Hi there! So, I was so excited to see my lazy Susan coffee station featured on House Beautiful last week…and it inspired me to finish that little corner of our kitchen (finally) with a DIY coffee sign (made from a surprising object) and a K-cup holder.
I do so love my coffee corner. I came to drinking coffee relatively late in life–not until our second daughter was born did I discover the joy of java. And now I’m hooked. Having my morning cup of coffee, and then maybe one more in the afternoon, makes me so happy. I know a lot of you can relate. (You might also relate to why I’m a better mom on coffee.) So anyway, this spot in our kitchen deserved a little more love.
Ok, so I’m a baaaad blogger and I didn’t take a “before” picture. I was in a hurry to get something accomplished in the last few minutes before our girls came home from school and quite honestly, I started this project on a lark. See, I had been wanting a coffee sign for that corner, and I figured I could just make one but I didn’t have any scrap wood. Then I was in the basement rummaging for something else, and I came across a sturdy box lid. “Hm, maybe I could spray paint that.” I threw it on a drop cloth, grabbed some leftover black spray paint and gave it a quick coat. Enter the girls off the bus, and I forgot about it.
Fast forward a few more days, and I finally got back to my box lid. The spray paint adhered perfectly, so I went ahead and used my ol’ pencil transfer trick to get the word “coffee” on it, then filled the letters in with a Sharpie paint pen. I used a ruler to draw a border on it.
Now here’s when I began to feel inspired. I wanted to hang the sign on the tile, but how? Well, since it’s so light–being made from a box lid, after all–I was able to hang it with a small suction cup. I didn’t want the cup to show, though, so I swiveled the hook upside down and was able to use the lip of the box lid to hang on it. See?
So now you know! You can hang kitchen art on your tile using little suction cups! And I was further inspired to hang a cute wire basket underneath the sign using…wait for it…suction cups again! Happy, happy day.
Want another DIY kitchen art idea? How about kitchen counter storage ideas? Oh okay, here ya go.