Saturday, April 10, 2010

Coffee Station Coaster

***  I've edited this to add that it is Sept, five months after I posted this, and this thing  is still kickin'!

We have a little corner on our kitchen counter that is dedicated to coffee.  Charles is a dedicated coffee drinker so we thought he needed his own coffee station.  As you can see, we have white builder-grade counter tops (sad, sad).  This means that the coffee station counter gets a lot of coffee stains.  I'm constantly having to bleach the counter to get it clean and then the next day... more coffee stains.  I made this to help fight the stains.

I bought a 12x12 ceramic tile and decoupaged some scrapbook paper to the top.  I did have to cut the paper down just a bit.  I used rubber bumpers on the bottom to keep the counter from getting scratched up.  Now when I get coffee stains, all I have to do is wipe the coaster off!

* Edited to add that you're going to have to let this cure for several days or else you'll have cups sticking to it.

** Edited again to add that if you're having a problem with mugs sticking, you can add a coat of polyurethane. 

Linking to:
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Creative Cats @ Poppies at Play
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple 
Get Your Craft On Thursday @ Life as Lori

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11 crafty peeps said:

  1. Oh I LOVE this idea! Just this morning I was making a mess on our counter tops with our coffee! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  2. You're clever - I like this and will probably hijack your idea!

  3. What a great way to solve the coffee stain problem and make it pretty too. Love it!

  4. This is a GREAT idea. I am off to copy this one. I use a small plate to hold my creamer and spoon, but his is sooooo much cuter!

  5. Great idea! Dropping by from BNOTP.

  6. I love this! I loved it so much I even showed my husband and HE loved it too! Great idea : )

  7. Great idea, and I love the paper that you chose! Visiting from T&J.

  8. I don't drink coffee, but I love this idea! Hey we all drink/eat at our desks, this could serve many purposes! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this idea! I have the same trouble with staining/bleaching/staining AGAIN/bleaching AGAIN. Brilliant! And cute to boot!

  10. So creative, and useful!