Re-Purposed Thrift Shop Mug Stand

April 01, 2015

I purchased this mug tree or stand at the thrift shop last week for $2.

First, I sawed the knob in half on top and sanded it smooth.  Then I painted the mug tree with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White".

I wet distressed the piece with vinegar and water in a spray bottle and a terry cloth rag, and nailed a thrift shop small metal baking pan to the top.  I then waxed the tree with clear wax.

Thrift Shop Mug Stand Re-purposed for Jewelry
The mug tree is now a jewelry holder for bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings in the pan too!

Thrift Shop Mug Stand Re-purposed for Jewelry
 An easy and useful thrift shop makeover for less than $5!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I love your ideas and it makes me smile when I see your (almost always) first step: i painted with AS old white :)

  2. Now, what to do with those vintage hair curler irons...I just picked up three. Any ideas?

  3. Clever as ever....I've 3 stored in the garage....Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is very cool. I so wish I was able to get out and thrift.



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