. . . for Lauren and Lauren: I Couldn't Live Without . . . . Coffee bar

March 18, 2015

I Couldn't Live Without . . . . Coffee bar

coffee bar
coffee bar

This is my new favorite spot in our house!  I've wanted a coffee bar in my dining room for awhile, but thought because I didn't have much space it wouldn't work.  We had a bulkier, taller cabinet piece there before that we got eight years ago and it was honestly just full of junk.  So it was good to condense it all to two little drawers.  Plus I love the storage space and bins underneath.  

chalkboard basket
chalkboard coffee bar

I looked at a ton of places (mostly online) for a table that was short enough to fit but that was open at the bottom and finally found this one at Home Goods.  The straw basket was from the clearance section there for $9, and I just glued the chalkboard sign on it.  The other basket on the right is from TJMaxx.  

The EAT letters are from Target a few years ago, and I spray painted it yellow since we changed the colors in our dining room/living room area.  The chalkboard is from Hobby Lobby and came on a roll and just sticks on the wall, which is way easier than chalkboard paint and only cost $4.  I saw a lot of pins and looked around a lot for something to hang on the wall that could hold my K-cups and hang mugs from.  There was one I loved from Hobby Lobby but it was over $100 and way too big for my space.  This is a shower caddy thing I found at Home Goods for $15, and I bought little S hooks from Home Depot for $2.  

chalkboard coffee bar

The candle is from Target, elephant creamer (holds my chalk right now) from Pier One, and the glass decoration is from Ross. 

Everything (minus the table) was cheap and I love how it turned out.  Coffee mugs make me happy and I love having my favorite ones hanging on here for me to see.  And coffee in the morning makes me even happier and I don't know what I'd do without it in the morning! 

coffee bar

I'm excited for another link up and look forward to reading what you can't live without this week! Thanks for linking up!

For Lauren & Lauren

20 comments:

Lindsay Ropella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so stinkin' adorable! I absolutely LOVE the metal basket you have on the wall. we have a smaller version of something like this in our dining room and we use it every days. Coffee bars are awesome! :)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute little centre! I wish I drank coffee!! Haha.

Lovely Life of Emilie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cozy little corner of your home! I especially love the EAT sign from Target and how it gives the area a nice pop of color!

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it! Shower caddy for K cups = great idea. I have to remember this link up next week. Too tired to blog now!!

Erika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! I've wanted to create a little coffee bar in my kitchen for a long time too... maybe I'll finally get to it!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ohhh I love it!!! So cute. Makes me want to put one in my house.

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ok, see, now you're just making me want to knock out a wall in my kitchen to extend the space JUST for a coffee bar area ;)

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO so cute! I've been wanting this in my house too. Since our kitchen is so tiny, we don't have a lot of counter space for coffee stuff so something tucked away in the corner like this would be perfect! :)

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OH I love this!! I wish I had a space for a coffee bar! I love the chalkboard, and the elephant creamer!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is genius and so adorable! I love everything about it...the EAT letters, the storage, the cute basket for Kcups. Good job girl!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is genius and so adorable! I love everything about it...the EAT letters, the storage, the cute basket for Kcups. Good job girl!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Caleb and I both talking about having a bar cart/coffee cart in our apartment but with no hardwood floors it wouldn't look right I don't think. Yours is PERFECT! I love it.

Leslie Germain said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fabulous and fun idea!! Pinning!!

Mrs Gray said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute! I forgot to link up today, but I'll be back next week!

baybeesugar said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea! I would love to have a space for a coffee bar in our kitchen... maybe in my next kitchen!

Savanna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your coffer bar! We have a coffee station on our counter in the kitchen but someday I dream of a whole counter for all of our stuff.

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute little corner!

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a perfect spot in your house! I imagine it gets a lot of use and could easily be a hot chocolate bar or a dessert bar for parties. Great set up!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are amazing! I LOVE this spot. I just wandered around my main floor looking for a spot to copy you!!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a cute idea! Looks great Katie!