Perfect for your home decor is this BUT FIRST COFEE DIY sign which was a thrift store transformation.
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BUT FIRST COFFEE DIY SIGN
Wanna know what’s funny about this project? Neither The Mister or I drink coffee, but when I was thinking of an upcycle for this thrift store watermelon sign- a coffee cup is what came to mind.
This just might be gifted to someone down the road.
This little watermelon sign was a Goodwill 50% off find. It was a whopping – $1.50.
Coffee Sign Supplies
Now, you may not find a watermelon sign but just look around your local thrift store and you never know what you will find.
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- Orbital Sander
- Needle-nose Pliers
- Paper Towel
- Tac cloth
- Letter D, for handle
- Coping Saw
- Glue Gun
- White Pencil
- GOOD Eraser
- White Paint Pen
Coffee Sign Instructions
- First, with pliers, the wire was removed from each side.
- The crow was taken off with the screwdriver prying between the two pieces.
- The piece was then sanded, using an orbital sander, to get down to the wood. Note – A few spots of paint were left to provide a bit of rustic look to it.
- A tac cloth was used to remove any dust.
- With a paper towel, the stain was used all over the wood – let dry for at least 8 hours.
- Using an example of the writing desired, a white pencil was used to lightly free form the saying on the wood.
- Next, trace over the pencil using the paint pen. I’m, obviously, not a perfectionist so if you want perfect letters, you may want to use a stencil.
- Erased any extra marks.
- The D was cut, using a coping saw, to get the angle need for the handle.
- Where the handle would be glued on, the area was lightly sanded to get the glue to adhere.
- If desired, a picture hanger could be added to the back to hang on the wall or you can use the 3M Command Strips – Velcro.
And for those of you who enjoy your liquid hug in the morning, this sign can be perfect for any coffee station.
More Thrift Store Transformations
Finally, here are a few more projects we think you will enjoy:
- DIY Thrift Store Sign Makeover -Farmhouse Style
- A Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover
- Thrift Store DIY Farmhouse Round Shelf
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