So, the world may be divided on the whole coffee versus tea debate, but we don’t discriminate here. I drink them both.
I drink several (read: more than 2, less than 5) mugs of coffee, per day, without fail. Summer, fall, winter, spring. Everyday.
Tea, on the other hand is usually more of a cold weather afternoon drink, but I’ve also been known to brew up a big batch of it and chill it in the fridge in the summertime.
The thing that unites them? The vessel. The mug. The coffee/tea mug.
Both tea and coffee go hand-in-hand with books, right?
Well, I have this great little room in my house, let’s call it a “nook”, and there are bookshelves full of books, a nice glider/rocking chair, and a blank wall. It’s the perfect room to sit and read while drinking a hot beverage of your choice.
And I happen to have purchased a coffee/tea inspired fabric months ago and had no plans for it, so when I saw this tutorial on Pinterest, I went for it.
I used this tutorial, which has great step-by-step instructions and photos (something I don’t have the patience to do….ever).
The gist is that you trace (I drew the mug freehand because I am talented like that) your pattern on a really big piece of paper, trace it onto a sheet of heat-n-bond, iron the Heat-n-Bond to your fabirc, cut it out, and then get this: YOU IRON IT TO THE WALL!!!
It felt a little weird, but basically, you just made yourself a giant wall sticker!
I haven’t tried to move it, but the original post says that they come off just like stickers. I’m a big fan of changing things up in my house, decor -wise (I think it’s part of that short attention span thing), so this is great!
And my fabric just so happened to be in colors that match the wall and those coffee prints I bought on a whim. It all looks so planned and perfect, but really? It just kind of happened.
Now, I just need to re-cover that chair. Sometime. Soon. And maybe fix that crooked lamp.
Baby steps, people. For now, I’m just going to sit down with a book and a mug and enjoy the silence and the words.
Now stop arguing over tea/coffee already, okay? Because whatever your poison, let’s just all agree that coffee AND tea both go down better with a side of cookies.
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this mug may be the solution to all of the world’s problems.
I am not asking if you prefer coffee OR tea. In fact, no question today. Go read. Drink your poison, whatever it may be.