Hey there bloggy friends, it’s been a bit of a long break around here! It wasn’t totally intentional, but once August came around, summer hit me fast and hard and I suddenly found a lot of other things to do besides blogging. I missed you, but I hope you found a few other things on the internet to entertain you…
* do you have a coffee station yet? *
Anyway I’m easing back in this week with something pretty simple and fun with great results. Pretty typical around here. Using a free printable to make coffee station art. The title already has three of my favourite words… free, coffee and art… so already you know this is going to be a good one.
* you need a coffee station *
Most things creative start with a dose of inspiration, and this is no exception.
I came across this free printable from Dawn Nicole in my Pinterest feed and it was probably the funniest and truest phrase I read all week. Don’t you just love it too?
UPDATE: This printable is no longer available. Linking to a similar one on the same site here, and a few other fun ones here, here, and here.
I immediately printed it off and propped near my coffee station, thinking that I needed to add it to the space permanently somehow.
* it’s cute, right? *
Not having time for a big project, this is what I decided to do. I clipped it to a plain office supply clipboard (in the same way as the calendar in my Front Entry Gallery Wall). But because I was feeling a little more glam than the basic clipboard, I remembered that I had a can of gold spray paint from my swag bag at Blogpodium last year. I quickly covered up the main clipboard with newspaper and painter’s tape so that only the clip was exposed. A few light coats of spray paint gave perfect coverage. The paint dries almost immediately, so I did three coats in less than ten minutes. Five minutes later the the clip was dry to the touch and I could remove the newspaper and tape and clip the printable in. Five minutes. Fastest upgrade ever.
* buy yourself some glam spray paint *
Then to add my own personal touch (as I do) I added a coffee cup ring to the bottom corner of the printable. It just seemed like the right thing to do :)
* coffee ring *
The clipboard is so light that a small finishing nail is all it needs to hang it up. The whole project took me about half an hour from Pinterest to hanging art.
* sideboard for morning rush hour *
(If you’re newer here and you’re interested, the coffee station and toaster station have been blogged before here and here.)
And if you love free printables as much as I do for a quick dose of inspiration or humour, or easy ways to switch up your artwork, then be sure to follow my Free Printables Pinterest board. That’s where you’ll find the one I used here as well.
* pin me *
Thanks for bearing with my long absence and coming back to read. Here’s hoping those big cups of coffee will keep us all productive as we head into fall, right?