After Christmas, while hitting the sales, I came across the last mug tree at Pottery Barn. At first I didn’t even look at the ticket because I knew it was out of my price range, but while checking out, I glanced over at it and saw it was on sale. It was marked down to $59.99 from $149.99! I didn’t get it right away because it was a little bigger that what I wanted but I also knew that the cheapest one that I had found online was $80 for a small one! After shopping the mall for awhile, I went back to PB and grabbed it up!
I was afraid that it would be too big but it works pretty good on the island!
My nephew gave me a dozen ironstone mugs to use for this project. I purchased a porcelain pen from Hobby Lobby and painted the numbers on by hand. I was too impatient to try to find some stencils or to make them. I was inspired by these numbered mugs from Anthropologie.
After I painted them, I let them dry for 4 hours, then baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. My nephew did the same things for some other mugs but he just used a regular sharpie and I really didn’t see any difference!
There is even enough space to store some ironstone plates on top!
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