I’ve had all my coffee stuff hidden away in the cabinets but when I get up in the morning I really don’t want to have to look around to find my coffee making stuff. Now I had seen lots of friends making coffee stations and coffee bars and I really liked this idea.
This is what my makeshift coffee area looked like… meh!
It was inexcusable for me to have this mess. I needed to make something pretty right away!
What I used:
- an old rectangular glass dish
- acrylic paints
- masking tape
- Deco Art Varnish, 8-Ounce, Ultra Matte
- black marker
- printable from the Graphics Fairy
- Mod Podge
- Printer and paper
The How To:
I had found this old dish in the basement. You see we are getting ready to declutter and I’ve discovered that we have multiples of everything in this house. How did that happen? Anyway there was nothing wrong with this glass dish except for the fact that we really didn’t need it. You can even use an old tray that you have sitting around.
I painted the diagonal sections in brown and then removed the tape. I then added white to the brown and painted those sections as well. It was all done while I was watching TV.
A quick aside. I was watching this really great show from the BBC which is also on Netflix. It’s called “Money for Nothing” and it’s all about – you guessed it – repurposing items that were on their way to the junkyard!
I honestly didn’t want to start all over…After all I was too busy watching the show and I wanted to see how they were going to repurpose a bathtub into modern chairs.
Can you see where the paint peeled off with the masking tape? Oh well! Everyone has bad days!
I was on a roll now!
I even painted under the handles and the sides! It must have been the sloppiest job I have ever done and you know what? I didn’t care a bit.
I was having too much fun enjoying the show, mixing up all those colors and just not worrying about creating a master piece.
Yes I was going all out sloppy. I even used my daughter’s eyeliner (shh don’t tell her) to make these drops of coffee on the bottom! I was going after that authentic look now!
This is what the finished bottom looks like. I had added two coats of varnish to protect it because the counter does get messy and wet on occasion.
For the coffee jar itself I took a spaghetti sauce jar and painted the label using chalkboard paint. A few coats later and I was able to cure it with chalk. Just run the chalk over it and then wipe it down. It will have that beautiful blackboard look we all love.
This was an obvious fail. But I’m showing it to you because this is a warts and all post! Just so you know that not everything works out … especially when your mind is on the TV.
Simple idea - huge difference!
Plus it looks great next to my white pitcher.
Whew that was quite a tough project. I HAD to watch my show while finishing this one, and now that I’ve binge watched it I’m really suffering. Do you have any shows to recommend while I sip some coffee straight from my new coffee station?
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