Coffee Station Makeover

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Some or all of the hosts of the The Fab Furniture Fippin’ Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, D. Lawless Hardware, in order to complete their themed projects.  D. Lawless will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.

Welcome to another entry into the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.  I am really excited to be part of it again this month.

Cityscape Dresser Flip - www.michellejdesigns.com - A dresser for storage in the guest bedroom and created for the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

The theme for August is “Icing On The Cake” and the sponsor for this month is D. Lawless Hardware.

http://www.dlawlesshardware.com

When we talk about Icing on the Cake we mean all of the fun, fabulous hooks, knobs, drawer pulls and other hardware that make furniture pieces and cabinets unique and functional.   D. Lawless Hardware offers them all at very reasonable prices.  Be sure to check out their site.

I had fun ordering my hooks and pulls and was hoping the project would come together.  What do you think of my Coffee Station?

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Coffee Station Makeover

As I mentioned earlier this is part of the August Fab Furniture Flippin’ contest.

Two of our hosts for this contest are:

Michelle at Dandelion Patina – http://www.dandelionpatina.com/homework-room-cubby/ and

Evey at Evey’s Creations – http://sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com/2015/08/icing-on-cake-august-fffc-buffet-and.html

You can take a peek at their projects for the contest and look around their sites for a while by clicking on each of the links.  Such talent!

This is my coffee station makeover story…

When Brian was about 2 or 3 years old my mom, a major coffee drinker, started giving him tiny bits of coffee with large amounts of milk.  As he got older the milk was reduced and the coffee was increased.  To this day he is a coffee lover.

When he was home he always had access to the coffee maker although he preferred to have us make it for him. (What teenager wouldn’t, right?)

Last year he went to college and his brother bought him a coffee maker to have in his dorm room.  If you have kids in college or remember your college dorm room there isn’t a lot of counter space or desk space for a coffee maker.  He didn’t even set it up for a long time.  When he did it was awkward.  The only space he had was on his desk or by the sink where they shaved and brushed their teeth.

This year I thought I could make things a little easier for him by creating a small coffee station that he could have in his dorm that wouldn’t take up a lot of space.

I found this table at our local Horizons Second Hand Thrift store for $5 and knew it would be perfect.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Then I started gathering supplies:

Mugs – My mom and I found these at the Goodwill in Minneapolis for .99 each

Tins – Again from the Horizons Second Hand Store for .50 each

Sugar Shaker – This also came from the goodwill for $1.5o

Cork – Peggy gave me some cork placemats that she got at Ikea.  I am not sure of the price.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Paint – Brian said his favorite color was red so I purchased my favorite Americana Décor Chalk Paint in Rouge and the Light Satin Varnish in Carbon (black) and the Crème Wax to finish it off.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Mod Podge – I used this to adhere/decoupage the coffee graphic

Coffee Hooks – provided by D. Lawless Hardware

Drawer pulls – provided by D. Lawless Hardware

 

 


 

I could picture it in my head and I was hoping it would turn out just as I imagined…and it did!

I started by painting the table.  I used the red (rouge) on the top and the shelves and the carbon on the legs.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

I had an issue with the red paint and luckily it was on the underside of one of the shelves.  I am not sure what happened but I think there were two things.  First I did not wait long enough between coats and second I did not stir the rouge chalk paint enough.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

When I went back to it after a day of drying, it worked great.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

As these were drying I was spraying the tins with a white paint/primer from Valspar.  You all know how much I love the spray paint.

And I used the carbon light satin varnish to paint the lids of the tins.  This varnish was purchased by mistake.  I thought I was getting black chalk paint.  I wasn’t sure how it would work but it works just like the paint so that is how I used it.

I knew I wanted a fun graphic on the middle shelf because the mugs would be hanging from the fabulous hooks and there would not be enough room to really place anything on this shelf.

I created this “Coffee is always a good idea” print.  Brian thinks coffee is always a good idea so it was the perfect saying for his coffee station.  You can download this graphic for yourself here.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

I brushed on the Mod Podge in a large enough circle for the graphic.  Then I placed the paper down and brushed more Mod podge on top.  Then I just continued the Mod Podge on the entire shelf.  It turned out really nice.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

After the Mod Podge was dry I used the Crème Wax over the rest of the piece and buffed it with a soft cloth to a light sheen.

