This coffee bar sign DIY is a great addition to your breakfast nook or kitchen!
I didn’t spell cafe wrong. My wall art says “caffe'” which is the Italian word for “coffee”. I made this colorful faux tiled piece to decorate my coffee bar with! I combined beautiful unfinished wood tiles from Walnut Hollow with vivid colors to create a piece that makes a statement in more ways than one!
Coffee Bar Sign DIY Supplies
- Walnut Hollow Marrakesh Plaque
- Folk Art Stains
- Alphabet Stencil
- White Milk Paint
- Foam Pouncer
- Sanding Tool
Step one: Paint each of the tiles with the stain. This color is like a dye but is made for all kinds of surfaces in addition to fabric. Paint an even application of color, and let it dry. Repeat the process until you’ve achieved the desired color intensity.
Step two: Place the alphabet stencil over the tile. Use a foam pouncer to dab color onto the tile. Be sure to first dab the pouncer on a paper towel to remove the excess paint. The dye under the white paint seems to become liquid again with the wet paint and lightly tints the white color.
Step three: When the paint is dry, lightly sand the surface of the letters to distress it. Wipe off the dust.
You coffee bar sign DIY is now ready to be displayed! Attach a picture hanger to the back of each tile so they can be hung. I love that they fit together perfectly, just like tiles should! You can arrange them in multiple ways to create beautiful wall decor.
If you enjoyed this coffee themed project, check out my “I love you more than coffee” sign tutorial for another easy to make project.
I originally published this project on the Walnut Hollow blog as a member of their design team.