Gather the supplies for the DIY Coffee Station:
The supplies for this project are available at most craft stores.
Walnut Hollow Wood Pallet Tray – I used this specific tray because it fits both the KEURIG machine and the K Cup holder that I have (available at Target). You can use any wood tray but this one does a great job of keeping things compact and all in one spot. Check to see if your tray will fit your coffee accouterments before bothering with painting and decorating it.
Wood Tint – I used PLAID FolkArt Home Decor Wood Tint in Cascade (34857) to tint the wood. This gives it a softer, more earthy finish that acrylic paint. Imagine a stain but, it's not really a wood stain.
Varnish – You will definitely want to seal this project because it will get coffee, tea, hot cocoa, creamer, boogers, sugar, honey, and whatever else on it from your messy family. Let's face it: our families are messy. I used PLAID FolkArt Home Decor Varnish to seal this tray.
Sand Paper – Use the sand paper to smooth the wood before painting and to distress the wood after painting.
Acrylic Paint – I used acrylic paint for the stamped design and as an extra layer of distressing to make the paint look chippy, even though the finish is smooth. PLAID Multi-Surface Stain Acrylic paint in Titanium White (2938) is a staple in my craft room and I love to warm gray tones of Delta Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Stain Acrylic Paint in Shadow Gray (04037).
Foam Paint Brush – Cheap and easy for applying paint. That sounds bad… but its a good thing! LOL
Wood Block Stamps – these stamps are made for fabric printing but you can totally use them on other projects like this home decor piece. I used the PLAID Fabric Creations Block Printing Stamps in the Medium Aztec Tile Design and the Small Aztec Tile Design. I also used the Fabric Creations Sponge Cubes to apply the acrylic paint to the stamps while stamping.
Bristle Paint Brush – for the varnish. Some varnishes will melt foam paint brushes so use a bristle paint brush to apply the varnish.