Monday, August 8, 2011

Coffee Station and K-Cup Holder

I want to share one of my latest projects with you. I found this old wooden and glass box at a thrift store a month ago. It looked hand painted and as I started to take it apart I realized that the entire thing was handmade. I decided to give it a makeover and repurpose it's use for our house. I am not sure what it's original purpose was but it is now my K-Cup holder for my Keurig coffee maker!

 See the little pencil writing that marks the bottom of the case?
I started by painting it white, mainly to use as a primer but I also considered it as my final color as well...
I decided that it would look cute yellow so I did a yellow coat next...
But then the yellow was too bright for me so I took the white paint and started to smear it on top of the yellow. It made the yellow much lighter...
Then I used sandpaper to distress it a little bit...
I taped off the newly painted lid so that I could paint the glass with chalkboard paint to turn it into a chalkboard. I also lined the inside with sheets of cork (I had removed the red and white checkered paper and it was looking really unfinished on the inside!)
You can the see the inside lined with cork and filled with K Cups:
Here it is as part of our little coffee station:
I made it out to Pier1 to buy my little mug set and stand that was on my wishlist! You can see how the made my teapot art from an older post here!
I am really happy with how it turned out! I really liked the box before and thought it was a sweet little find but really want to turn it into a chalkboard topped box and the yellow was a perfect fit for our kitchen!


  1. Very cute transformation! I like your coffee station. Those mugs are to die for, might need to make a trip...

  2. What a nifty idea and I love your little station. Gosh, that tea pot artwork is adorable!

  3. How cute is that!! So creative!
    I'm hosting a link party today over @ For Mamas. I'd love it if you stopped by & linked up!