Then it was time to add the hardware.  I chose the Antique Iron Two Prong Scroll Hook.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

I needed the hook to be able to hang the mug from the underside of the top shelf so it had to have the right type of end that would hold the mug from a horizontal placement instead of the normal vertical placement for a coat.  These were perfect and I loved the look of them.  They are still on sale for $3.25 each.

Jeff helped me with the placement of the hooks.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

 

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

I used the red knobs on the black lids of the tin.  This gave them more of a canister look.  The knobs are Coca Cola Red Ceramic knob for .89 cents each.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

Nice right?  They matched perfectly with the paint and the mugs.

I found some chalkboard sticker labels at Hobby Lobby and used a chalkboard pen to write “Coffee” and “Filters”.  They turned out pretty good despite my horrible writing.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

The last thing we did (I say we, but Jeff took over this part for me) was to cut the cork and adhere it to the top of the table.  I thought this would protect the table top from the coffee pot.  He cut out two halves of the circle and used spray adhesive on the backs to adhere them to the table.  He did a perfect job , as always.  I used two coats of the crème wax on the cork to give it a seal so if coffee dripped it can be wiped off with a damp cloth.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

What do you think of the final product?  I am in love with it and am not sure I still want to give it to Brian.  I hope he likes it as well.  He moves into his dorm on August 20.  I will update the post with some new photos when he gets it set up.

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

 

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

 

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Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

 

Here is sort of a dorm setting!  Brian hasn’t sent me a photo yet!

Coffee Station Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - Thrift store pieces and some awesome hardware were the makings for this creative coffee station.

If you are interested in participating in the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest you can email:

Stacy at: info@anastasiavintage.com or

Evey at: info@eveyscreations.com

It is great fun and stretches my imagination.  This is my second month and I hope I get to participate next month as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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42 Comments

  1. Shirley Wood

    It’s perfect for those tiny dorm rooms. Love the colors, those hooks and everything about it! We’d love for you to stop by and share this with us at the Merry Monday party.

    10 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Shirley. I will check out the link party. I appreciate the invite!!

      10 . 08 . 2015
  2. Nancy Needham Janssen

    Two big thumbs up on this project, Michelle!

    10 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks so much Nancy. It did turn out really cute!

      10 . 08 . 2015
  3. Evey

    OMGOODNESS! I love this! Such a sweet piece!

    10 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Evey! It really did come together nicely! I am really happy with it. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

      10 . 08 . 2015
  4. Beverly

    This is a fabulous makeover! I love it. The red just pops. What a great transformation of thrift store items.

    10 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thank you Beverly! I am not usually a red person but my son said it was his favorite color so I went with it. I really do like the way it all came together!

      10 . 08 . 2015
  5. Susie Bentz

    That is so cute! It almost makes me wish I drank coffee! Perfect graphic!

    11 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Susie!! WHAT!?!? You don’t drink coffee?? Lol. Thanks for the nice comment. I appreciate it.

      11 . 08 . 2015
  6. Amanda @ Momily Homily

    This idea is so clever!! And I’m always looking for more space in the cabinets. I’m going to have to remember this one. Good to be co-hosting the #homemattersparty with you. Can’t believe the month is half over.

    15 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks! I really like the way it turned out!

      15 . 08 . 2015
  7. Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit

    Mmmmm…. Coffee….
    This turned out so great and practical. The cork pad on the top was such a good idea.
    We’re really enjoying co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you!

    16 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Me too! I am having a fun time co-hosting. Thanks for commenting on my coffee station. It was lots of fun to create.

      16 . 08 . 2015
  8. Melissa Vera

    This is such a cute idea. Who would have thought of an old knick knack shelf being made into a coffee station. Thank you for being a wonderful cohost on #HomeMattersParty.

    16 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Melissa! I am glad you like my coffee station. I am enjoying co-hosting for #HomeMattersParty. I have wanted to work with other bloggers for a while and I think this is the perfect way to start. I have met a lot of fun people…you included!

