We first installed battery operated LED puck lights underneath the cabinets after our kitchen remodel but they ended up not being very practical. The lighting was dim and more of a spotlight on a focused area. I see the importance of having a lighting plan in place when approaching a remodel. It’s much easier to install wired lighting while things (cabinets, back splashes, etc) are torn apart than once it is all put back together. However, if you are like me and realized this after the fact, or maybe you are renting and cannot install hard wired lighting, this solution works MUCH better than our previous solution.
I found a box of new glass mugs at a thrift store recently and decided to gift them to some friends celebrating their wedding anniversary.
But first, I had to personalize them with a monogram. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of my Martha Stewart etching supplies from Michaels. This was a two step process since I added a little more flourish than just the letter of their last name. Along with two different letter sizes, numbers, and some floral embellishments, the Martha Stewart adhesive stencil set also comes with a wreath stencil that is perfect for circling an individual letter stencil.
For the mugs, I placed the wreath stencil in place, allowed 30 minutes for the cream to etch the glass (supplies needed and tutorial described in more detail here) and then washed off the cream and placed the letter stencil in the middle of the already etched circle.
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