Creating a Coffee Station

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Coffee.  I love it.  I need it.  So why shouldn’t it have it’s very own special station?  Why shouldn’t this tiny part of my home feel like it could be part of a quaint bed & breakfast or a cute little coffee shop?

There is no reason it shouldn’t!  I covet the full walled, elaborately amazing coffee stations that I have seen on Pinterest, but I needed to work with what I already had in the apartment.  And with this I created a little area devoted strictly to all of our coffee related appliances and items! You know, the ones that were previously crowding our kitchen countertops, thus giving much-needed space back to our kitchen, and giving me a quick little project to do!

Confession: I also got a few new coffee related items, and they were begging to be on display…

I decided the coffee station/coffee bar would work perfectly on this old baker’s rack that was pretty useless, just holding bar glasses and such:

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I made the baker’s rack more coffee station friendly by adding white wooden planks to the bottom of the middle shelf that would hold the coffee makers.  This made the shelf more durable, sturdy and easier for cleanup.  I also removed one of the shelves (above the now wooden shelf) to allow for more room above the coffee/espresso makers.   I then used an old piece of slate and hung it from the above shelf to use as my chalkboard.  Lastly, I added one of my hand painted vintage inspired coffee signs to hang directly above the baker’s rack.  The rest of the look was pulled together with a crate full of coffee and cute coffee accessories!

before and after1beforeandafter2I tried a few different ideas on the piece of slate, knowing I would probably change it up now and then.

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dailyspecialssignStyling the coffee station was probably my favorite part, thanks to some amazing gifts from my family!

coffeecrateHow cute is my new red coffee maker? My new Lenox “chirp” coffee cups, and that donut dish towel from Paper Source??

coffeestationafter4I also used my little Anthropologie canisters for holding sugar, cinnamon and spoons, and a larger canister for holding all of our K cups!

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coffeestationjarsNow I just can’t wait to make a cup of coffee and take it out on the balcony!

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