We love finding creative uses for common household items. Take coffee, for example. It’s delicious, and for many of us, it’s the fuel that keeps us going throughout a hectic day. And better yet? You can use it to stain wood like kitchen cabinets.
Using coffee as a wood stain will certainly smell better than your conventional options–and you won’t have to worry about harsh fumes, either.
1. You’ll want to pile your coffee grounds into a large French press or glass jar. Then pour hot water over the coffee and allow it to steep at least a few hours, but preferably overnight. Feel free to tweak your stain color–the more coffee you add, the darker it will be.
And keep this in mind – one gallon of coffee stain will cover about 100 square feet of cabinet or surface area.
2. Once the coffee is ready to apply, strain it so all of the grounds are removed. Remove your cabinets and lay them out on newspaper to protect the floor. You may want to coat the cabinets with a paint stripper to remove the current color. If you want to skip this step, make sure the cabinet surfaces are clean before you apply the stain.
3. Use a lint-free nylon rag soaked in stain to apply it in even strokes on the cabinet. Then you can gently wipe the stained area with a clean rug to remove excess stain. Once the stain has completely dried, apply a clear sealant to protect the cabinet’s surface.
What do you think of this project? Will you be whipping up a batch of coffee stain?
Coffee grounds are also great for gardening.