DIY: Coffee Bar

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In my kitchen, I have the cutest little espresso maker that my husband bought for me to celebrate one of our very first Valentine’s Days after we were married. I love it. It produces the best foam and it doesn’t get any better than making your own cup of cappuccino or latte on a Saturday morning.

As with any espresso maker, I had to pair it with tiny ceramic espresso cups and cappuccino mugs as well. I got lucky and found these at World Market – a simple design but the quality is great and they’ve lasted all this time. Years later, when we moved into our home, I wanted to display the mugs in our kitchen and found the perfect hanging solution from IKEA.

Now that a few more years have passed, with two young children and on way less sleep, my appreciation for coffee (and let’s be real, my need for coffee) has grown ever so much more. Both the hubby and I wanted to carve out a better space for all of our coffee gadgets. I was inspired by sister-in-law who recently created her very own coffee bar in the breakfast nook of her home. I don’t have photos of her’s yet, but will share soon! So naturally, in order to create a great designed coffee bar, I drew additional inspiration from one of my favorite places – Pinterest.

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I have this very same tiered stand in my home and I’ve always used it for storing fresh fruits and breads for the week. I love the idea of using it as a miniature coffee station!

Some are simple, others are more elaborate and really get creative by using chalkboard paint – but either way, they all serve the same purpose – to get your day powered up with a latte, cappuccino or coffee.

With a little bit of storage, some fun hardware, shelving and creativity – you can turn any little corner or wall into your very own cafĂ©! Aren’t the block letter details just darling? Or perhaps I’ll create some vintage copper lettering to go with my new coffee bar via A Beautiful Mess.

I look forward to sharing my new coffee bar with you this season! Do you have one of your own? What’s your must-have morning drink? Share with us – we’d love to hear!