How to Make a Pallet Wood Coffee Cup Kitchen Rack

After my son’s  wedding, I brought home the pallet wood sign I made them, and decided to turn it into a pallet wood coffee cup kitchen rack for their new apartment.

My daughter-in-law has a huge coffee cup collection and I know she wants a way to display them in her kitchen.  So I thought I’d surprise her by converting her wedding sign into a pallet wood coffee cup kitchen rack.

Here’s how the finished sign looked at their wedding.  My husband and I worked on it together before we left for California, then added the sunflower garland at the venue.

Pallet wood rustic sunflower wedding sign |

It was easy to turn it into a coffee cup rack when I brought it back home.  Here’s how I did it.

How to Make a Pallet Wood Coffee Cup Kitchen Rack

Supplies Needed (includes affiliate links):

Pre-made pallet sign

Robe hooks 

Furniture Wax (This is my favorite wax.  It goes on like butter!)

Wax buffing brush

  1. Assemble the pallet boards and stain the wood, as shown HERE in steps 1-5.
  2. Paint the pallet sign white and let it dry.
  3. Distress the wood with a palm sander.
  4. Wax and buff it.
  5.  If desired, add a stenciled sign on the rack.
  6.  Screw in the hooks.

I needed to cover up the lettering, so I used the same white color and painted over the entire sign.  I painted heavier over the words and did dry brushing where there weren’t any words.

After it dried, I distressed the whole thing with my palm sander and waxed and buffed it.

I love my wax buffing brush.  It attaches to my cordless drill and is much easier than hand buffing the wax.

I attached 16 hooks to fit 4 coffee mugs on each of the 4 rows.

Once the hooks were all screwed onto the pallet board, I used the Daily Grind stencil at the top, and it was done.

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They just got back from their short honeymoon cruise and have started moving into their new apartment.  My son will be coming back home in a week for his Army Reserve duty, so he’ll be picking it up to take to her then.

I hope she loves it!

Vaya con Dios,


  1. She’s gonna love it – esp since it was part of the wedding. Great idea.

  2. Marlene Stephenson says

    She will love it, it was a wonderful thing for you to do.

  3. I love it, Angie…and I know your daughter-in-law will, too!

  4. Naomi S. says

    Great idea, Angie. I bet she loves it!

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