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Bookcase Turned Into a Coffee Station

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Bookcase Turned Into a Coffee Station
Bookcase Turned Into a Coffee Station
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Have a shabby old bookcase lying around? Learn how to refurbish it with this tutorial for a Bookcase Turned Into Coffee Station. Upcycle your old furniture into a personalized and useful coffee station. This tutorial will teach you how to paint the bookshelf and stencil in the pattern that you want; so, you can customize your coffee station to seamlessly match your existing home decor. Plus, this project is pretty easy to complete. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry in between steps! You'll love upgrading your old furniture into a fresh and functional piece of your own design.

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueRepurposing

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Americana Decor® Chalky Finish Paint [Carbon (ADC29), Heritage (ADC09), Timeless (ADC04)]
  • Americana Decor® Varnishes [Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)]
  • Americana® Decou-Page™ [Outdoor Decou-Page (DS117)]
  • Paper Towels
  • Ruler
  • Lint-Free Cloth
  • Painter's Tape
  • 2" Flat Brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Decorative Paper (For Shelves)
  • Coat Hooks
  • Stick (For Stirring)
  • Bookshelf (Flea Market Find)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Pencil
  • Electric Drill (and Bits)
  • Stencil (Of Choice)
  • Hanging Hooks
  • 1" Stencil Brush

Instructions

DIY Project Instructions

  1. (NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.) Thoroughly clean bookcase with damp cloth and let dry.

  2. Choose paint colors. Shake jars and stir paint before use.

  3. Paint two coats of Timeless to entire surface using 2" flat brush and let dry.

  4. To create stripes, apply painter's tape to surface, creating a 3" wide and two 1" wide narrow strips. Extend tape across top and down both sides of bookcase. Use a pencil and ruler to get straight lines, if needed.

  5. Paint inside narrow spaces using dry-brush technique with Heritage and gently wipe with a wet paper towel. While paint is still wet, slowly peel away painter's tape.

  6. Choose your favorite stencil or create a stencil and place on wood surface. Using up and down motion, paint graphics with a stencil brush, using Carbon. Slowly and carefully lift off stencil while paint is still wet.

  7. Apply varnish with 2" flat brush.

  8. Measure shelf dimensions and cut decorative shelf paper to fit. Apply a coat of Outdoor Decou-Page to surface and apply paper. Smooth out any wrinkles and apply another coat of Decou-Page to surface. While the piece is not going outside, it will protect it against any spills or condensation.

  9. Drill five holes in the front of the bookcase and attach long hooks. Add coffee accessories including mugs, dish towels, and coffee canisters.

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This is one of the most useful ideas I've seen for a dingy bookcase. My husband is not the neatest person in the world and this will most certainly "contain" his mess. The pictures were inspiring and I will be on the scout for a bookcase the next time I'm out shopping.

I have so many mugs, so this would be a great way to display them!

What a great idea! I would love to have a coffee station in my next apartment!

That is an amazing idea! I love coffee, so this would be great to have.

Love this! I would love to have my own coffee station in my apartment.

LOVE THIS! Now I just have to make it and figure out where to put it...

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