As the holidays approach, I need to start thinking about all the guests I’ll be hosting for Thanksgiving. It’s the only holiday at our house, so I like to make sure it’s not only welcoming, but also efficient. A house with over 20 people in it can get a little chaotic. Since we love coffee (with all that Thanksgiving pie), I decided to make a coffee station. My Lowes challenge this month included getting ready for guests, and this certainly does the trick!
My inspiration for this project was a peel and stick backsplash tile that’s stainless steel. Uhhh yeah…peel. And stick. Sold! Not only is it easy and sleek, but it matches our appliances. It had to be done.
I basically built the tray around the 12×12 tile. I didn’t worry about mitering corners. I just measured out the sides from some scrap wood (from Lowes, of course), and finish nailed them to the base of the tray. I stained it with some Dark Walnut stain to match the dark tones in our floors.
To give it a little more of a tray vibe, I glued these little stainless hole plugs to the bottom. This way, the wood won’t scratch along on my countertops, and it looks more finished. I initially purchased some handles for either side of the tray, but I found I liked it without. Call me crazy.
To keep the look cohesive, I spray painted some terra cotta pots from the gardening section for spoons, sugar, and a little accent plant. I filled the spoon pot with coffee beans to help the utensils stand more upright. Aaaaand they’re coffee beans. Get it?
An assortment of K-cups (yup–Lowes carries those too!) for my guests to choose from finishes it off. I love the look, and I love the purpose it serves! Bring on Thanksgiving! I wonder if Lowes carries turkey and stuffing…
Disclaimer: As a member of the Lowes Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers network, I received gift cards to assist with this project. However, the thoughts, opinions, and ideas are all my own.