


1 Hanging Picket Pendant Light by Designed Decor
2 Garden Bench by Create and Babble
3 Bed Spindle Pedestal Bowl by H2OBungalow
4 Industrial Cart Coffee Table by Refresh Restyle
5 Mid Century Headboard Bench by My Repurpose Life
7 Vintage Tennis Racket Table by Virginia Sweet Pea
8 Recycled Wood Plant Stands by Designs Bt Studio C
9 Rustic Coffee Mug Holder by Interior Frugalista
10 Repurposed Cabinet Door String Art by Domestically Speaking



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How to quickly update an MCM Coppercraft Mirror In Aqua

Remember the ever so popular Coppercraft Guild Plastic Wall Art from the 70's?  Recently during a trip to Goodwill, we picked up a mirror for under $5.00.  What I like about this mirror is the texture and knew painted in a bright color like Aqua, those details would pop. So this week on Frugal Decor Tuesday I'm sharing How To Quickly Update An MCM Coppercraft Mirror.

How to quickly update a Mid-Century Modern Coppercraft Mirror With A Pop Of Aqua


MCM Coppercraft Guild Plastic Mirror spray painted Aqua

This is what the mirror used to look like...

Vintage Coppercraft Guild Plastic Copper Mirror Before

See all that texture?  I just love how they popped with just a few light even coats of Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Satin Spray Paint in the color Aqua.

Aqua spray painted Coppercraft mirror

Aqua spray painted Vintage Coppercraft textured mirror

After the final coat dried I protected it with two coats of Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Clear Coat.

Aqua painted refresh on MCM Coppercraft Guild Mirror

I don't use spray paint often but when I do, this is one of my favorite go-to colors.  Last summer I painted a Bistro Set in this color and it sold very quickly.

Coppercraft Guild plastic textured mirror update

I think it looks so fresh and modern and would look great in any room.

Coppercraft Plastic Textured Vintage Mirror update

The turquoise whitewashed tray is also a plastic thrift store find that I brought back to life last year. You can catch that makeover here at Plastic Tray Refresh.

If you liked this MCM Coppercraft Mirror Refresh, share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.

MCM Coppercraft Mirror Before and After

Thanks for joining me for another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday. Which do you prefer, the mirror before or after?

Before I end this post, did you catch the Between The Lines series last Tuesday?  I was one of the lucky bloggers to be featured in the first edition.  If you missed it, you can catch that post HERE.


Between The Lines is a new blog series that takes a peek into the lives of bloggers over the age of 50. Every Tuesday for the next nine weeks, a group of bloggers will be interviewed and featured by Katherine at Katherine's Corner.

You can catch Week Two of this series HERE.  For those of us "seasoned" bloggers, it's a great way to meet other bloggers in the Nifty Fifty Club!

You'll find this project linked up at these fabulous parties.

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DIY Sunday Showcase Party {04-23-16}

Well dang, they are forecasting rain this weekend - guess that means I'll have to finally clean my house.

Did you hear about the new blog series in town?  It's called Between The Lines and it's a look into the lives of bloggers over the age of 50.  Every Tuesday for the next ten weeks, ten bloggers will be interviewed and featured and I am honored to have been one of the first up to the gate.  Press HERE if you missed it.

Did you catch Themed Furniture Makeover Day on Thursday?  This month the theme was Neutral, a challenging one for me but I managed to pull it off with a makeover on a Mid Century Modern Radio Cabinet.  The plan was to sell it but it's new home may be my office!

Now that I've got you all caught up on the happenings this past week here at The Interior Frugalista, let's get down to the business of partying.  Welcome to DIY Sunday Showcase Party! Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.
DIY Sunday Showcase Party button
The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs through the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              
Jennifer at Pink When
Erin at My Crafty Spot
Wendi at H20 Bungalow
Alli at An Alli Event
Facebook/Pinterest/Google+
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

My Pick:
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DIY PRIMITIVE STYLE CORNER CABINET The Curator's Collection

Jen's Pick:
cupcake ideas mothers day bouquet
MOTHERS DAY IDEAS: DIY CUPCAKE BOUQUET by Stagetecture

Katie's Pick:
DIY Hanging Gutter Planter. This is a really fun and easy afternoon project that is sure to brighten up your outdoor space.
HANGING GUTTER PLANTER by Hawthorne and Main

Erin's Pick:
Herb-DIY-Hanging-Garden-Crafts-Unleashed-1
HERB JAR DIY HANGING GARDEN by Consumer Crafts

Wendi's Pick:
Who says that you have to have a fancy back yard to enjoy it! Not me. Check out my new outdoor seating and where you can get some too!
ECLECTIC BOHEMIAN PATIO REFRESH by Hawthorne and Main

Alli's Pick:
Host a fun Dump Truck Construction Party and make these fun Chocolate Boulders for a birthday party that the kiddos will LOVE!
SWEET CHOCOLATE BOULDERS TRUCK CONSTRUCTION PARTY by $he $aved

If you've been featured here today copy our Feature Button!
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PARTY RULES:

  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or on your link party page!
NEWDIYBUTTON So let's get this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!

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