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« on: January 03, 2012 07:09:07 PM »

Hello everybody. I was wondering if you could help me with some inexpensive DIY projects for my kitchen in a cafe'/ coffee shop theme. I found these great Sanka coffee cans at my husband's grandmother's house and I received a painted canvas with coffee cups on them. Here are picture's of the cans:

I read about the company and found out that Sanka made heraldic picture albums. I'm not sure what for but here are a few of them that I found.

I also found some images of some advertising for Sanka coffee from the 1960's (I think) and I may get a friend to paint them for me. I'm not a painter. I have tried, but just don't have the skills.

I have a long kitchen with not much wall space. What little wall I do have has funky brown paneling on it that I can't paint. On one wall I have a large cabinet area that have no doors so I was thinking about painting the back of them blue. There was a sliding glass door in one end but now it's a door and a large window to see out of. I also have a large window where the sink is.
I'd like to have anything/ everything done centered around these coffee cans because I think they are AWESOME.
Can anyone give me any frugal decorating tips, or tutorials? Thanks so much for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 09:26:17 AM »

Wow... no one can help me? Really? I guess I might be on my own. Thanks anyway.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012 04:10:13 PM »

Hey Justkat!  Sorry about that! Sad

What about the "soft" items?  Curtains, rugs, dishtowels, ovenmitts?  You could color-coordinate or possibly even print out some of the heraldic elements or old ads onto dishtowels?

You could also frame a few of the Sanka heraldic things and put them up if you could print them out? 
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