Can you believe I didn’t drink coffee until a couple of years ago? I know I am definitely the odd one out. At that time I decided to experiment with it and hopefully like it because I figured billions of people all over the world can’t be wrong…right? Currently I am up to about 1/4 cup of coffee added to a large glass of milk and creamer. So I am working on it.
On the other hand my best friend loves coffee and she can’t seem to function without it. It is a running joke that she blames a lack of coffee quite often for being forgetful, distracted, tired, etc. Therefore I decided for one of her birthday gifts I would make her this cute little coffee sign for her kitchen. *This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
I think the sentiment is perfect and I love how it turned out!
TOOLS FOR COFFEE SIGN
- Old T-shirt or paint brush for stain
- Larger paint brush to paint center piece
- Small paint brush for lettering
SUPPLIES FOR COFFEE SIGN
- Liquid Nails adhesive for small projects
- Stain – Rust-oleum in Weathered Gray and Minwax in Special Walnut
- Paint – Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and Rich Black
- Stencil made with the Silhouette Cameo
CUTS FOR COFFEE SIGN
I was able to make this sign from a couple pieces of scrap wood. I used my Rockwell Bladerunner to do my rip cuts for the frame.
- 1 – 1 x 6 scrap – 10 1/2 inches long (center)
- Cedar fence post scrap 2 1/4 inches wide – 2 pieces cut at 3/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches and 2 pieces cut at 3/4 inch x 12 inches (frame)
Step 1) I stained the frame layering two different stains. The first layer was Rust-oleum in Weathered Gray and and the second layer was Minwax in Special Walnut. I applied the first color of stain with an old t-shift and wiped the stain off. Then I applied the second layer immediately and didn’t wait for the first color to dry. The second layer really helped to warm up the gray. I also painted the center piece with Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack. Step 2) Using liquid nails I glued the frame together. I started by gluing the small side frame pieces, clamped them in place while they dried. I repeated this step for the top and bottom frame pieces as well.Step 3) I created a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo, and painted the stencil using black chalk paint. I used a square to help with lining up the stencil.
LOVE IT? PIN IT!
Maybe by next year I will be up to 1/3 cup of coffee.