Friday, August 2, 2013

DIY Coffee Bar

Eeeeee!!!!  This project has made me so excited, my own coffee bar!!!  My husband and I both love coffee.  He typically has a cup in the morning before work and I like my coffee in the afternoon.  I use it as my "Me Time" .  It motivates me to get everything done so I can sit and drink a cup of coffee in the afternoon. We have been working on updating our kitchen.  One of the things we added was a full coffee bar.  We love it!  The kids will also enjoy using it for hot chocolate and apple cider when our weather cools off.  Where we live, cold weather lasts a whole whopping 6 weeks in January and February!  We drink a lot of hot chocolate and apple cider during those 6 weeks. :) We have finally finished the bar so I will let you take a peek.

We have dark grey walls in our home with white twin.  That is why we chose a turquoise paint color for the antique window frame.  My husband removed the glass from the frame, spray painted and distressed the word, then added chicken wire to the back of the frame (for texture).  

We added "glass" knobs to the bottom of the frame to hold coffee mugs.  I found this tiny cake plate at Hobby Lobby.  It is perfect for muffins or biscotti.  The chalk board was my great grandmother's which she used in school.  The white candy dish is my mother's.  I love it because I remember it always being stocked with chocolate or mints when I was a child.

The mason jars for coffee storage was my husband's idea.  It is hard to tell in the picture, but the mason jars are really large.  They were given to him by one of his older customers at the meat market (she loves to can vegetables, etc.). 

In this picture, you can really see the detail of the burlap table cover.  It is old fashion coffee pots, really cute.  We had a piece of glass cut to fit perfectly over the burlap and table.

In each section of the frame, we displayed old family items.  This is a hankie made by my great grandmother.  

These are spoons which were brought over from Scotland by my great-great grandparents when they moved to the United States.  The doily was also made by my great grandmother.

I love, love, love this addition to our kitchen!!!

The best part...the coffee is always fresh!



  1. What a great use for the window frame! Love what you did! I would love to have you share this and anything else at my link party thats still going on!!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! We LOVE the coffee bar. It is one of my favorite places in my house! I would love to link with your party, thank you so much!

    2. I just tried to link up, for some reason I couldn't get to the page after clinking link here. I will try again next Wednesday. I look forward to following your blog! )

  2. I love how you turned a window frame into apart of this vintage coffee bar! Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

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    1. Thank you so much! We have really enjoyed using the coffee bar. Thank you for hosting the party. I look forward to your Thrifty Thursday every week!

      See you next week!

  3. This is an awesome coffee bar idea and garden plant hanger idea.

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  4. I absolutely love your coffee bar!! Would you mind sharing the source of your coffee pot burlap table covering?

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