Starbucks City Mugs Display
Over the years, I've amassed quite the collection of Starbucks mugs from cities we've visited, and they take up a lot of room in the cabinet over the coffee maker. I decided to utilize the blank side panel of an upper cabinet to create a travel themed coffee mug display!
By the way, if you want to learn how to paint those ugly 80s cabinets, check out my tutorial here! You can find the final reveal with amazing before and afters here. You'll never guess what I used to update those ugly blue countertops!
I wanted to use a simple design that would fit with the travel theme of the mugs. I settled on this compass rose decal (head over to The Handyman's Daughter to find the source) that fits perfectly on the narrow cabinet.
Eight mugs fit perfectly on the side of the cabinet without looking cluttered. I paired them up by style (Starbucks has changed up their mugs every few years, making it impossible to collect more than a few of each!) I attached coated metal hooks above and below the decal.
I wanted to put the cities near their geographical equivalent on the compass, but I didn't have enough for the Southern hemisphere. Sydney is the only one I had for the southern point. Obviously we need to travel more!
To prevent the mugs from moving around and bumping into each other, I use a little bit of double sided Gorilla Glue tape to hold them in place. Now they hang perfectly straight on their hooks!
I'm glad I finally have some of my favorite mugs on display instead of cooped up inside a cabinet. There are plenty more mugs that I use for coffee drinking, so these will stay up permanently. They bring a nice pop of color to the plain white backdrop!
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- Hooks (Amazon)
- Decal (Etsy)
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