      16 . 08 . 2015
  9. Val

    Your coffee station remake was my favorite! So clever, and beautifully executed.

    16 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Wow! Thanks so much Val. That just made my whole day…no…my whole weekend! I appreciate it. It was really fun to do. My son just took it today for his dorm room. I have to say I was just a little bit sad. LOL!

      16 . 08 . 2015
  10. Shann Eva

    That looks awesome! I love your coffee table makeover. Thanks for sharing and thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    16 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Shann!! It was a great project. I am loving the co-hosting!

      17 . 08 . 2015
  11. Sarena @ Teal Inspiration

    What a transformation! It looks really cute. Great to be co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you again!

    17 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sarena. I really did have fun with this one!

      17 . 08 . 2015
  12. Alayna @AlaynasCreations

    Oh that’s a great idea – and it looks great all finished and set up. He’s going to be the best organized/most stylish coffee drinker in his entire college 😉

    I’m having fun co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you this month!

    17 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Alayna. I think you are right. He will be stylin’ the dorms. Lol!

      17 . 08 . 2015
  13. Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

    Having so much fun visiting everyone during our fab contest. Just have to tell you… I share the contest with the family and both my husband and son love this. They both pointed out this coffee station when I asked… besides me… what do you like? And they don’t even drink coffee. 🙂
    This is sa-weeeeet! Very clever and functional!!! Love it!

    21 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Wow! Tell your hubby and your son thanks so much! It was a fun project. I was sort of sad to give it to my son but he likes it. It is fun to see all the projects people do. I have not commented on everyone’s yet but I am making my way through them. Thanks for you kind words. You have made my day!

      22 . 08 . 2015
  14. Brenda Young

    Love this little space saver project! All the accessories and color choices superb – very pulled together with a retro vibe, And I do love vintage retro, sweet redo!

    22 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Brenda! That is so sweet! It really came together well. I even surprised myself! LOL

      22 . 08 . 2015
  15. Michelle James

    I am so in love with this Michelle! My daughter would love something like this for her dorm room. Her Keurig is on top of her microwave now & it’s just not working. I’m on the hunt for a thrift store table now!

    26 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Yay! She would love it. Brian even likes it. He is in an apartment now but I think he still uses it. So glad you are on the hunt now. LOL!

      27 . 03 . 2016
  16. Carolann

    You are so creative, Michelle. You have artistic vision and this is so adorable, I love it! I bet you get so much joy using it daily. Great work….as always!

    20 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks so much Carolann! This was really a fun one that Brian ended up actually using in his dorm room. He barely had room for it even! You know how those dorms are. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.

      22 . 05 . 2016
  17. Sue

    I am obsessed with your coffee station Michelle. It is so great. Target and the like should sell it in their college dorm supplies. Now I will look at tables like this in a new way.

    20 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Wow Sue! Wouldn’t that be great if Target took my idea and sold a product? Haha! We can wish and dream right? Thanks so much and I am glad you like it. Brian still uses it…sort of. He has it next to his bed but without the “coffee” part. He is now in an apartment. He still likes it though.

      22 . 05 . 2016
  18. leanne with divaofdiy.com

    Great idea! I love the color combination!

    20 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Leanne! I did that for Brian but it turned out pretty nice!

      21 . 02 . 2017
  19. Toni | Small Home Soul

    I love this idea, what a perfect coffee station. And those mug hooks are beautiful!

    20 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Toni. I love those hooks from D. Lawless and this is one of my favorite makeovers.

      21 . 02 . 2017
  20. Leanna

    This is absolutely perfect for the office. I use to work where they had the worst coffee in the world so I brought a thermos every day. This would have been a much nicer alternative. Great idea!

    21 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Would you put it right next to your desk? That is a great idea. I am so glad you like my little coffee station and thanks so much for stopping by!

      21 . 02 . 2017
  21. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    What a brilliant idea Michelle! I love it!! My hubby would love this in his office!!

    22 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks. You better get making him one then huh? LOL! Brian used it for a while in his dorm room and now it it home with me. Although college kids aren’t so great with cups and mugs so you can imagine what happened there. Oh well. That is an easy replace! We still love it though!

      22 . 02 . 2017

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