Wednesday, June 17, 2015

With Enough Coffee, I Could Rule the World


THE PROJECT
This bookcase/shelving unit has held many things over the last 25 years including children's books, dolls and teddy bears, school work, sport trophies, prom photos and finally some craft supplies.  I relocated my craft supplies, and saw this unit's great potential to be more than just a utilitarian bookcase.

 

With that being said, I poured myself a cup of coffee 
and went to work on transforming this boring bookcase/shelving 
unit into a one-stop coffee bar.  


THE PAINT
I chose to work with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in three of their great selection of colors: "Timeless," which looks like light mocha, "Heritage," a beautiful and bright shade of orange [this project begged for a pop of color!], and Carbon for the graphics.
Pop of Color

After two coats of "Timeless" dried (which was very quick), I marked three sections of stripes, one wide and two narrow ones.  I followed the lines across the top and down both sides of the unit.
I painted the wide center space with "Heritage" and then using the dry-brush method, lightly painted the two outer stripes.  I also used a wet paper towel to remove some more paint until I achieved the look I wanted.


And then came the fun part:  peeling away the tape. I achieve the crispest lines when the paint is still wet as long as the tape is lifted off slowly.

Ahhhhh...perfection.

Coffee Quote: Today’s To Do: 1. Get up 2....

THE STENCIL
After months and months of a love-hate relationship with my Silhouette Cameo, I finally mastered the art of creating a stencil.  I created an original "S.F. Coffee Roasting Company" logo. 

Voila!

I varnished the entire piece with Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish.  It went on smooth as silk and dried to a nice matte sheen.


THE HARDWARE
I scoured at least five stores for just the right hooks for my coffee bar.  I found the perfect ones on a ready-to-hang wood bar.  I unscrewed the hooks and re-attached them onto the top front of my coffee bar.  

I lined the shelves with bright orange paper, and added two long drawer pulls, which I found at Home Depot, to each side of the bar to hold dishtowels.  I got lucky with finding towels that coordinated perfectly with my coffee bar.


WELCOME 
to the
S.F. COFFEE Roasting Company


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26 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! It would be a great housewarming gift for someone special :)

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  2. that looks great, love what you did on the top.
    b

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  3. Pinned. LOVE the look. Great coffee centre and I love the stripes.

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  4. Doreen,

    I love the new look of this book case turned into a coffee bar! Great colors and the stencil is perfect. I use my Silhouette Portrait for stencils all the time. I've got lots of tips if you need 'em.

    catching you next week!
    gail

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  5. How creative and inviting! Looking forward to a great cup of coffee on my next visit.

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  6. What a clever and creative makeover. Love the stencil and the and the colors you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I needed this post! I work from home for a legal office, run two online businesses, blog, and will be back in graduate school come the Spring, and often times can just get away from me...so coffee is a must! Pinned! Have an awesome week!

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  8. The title of your post cracked me up! I bleed coffee! Gorgeous coffee bar! Love the bright colors.

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  9. WOW and WOW! I love this makeover project! I love me some coffee too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. Being a coffeeaholic, your fabulous coffee station caught my eye over at the Inspire Me Tuesday party. Love your coffee station and happy to find your blog!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  11. This is AWESOME! I love it. I can't get enough coffee. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. I definitely have to Feature your awesome coffee station in our next party.
    Hugs
    Angel
    TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. A great transformation.... it will be useful and attractive now. :)

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  13. Hi, I am Ada. I found you from a link-up. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS COFFEE STATION. It came out perfect. Thanks for sharing it, today. =)

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  14. That is precious! I would buy one of these...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop...such a fun post!

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  15. Brilliant! Coffee is one of my major food groups and LOVE what you did with this piece! Featuring when my party opens tonight.

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  16. I saw your coffee station featured at The Answer Is Chocolate and had to come tell you how much I love it! You did a great job. Love the orange!

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  17. This is such a creative hack for a basic bookcase! I love your coffee station idea, thanks for sharing it at #MerryMonday! Excited to see what you share next week!

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  18. Hi Doreen! You are my featured pick this week on Merry Monday! Remember to come link up tonight starting at 6pm! :)

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  19. Ohh soo fabulous
    BUT m lil space saving conscious
    it seems upper shelf is empty coz of hanging mugs
    love the strip art n ohh your towels r love

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  20. Ohh soo fabulous
    BUT m lil space saving conscious
    it seems upper shelf is empty coz of hanging mugs
    love the strip art n ohh your towels r love

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  21. I absolutely love everything about this fantastic makeover!!

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  22. I love this makeover with it's pop of bright orange and those hooks for the cups are perfect. Pinning

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun to make over! I appreciate your commenting.

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