Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Coffee Corner and passing on a giveaway!

I LOVE Coffee!!! My friends and family know how much I LOVE coffee…fresh ground, fairly strong coffee with just the right amount of cream (half and half) and sugar! My sister in law  gave me a little sign in the picture below that says “Give me the coffee and no one gets hurt!” So my coffee grinder and coffee pot are the most used appliances in my house…my husband and son drink coffee too! :) Since we use everything several times a day, it stays out on the counter. I like to have everything within reach but was getting tired of how messy my coffee corner looked most of the time. So I started keeping my eye out for containers that would be easy to open and close and look good too. *I’m going to interrupt myself here to say that I FINALLY remembered to take BEFORE pictures and had everything laid out in steps with good pics and I let my son DELETE them….GGGRRRRR..So I am restaging the best I can!*Here is  the lineup:
First, I found the smaller jars like the one on the left at Dollar tree and the larger one on the right at Dollar General. Then at CVS, I found on clearance for .75 a very wide mouth but plastic Rubbermaid  jar that could hold my coffee filters. That was my most difficult find, something with a wide enough mouth that wasn’t a HUGE container. I didn’t have two of them so you don’t get to see a “before” of that one.   I liked the style of the jars, but not the white lids…enter MR. ORB…and his very helpful friend Rustoleum Plastic Primer! I coated the white plastic lids with two very light coats of the primer and then two coats of the Oil Rubbed Bronze. I was skeptical, cause I’ve never gotten any paint to stick to plastic, but this stuff did!
Did you see the old metal tray behind the jars and paint? He got a couple of coats of ORB too! I love that stuff! Then I let everything dry for several days, because it will be handled ALOT! Tonight, I put it all together:
OOPS! I almost forgot about the labels! I have another new best friend…my Craft ROBO 103_5378
vinyl cutter. It’s like a Cricut, but you don’t need cartridges and it hooks up to your computer. Lots of fun! I made a labels  from black self-adhesive vinyl for each jar: Coffee, Filters, Sugar and Creamer. This is the first project that I have done with the ROBO, but I think we are going to become good friends!
Everything fits together with my grinder on the metal tray! I like the way it looks all neat and tidy!
I’m going to share this over at:
She is starting a new weekly linky party “Spotlight Yourself”!
And she’s kicking it off with a great Jewelry giveaway! Go check it out!

Her It's so Very Creative Monday is a Blog Hop this week!

I am also sharing  at these fun spots:

The Persimmon Porch

Transformation Thursday

Get your craft on Thurs.

Taking life one cup at a time, good night!


  1. Sharon, I love what you did.. You are so smart... loved this...

  2. I love this idea! So creative and my kind of thing! Love me some coffee. Drinking some now! Be blessed. cindy

  3. Hi, I love your project and your new toy ! I'm stopping by from Cheri's party.

  4. Looks wonderful! I'm inspired by you :o)

  5. Stopping by a bit late from Follow Me Friday at Trendy Treehouse. I'm now following your blog! Hope you can come by and follow me back. :)

    I have a couple giveaways going on right now - one is for a $10 shopping spree at the Sweet as Pie Creations Etsy shop, and the other is for a handmade greeting card, a $5 Starbucks gift card, and a surprise! I hope you'll come enter! :)

    Your coffee corner looks awesome! I wish I were that organized. :D

  6. I know I already told you that I love your new coffee corner, but now that I've seen the before pics I'm really impressed! What a transformation!

  7. Great idea! It looks wonderful!

    I am now officially a follower. :)

  8. Cute! I saw your Coffee Corner on Made It Monday. Check out my blog if you want :)

  9. I love this!

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

  10. looks great! I need to come enjoy a cup of coffee from your "new corner" :)

  11. A great way to organize! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  12. Do I get a prize for being your 12th comment on this post?

    Wow, awesome coffee corner.

  13. Well Milk Maid, as a matter of fact, you DO get a prize for being you AND being the 12th comment! :) It may look suspiciously like a cloche on a black pedestal...

  14. ohmyword! awesome!! really need to set me up one of these.

    seriously have not heard of your new toy! thanks SO much for sharing. I would love to get a Cricut but they are SO expensive and then you have to buy all the other stuff to go along with it.

  15. You are one crafty lady!! I love this as well..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  16. LOVE the coffee corner!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up!

  17. I love this project so you are in the spotlight on my blog.

  18. What a cute idea. I love the letters and the jars you chose.

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride! Hope to see you back next week! I've also added your button to my blog rol..

  19. What a great idea!!! Now I know what to do with my coffee area! Thanks so much! Off to the Dollar store I go!! la la la


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