Coffee crate lid sign – coffee station
Are you sick of the topic ‘coffee’ on my blog yet? I hope not, because new coffee-themed ideas keep pouring out of my coffee lovin’ brain!
This little reclaimed wood sign wearing the National Brewers coffee stencil resembles a coffee crate lid, don’t you think? It makes the perfect, compact coffee station and couldn’t be easier to make!
This one all started with a theme. I mean… other than coffee…
Three fence planks were cut to desired length, then secured from behind with two boards, allowing intentional gaps for the S hooks.
That’s kinda it!
If you want to use S-hooks to hang coffee mugs, you’ll need the support boards attached on the back, so the sign is pushed away from the wall a little.
How to get an authentic old look:
So… what’s the secret to a successful looking authentic sign that you’ve actually made new?
I think it’s using old stuff… and the hinge placement.
If you place hardware in authentic spots, your reproductions stand a better chance at passing for the real thing.
Much like the last coffee sign, inexpensive rusty S-hooks did the trick for hanging the coffee cups.
S-hooks are MUCH cheaper than real hooks too!
The hinges along the top of the sign also give you something to hang the sign with.
Pretty cute, isn’t it?
Gotta love a simple S-hook.
I love junk that can be anything. 🙂
This makes me want to redo my entire kitchen in a scrap happy fashion. I love the feel of all this.
Can you see it? Patchwork quilt cabinets with wood countertops… and lots of hanging where upper cabinets would normally go. Hmm…
I dunno. Do you think I’d regret a redo to this extent? Can one tire of such an eclectic look for the long term? Hard to say.
improve my building decide… I’ll just keep making coffee signs for practice I suppose.
Looks like I’m off to a good start!
Visit the stencil store HERE.
Check out more old sign stencil projects HERE.