How I Doubled My Kitchen Counter Space... Thanks to a 2x4!
My kitchen is not large.
Which actually means, my kitchen phone station eats up a good portion of the counter that's much needed for other kitchen things.
Being that my day planner is a HUGE 3 RING BINDER, it was always buried under piles of riff raff. What a mess! Time to get organized...
So I set out to design something for the counter that could incorporate the binder, plus free up some valuable counter space back...
... all thanks to a 2x4! Here's what I did:
The top of the shelf was created with cut down 2x4s, attaching it with toe-nailed screwing (on an angle).
But if you have a proper jig for joining wood, that would would be epic!
For the legs, ¾" pipe fittings were screwed together, then attached with screws.
So fast and easy! And industrially cool too...
Next up was to design the little shelf with a cool coffee vibe!
Find this and other coffee-themed sign stencils HERE
Let's create a cool looking top!
this coffee stencil was positioned in the center of the shelf top, then stenciled in black paint for a super cool coffee crate vibe!
How to stencil:
- Load stencil brush with paint.
- Remove most paint onto a rag to create a dry-feeling brush.
- Tap or swirl brush on stencil image.
Perfect for a kitchen, don't you think? Or a coffee station... swoon!
Then a few funky details such as a handle and gate hinge (to mimic that this little shelf use to be a gate door of sorts) finished it off to perfect up-cycled style!
Let's put it to work now...
I'm so in LOVE with this rustic coffee shelf! It's got a cool industrial farmhouse vibe, don't you think? And easily doubled up my kitchen phone station space instantly!
AND I HAVE MY COUNTER SPACE BACK!
- National Brewers Coffee stencil (https://www.funkyjunksoldsignstencils.com/products/national-brewers-co)
- Stencil brush (craft store)
- Fusion Mineral Paint - Coal Black (website)
- 2x4s (hardware store)
- ¾" pipe fittings (hardware store)