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Small toolbox into coffee station

Remember the cute little toolbox I found at GW?

I decided to use it to put my coffee, sugar packets, etc. in. Of course, it needed a paint job so I painted it with a base coat of white then pulled out one of my nifty little cans of sample paint ( yay, I'm getting to use them up!), made up a batch of homemade chalk paint, and painted all over.

Next, I found a coffee label online and transferred it onto the side and using a sharpie, went over and outlined the design. Of course, I had to sand it to give it a distressed look. Here's how it turned out:

I think it's cute how the steam swirls make a heart!

I then placed it on the counter with a red tray in front:

Played around with the arrangement of items and came up with this:

 Yes, we have 2 coffee makers - a regular drip maker and a Keurig...I like coffee, in case you couldn't tell. :) The plate hides all the cords.

I found these cute, galvanized miniature buckets at Wal-Mart so I bought 2 for the sugar and sweetener packets. One happens to be down in the toolbox so there's only one on the tray.

Cute, huh? A little shiny though...not sure if I like it or not.
miniature galvanized bucket
I really like having all the coffee stuff corralled and I think it's a good use for my cute little toolbox!
On a different note, I finally took pictures of the coffee cup lamp in the dining/breakfast room.( Ok, so we only have one dining area, so technically it's just the dining room!) Since it's right next to the kitchen and now coffee counter, I think it ties in nicely.

I really need to do something with that cord! ( Funny how pictures show things you don't notice otherwise!) This still makes me smile. Just perfect for this corner.

So if you're ever nearby, stop in and I'll brew up some fresh coffee. We'll sit and visit over a cup or two.

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  1. Cute coffee display. I want a Keurig for Christmas...I also want a new computer, a new camera - we'll see what Santa brings me.

  2. Thanks Holly! I hope Santa brings you what you want! :)

  3. Such a neat idea and looks to cute with all your coffee things! I also think the stand that your coffee lamp is on is cute too!
    Thanks for stopping by, loved having you:)


    1. Thanks, Rondell! Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting too! Have a great week!

  4. Cute idea. I love the way you painted the tool box and the coffee label is great. Is the coffee ready yet?
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Aren't comments encouraging? Love your blog.

    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, come on over! :)
      And I do find all the comments to be very encouraging! Everyone is so nice. Hope you have a fantastic week!

  5. I love that coffee tool box!...What a great idea!...Love the coffee cup lamp too!...I love everything coffee...I will drink a full pot before 10 a.m. and have devoted my butlers pantry as a shrine to coffee!!!...

    1. Thanks Shirley! Oooo! I'd love to have a butler's pantry. I bet yours is as cute as can be! Do you have a post on it? I'll have to pop over and look.

  6. LOVE it. That is the perfect design for the tool box. What a great station. So glad I inspired you to create your own. :)

    1. Yep, that you did! Yours is so cute, just had to have one of my own! :)

  7. This is so cute, what a great idea. You did a wonderful job with the labeling.


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