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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I varnished the entire piece with Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish. It went on smooth as silk and dried to a nice matte sheen.
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.
S.F. COFFEE Roasting Company
Disclosure: I was provided product from DecoArt but all opinions and ideas are my own.
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