Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Coffee Bar

I have always wanted a coffee bar.  I have admired the many pictures of coffee bars on Pinterest and other blogs and finally decided to create my own.  Here is a picture of the final project.

Here is how it started out.


I knew I wanted to paint a graphic of some sort on the top so I headed over to the Graphic Fairy blog and found this wonderful graphic. I enlarged it and traced it on the raw wood.

I had some old carbon paper that I used to trace the pattern on the wood.

I then painted the graphic a light gray color using teeny tiny brushes.  The smaller the brush tip the better for this part.

After the paint dried I stained the top using a dark walnut stain and finished it off with a matte polyurethane. 
I love how it turned out!Coffee anyone?

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  1. I Love it. You did a good job on the table.

  2. Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Ruth!
    Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
    So happy I came by today . . . Your coffee bar project turned out great! You make it look so easy :0)
    I love a good cup of coffee!
    Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday with your family and friends,

  3. Ruth, you did a splendid job on this dyi! WOW - just love it. May I please come over for coffee? : - )

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    PS I am your newest follower. : - )

  4. Wow! What a great job! Perfect and love all the baskets above it for the mugs and cannisters. Just adorable.

  5. Love it! The graphic makes it extra special. I thought I was the only one who uses old carbon paper :)

  6. This really did turn out great. Love the graphic! Thanks so much for sharing it with Share Your Cup. Happy to be a new follower.

  7. I love your coffee station - great way to repurpose a dresser. The mesh baskets above it is such a great idea too. I haven't tried painting a graphic first and then staining over top of it but in theory of course this should work! Love it and thanks for the tip! Definitely pinning this. Visiting from the Fabulously Creative Party :)
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  8. Your project turned out great!

  9. Ruth,
    This is just awesome. I love your coffee station. The dresser was a great idea and I love the graphics you chose. Very nice.

  10. Hi Ruth, Lovely transformation. This is a great project and I love the graphics you used. I am visiting from a referral from Pyrex Passion's blog. Now a new follower too. So nice to meet you.
    Celestina Marie Design from Southern DayDreams

  11. Where did you find the wire basket hanging on the wall?


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