One of the most used places in our home is the indoor coffee station. I created it a few years ago. At the time, it was just a simple set up on one of the counters in the kitchen.
I chose this spot because it’s really convenient given we keep all of the drinking glasses in the upper and lower cabinets. Also, this space has two drawers where we keep drink essentials and bar accessories – total bonus.
About a year later, I brought home this metal plant stand. I didn’t intend to use it as the indoor coffee station but once I realized it would help the kitchen look less cluttered, I was sold.
I wasn’t really sure how it would work out at the time but I can’t imagine our home without a coffee area now. I think every home should have one. It’s one of my favorite parts of the morning routine and something I look forward to every day.
Last summer, my mom helped me hang this watercolor over the indoor coffee station. It’s a treasured piece so we wanted to make sure we could enjoy it every day. What I didn’t foresee is that the steam from the coffee maker was slowly damaging the frame and causing condensation droplets to collect inside the picture. I know. I’m just glad we caught it in time.
I knew we were going to have to move the watercolor to another location but I had no idea what I wanted to hang in its place. I knew I wanted something that would be simple but would also be a statement piece. As soon as I saw this paper mache deer at Hobby Lobby, I knew I had found the perfect piece.
As luck would have it, I had a wooden shield painted black in my inventory stash.
Since paper mache is light, I nailed this sawtooth hanger to the back of the shield.
Any time you’re using super glue you’ll want to make sure that you’ve measured at least twice prior to securing an item in place. I used a piece of chalk to help me outline where I wanted the deer to be placed.
The interesting thing about super glue is that you want it to be enough glue to hold your item in place but not so much that the glue is seeping out everywhere. It always feels like a fine balance.
I would have left the deer in its natural brown paper state if we didn’t have all of the wood grain from the maple cabinets. It looked really nice with the kitchen walls painted with Valspar’s Cream in My Coffee. But in the end, it was just too much brown, so out came the white paint.
I also had this weathered frame in my inventory stash so I decided to bring in the color Silver Leaf that can be found in the pantry, the master bedroom, the refreshed laundry room and at the kitchen desk area. Painting the frame helped to tie all of the common elements together.
I never could have imagined a simple metal plant stand would change the way we enjoy our coffee in the morning. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on pieces you love and try it out.
You just might find that perfect combination that makes your heart sing.
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See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing my latest piece of painted furniture.