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An easy and quick Self Service Sign to make yourself, which will add a bit of color (and humor?) to a boring coffee or drink station

An easy and quick Self Service Sign to make yourself, which will add a bit of color (and humor?) to a boring coffee or drink station

Apologies for the bad photo of the Self Service Sign ! it is situated in an awkward corner, below some cupboards as you’ll see in a photo further down.

It seems I share little pieces of the kitchen’s progress with you as we go along! Must say, we are almost done and then I can share a whole picture (or I should say pictures) with you.

The kitchen’s main colors are White, Black and Grey, but I want some bright colors here and there.

This is only the first piece. And yes, I agree, not much color but hopefully once I add all the other little bits it will “pull” itself together.

I used an old frame which used to hang in my late Dad’s lounge. The alphabet letters I found at Creative Clown’s.

And I Immediately fell in love with these cuties and it took me a while to decide how and where I wanted to use them.

What I used to make a Self Service Sign :

My Dad’s old frame – and some Black Spray Paint.

Self Service Sign - supplies

After I sprayed the frame black, I lightly sanded it randomly. Just to give it a little bit of a used look.

Self Service Sign - frame

Once I had the sanding down done, I gave the frame a final cover coat (clear).

Self Service Sign - Spraypaint

Self Service Sign

Self Service Sign - letters

How I made the Self Service Sign :

  • In between the spraying and drying, I did the letters which I had cut out. Mostly using scissors, but also my trusty craft knife for all the little nooks and roundings.
  • The black back ground carton was in the frame from my Dad. I decided to stick the letters straight onto the black and then added a white border.
  • As this goes into a frame with a glass front, I did not bother to use mod podge. Also, with little things like this, I get bored very quickly and might want to change it in a few months time!
  • I have put in the final “Self Service Only” piece just to remind everyone they won’t get any refreshments unless they make it themselves ! (It is meant to look like an afterthought).

A Slightly bigger photo of the area where it is hanging.

An easy and quick Self Service Sign to make yourself, which will add a bit of color (and humor?) to a boring coffee or drink station

To the left is the juicer and to the right the kettle, coffee maker, cups and (not in photo) canisters containing coffee, tea and sugar.

I think you’re starting to get an idea of my PLANS for the kitchen.. not yet? Ok, maybe another piece will be done tomorrow which I can share with you !

See more crafty ideas in our DIY/CRAFTS tab !

LINDA

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The Mandatory Mooch

Wednesday 5th of September 2012

Cute idea!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

Thanks, Nichi

With A Blast

Tuesday 4th of September 2012

Thanks Jamie! See you at the party tomorrow - hope you have a great day,Linda

Simoney

Sunday 2nd of September 2012

Nice job on the sign - :)

With A Blast

Sunday 2nd of September 2012

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Simoney - have a lovely day!Linda

Nicole at Doodles and Stitches

Saturday 1st of September 2012

Cool Sign! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah @ Becoming Martha

Saturday 1st of September 2012

Neat idea :) Thanks for linking it up to the Keep Calm & Link Up party - see you again next week :)

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