"Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Cupholder

"Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Cupholder

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 10th 2016

Use Multi-Surface Acrylics to create a stained effect on a home décor piece.


    • sandpaper
    • soft cloth
    • pencil
    • small round brush
    • large flat brush
    • white transfer paper
    • wooden sign
    • cup hooks
    • small flat brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. If needed, sand the sign for a smooth finish. (The smoother the wood is, the better staining effect you achieve.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mix together brown and black to create a dark brown. Brush the mix onto one slat of the wooden sign at a time. Before the paint dries, wipe back the paint to reveal the wood grain. Repeat until the entire sign is covered.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Transfer the provided pattern onto the sign. Using a flat and a round brush, paint in the pattern using an off-white. Use a dry-brush technique to get the sunrays to fade.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Sand the sign surface lightly, concentrating on the text and sun painted white.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Screw cup hooks as desired into the bottom of the sign to hang coffee cups.
    10. Instruction #5


    Coffee Sign Pattern