Saturday, August 11, 2012

Coffee Bar made fun

I'm a big coffee drinker.  I love everything about it.  The smell, the warmth, the coziness, the vibrancy and of course the taste.  I love to get whole beans and grind them each morning for a fresh pot of coffee.  My favorite coffee is Mushers Blend by North Pole Roasting Company (made here in Alaska).  It's a beautiful blend of light and dark roasted beans.  Yummm!

Anyway, I made this little coffee bar earlier this year with a cute bamboo tray from Kohls.  The tray holds my coffee maker, burr grinder and a jar with beans.  

The tray color just wasn't doing it for me, so in came the paint.


My sister sent me this cute sign from World Market

I'm loving the new look.  The tray got 2 coats of Old White ASCP.  The letters on the front were created with a stencil and charcoal acrylic paint and then sanded for a little softer look.  I topped the whole thing with 3 coats of Polycrylic to make it liquid resistant.

It's just a little more fun to make my coffee in the morning.

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  1. Great idea. I need to do something in that corner of the countertop with my coffee maker. Love the sign too.

  2. Oh yes, that's way better, well done!

  3. Very cute! Will make your morning coffee so much better!

  4. Oh I love how you redid your tray! It is so much cuter now! And I absolutely love your chevron walls behind it...way cute!!!

  5. Love this idea! I use to own 3 coffee shops in South Georgia, and I too, am addicted to the stuff.

  6. A big improvement over the whole look. I grind coffee too love it but have to stick to decaf.

  7. So pretty, it really brightens up the corner.

  8. I loving your coffee station vignette. Hubs would love waking up to this every morning! Love the chevron background!Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. Great Job! Your tray makeover is fabulous, now it fits in perfectly with your decor. ;o)

  10. Looks great! I'm a big "coffee fan" too...and avin a cute little tray makes it even more enjoyable :) Laurel

  11. I am obsessed with trays! We just bought a keurig so I may need to do this!


  12. Cute! I have all of my coffee accessories all in a corner but I would love to have them on a tray like that!

  13. That is so cute! I must try and do something like this for my coffee station.

    I'm visiting via Throwback Thursday. Hope you stop by and say G'day if you have a minute!

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  14. it looks awesome!

  15. Very cute! Now I want to do something like this in our kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. LOVE it Miranda!! I made myself a coffee corner a few months ago... expect I don't drink coffee.. but my hubby does haha

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  17. Looks great! I'm the same way about coffee. It's the highlight of every morning. Thanks so much for linking up with Making Space Mondays. I hope we see you back again next week! -Tabitha

  18. I love your new coffee space! It would make me love my coffee even more! I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  19. I love the font on the tray! I love coffee too but had to switch to tea as it was too tough on my tummy. But I have my little place for making tea first thing each morning!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  20. Love the after. I so need to do this. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  21. So cute! We don't drink coffee but my mother in law does so this would be cute to put out for when she is here.

  22. Everyone who drinks coffee needs one! Great job!


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