Space-Saving Mini Coffee Bar Sign and Organizer

Create a space-saving mini coffee bar right in your small home or apartment with this easy and chic DIY coffee bar sign and organizer.

How are you guys, hope you’re doing well. If you haven’t heard of me before, my name is Bettina (Betty) and I’m the writer/DIYer behind Oh Everything Handmade. So, today I’ll be sharing a quick tutorial for my Small Apartment Coffee Bar Sign – with organizing hooks. This wooden sign came to life while I was brainstorming for a DIY to organize a coffee bar/station, to help along those of you that want a coffee bar BUT really don’t have much space for it! 

So, today I’ll be sharing a quick tutorial for my Small Apartment Coffee Bar Sign – with organizing hooks. This wooden sign came to life while I was brainstorming for a DIY to organize a coffee bar/station, which was intended to help along those of you that want a coffee bar BUT really don’t have much space for it! 

I recently added a coffee bar to my own apartment and love it.

Small Apartment Coffee Bar Sign – with organizing hooks

Material needed:

  • 1 – 1/2 thick plywood – 12″ x 34″
  • 1 – 3/4in. x 1in. x 8ft board – for the frame
  • White milk paint
  • Stain for the frame
  • Matte vinyl & Transfer Paper
  • Silhouette cutting machine
  • Hooks
  • Wire basket
  • Nails & Hammer
  • Gorilla glue
  • Clamps (optional)
  • Project template (linked below)

Coffee Bar Sign via OhEverythingHandmade - prepare the playwood

Painting the surface

Before I started painting the plywood, I made sure it had no splinters sticking up or rough spots. You can use a 200 grit sand paper to remove any imperfections.

Clean the surface with a damp towel and let it dry off for a minute while you mix the milk paint. There are a few different milk paint retailers on the web, but my current favorite is the Miss Mustard seed’s milk paint.

I used 3 coats of the Ironstone Milk paint powder/water mixture for this project. And gave it a quick sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper once everything was dry.

Coffee Bar Sign via OhEverythingHandmade - the vinyl cutout

Cutting the vinyl

To cut the vinyl you can use a Silhouette or Cricut, you can find this projects downloadable template at the bottom.

Adjust the size to fit your projects width and length and start cutting.

Coffee Bar Sign via OhEverythingHandmade - Applying vinyl and hooks

How to assemble?

I transferred the cut-out vinyl onto transfer paper and transfer the banner and quote to the painted plywood. Then I took some measurements and marked the board where the writing was being placed. 

Add Hooks 

To make this wooden sign affordable and to organize cups and condiments, I used Dollar store/Daiso finds like; hooks & a wire basket. These hooks came with screws and were easy to attach.

Make the frame

To make the frame, I measured the plywood and cut the frame board to fit around the sign. Then I sanded the edges to remove any splinters, and stained the boards. Once they dried, I glued the frame to the sign and nailed them in place. You can use clamps to avoid the boards from sliding abound.

Create a space-saving mini coffee bar right in your small home or apartment with this easy and chic DIY coffee bar sign and organizer.

Coffee Bar Sign via OhEverythingHandmade - Finished project1

Love how it turned out, and I think it’s such a great way to organize a coffee bar/station. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, please share it with friends and family.  

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Create a space-saving mini coffee bar right in your small home or apartment with this easy and chic DIY coffee bar sign and organizer.

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More smart coffee bar ideas:

Store tea bags and drinks in a dresser-turned-buffet drawer like this smart coffee bar

use drawers to organize tea or other drinks in a self-serve coffee bar for guests

or try one of these 13 clever ideas for home coffee bars:

13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar via tipsaholic.com

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