Jul 10, 2012

The Coffee Bar - Take 2

Do you remember when I posted about our coffee bar a while back? Well, I just changed it up a little bit and I thought I would share. That's one thing I love about having a house that is pretty much "done" - you get to re-do and rearrange. When you first move in, your just desperate to make your home look livable, you know? Now I just kind of get to have fun! Anyway, on to the good stuff.

So the coffee bar originally looked like this:




Definitely a good thing, I just thought it needed a little "sprucing." So here is the "new" coffee bar:















One thing I did was change out the artwork. It used to look like this:


These came in a set as a wedding gift - I believe we registered for them from Bed Bath & Beyond. After having them for three years we were kind of over them. I didn't want to spend any money so I painted the frames with gold spray paint and added some free artwork:


Left print from here, I made the middle print and the one one on the right is from the Graphics Fairy.

I also just rearranged the shelves by adding and subtracting a few things. It's obviously not a huge change, but I definitely like the new look.

















Source List
  • Dresser: IKEA Edland (with a coat of polyurethane on top) *sadly this dresser is discontinued :(
  • Coffee Maker: Cuisinart
  • Coffee Grinder: Cuisinart
  • Espresso Machine: Breville 
  • Shelves & Brackets: Lowe's (shelves painted to match the dresser)
  • Large "S" and "vintage" grinder: Hobby Lobby
  • Blue container holding tea: Anthropologie
  • Glass bottles holding coffee beans: favors from a friend's wedding
What do you think? Does anyone else have a coffee bar? Does anyone love to arrange and re-arrange things as much as I do?

30 comments:

  1. I miss our coffee bar! We just don't have a place to put on in our current house. I love the makeover!

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  2. I don't have one, but what a cute idea! Everything in one convenient spot....makes me want a cup now :)

    Found your blog at Between Naps on the Porch...I'm a new follower :)

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  3. I love this!!! I have a quasi-bar thing going on right now with wine...I'm gonna have to swap this idea I think!!! Super cute.

    ~ Lo

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  4. This looks like the beginning of the coffee roaster/tea house/brewery/cigar lounge project Eric and I have been working on since college.

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    1. Hahaha, so true. You've got to start somewhere, right?

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    I had to switch from coffee, but I have a 'tea bar' so to speak. lol!
    <3 Christina

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  6. Any chance you could find out where those glass jars came from? We need some EXACTLY like that for our wedding favors!!! :)

    Sincerely,
    Hopeful

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    1. Good news - I checked into it and the little jars were originally purchased from Hobby Lobby! I hope that helps :)

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  7. I love love love this. We are buying a house and I cannot wait to incorporate this idea into our new kitchen! I am pinning this for later, lady! :)

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  8. I love this! What hooks did you use? I bought some but they didn't hook enough to hold a coffee cup. Thanks!!

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    1. Good question - the ones I bought are from Wal-Mart (Bulldog Hardware is the brand). They are 1-1/4" size. They work well, but we do have a few mugs that have chunkier handles that the hooks don't hold. If you have a lot of mugs that have thick handles, you might look and see if they have a larger size. I think I remember seeing a bigger size at Wal-Mart.

      I hope that helps!

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  9. I'm working on this project right now! I found a dresser on the sidewalk. Painted a glossy gray. Bright pink drawers. Missing drawers so my husband is cutting wood for shelves. I broke a mirror for the top. Just need to apply poly and choose feet color. I am moving 2 coffee pots and a iced tea maker along with teapots, French press and lots of teas n coffee. My kids do hot chocolate. So I'll be needing the drawer space.

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    1. Wow, Erica that sounds awesome! When you finish it, you should email me a picture - I would love to see it!

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  10. This is adorable! I would love to set up a coffee bar in our kitchen...you've inspired me!

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  11. This is awesome and an answer to my small kitchen with limited counter space. We will be checking out some second hand stores for a dresser will send u pics when we r done

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    1. I would LOVE to see some pictures! Send them my way when you're done!

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  12. LOVE THIS!!!!! I am a coffee junkie! This is a great idea!

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  13. I love love LOOOOVE your coffee bar!! I actually found it on Pinterest, which brought me here, to your home stomping ground. :-) I love your coffee bar idea so much, my boyfriend and I are going to start putting one together in OUR kitchen this weekend!

    I love your idea for the hooks for the mugs, underneath the shelves. Can I ask how you did that? What did you use, and where did you drill them (into the shelves, the wall, etc.)? I'm kinda new on the whole home improvement thing.

    Thanks so much for your help ... and for the awesome idea!

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    1. Great question! The shelves are thin pieces of wood and the hooks just screw in - no drill needed. You basically just press them into the wood and turn them until they are all the way screwed in. It's really simple! Oh, and I would advise to do that before you hang the shelves - it makes it a lot easier!

      I hope that makes sense - feel free to let me know if I can explain more! Oh, and the link to the hooks we used is below:

      Mug Hooks

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    2. Thank you so much, Ashley. That really helps. We'll be visiting Lowe's this weekend! Yay! I appreciate your response and advice. :-)

      --Shari

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  14. What color are the shelves and dresser? I love it!

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    1. I wish I knew :( The dresser is from IKEA so I guess it could be a similar color to other gray items from IKEA... we had the shelves custom matched to the dresser and we don't have that paint anymore so I'm just not sure. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

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  15. I love this idea! I have tried to re-create something similar with what I already have at home. I don't, however, have shelves. I went to Lowes and they did not have anything that looked similar. Are these shelves solid wood? The only ones I found were like laminate and did not have curved edges :( I've made due until I can find some good shelves, but not enough space for my little mugs yet :)

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    1. Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you asked! I actually bought the shelves about 5 years ago at Lowe's, so I'm not surprised that they don't still have them :( We did buy the shelves and brackets separately, so you might be able to create something similar if you can find brackets from one place and the shelves from another. Any kind of small shelves would work - they don't necessarily have to have the curved edges, just a flat bottom to screw the hooks into. However, if you are looking for some with curved edges you might also look at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Target or Hobby Lobby. Best of luck! Oh and I would love to see it once you're done!

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  16. I love this idea. I went to a flea market this weekend and purchased the cabinet and hardware to make mine. My birthday is Friday and this is Happy Birthday to me!

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  17. I love this!!! I tried setting up a coffee bar using a cute dresser that is used for extra storage (like tablecloths, etc) and within the evening my toddler pulled the coffeepot down and broke it... I didn't realize he could reach it. So I would definitely need something taller to try again! :D

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  18. I was just looking at a friend's/coworker's Pinterest boards, and she pinned a picture of your coffee bar. Small world!

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  19. what??! this is adorable! I love the idea of a "coffee bar" in my home (one day!) really impressed how you took the outdated artwork and updated it with a little paint and some new pictures!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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