The idea of a wall dedicated to a cute coffee station is right up my ally. When we moved my desk from the wall in this breakfast nook, we had this empty space that I knew I would transform into a coffee station (+ storage space for items my kids used at the breakfast table). Thus, creating a coffee station began.
I knew I wanted a buffet piece with enclosed doors (to hide the kids stuff). I found this perfect buffet table at Overstock. I also knew I’d be hanging a large chalkboard art piece above it as well.
This is how the coffee bar looks today. I’m sure I’ll change things up a bit, but I wanted to keep it simple, without purchasing many more items for now. We also plan on painting the walls of our main living spaces (as well as kitchen cabinets) this summer so it will look even better once that’s done.
I really love how it turned out and is very close to what I was envisioning. I might need to move the chalkboard sign up just a bit, but I have a pet peeve of artwork hanging too high so that’s where it will start. I created this 24×36 chalkboard sign specifically for this area.
I got the Ninja Coffee Bar (affiliate link) for my birthday and I absolutely love it. Great for when I just want one cup of coffee or need to make a pot of it. I can also make cold drinks quickly too. It came with a milk frother as well, which is always fun when I make a hot caramel macchiato…which I’m now realizing I haven’t shared yet. I’ll plan on doing that soon.
You can see underneath the coffee pot that I cut out a piece of felt so it wasn’t resting on the white table. I like feel like it’s a little more protected since the buffet is white.
I bought these baskets at The Container Store and love them. It took me quite a while to find baskets that looked good. I haven’t organized the baskets how they’ll actually be, but I plan on putting all coffee related items in the basket on the left and coffee cups in the basket on the right. Right now, I just threw some random things in there.
Decorating the top was the fun part. I used 3 containers I found at Dollar Tree to house the coffee, Truvia packets, and powdered creamer. I use liquid creamer, but some people in my family use that so I wanted to have it on hand. I simply used some chalkboard labels I already had from Walmart to decorate each lid. The 2 smaller containers are from IKEA (they come in a 4 pack) and they have cinnamon and sugar inside (labeled accordingly). The white “plate” underneath is also from IKEA and it’s actually a candle holder. Another alternative to the Dollar Tree containers are these super cute jars from IKEA. If I hadn’t already purchased the DT ones, I would have bought these.
I also bought some tiny silver spoons and placed them inside a dessert shot glass (both from Dollar Tree). The shot glasses actually come in a 3 pack. Everything fits perfect and is ready for any and all guests to make their coffee how they like.
I bought the plant, coffee cups, and cake dome from IKEA. If I have guests over, that dome will be filled with some sort of treats. Otherwise, it will stay underneath the buffet, off the table. Each item was fairly cheap. The cups were less than $1 each, the dome was about $9, and the plant was about $5. I had originally envisioned hanging the coffee cups off of a wired wall piece, but when I placed them on the table I thought they looked pretty good and it saved me a lot of money. I figure I can change it later if I want.
This is how my breakfast nook looks at a glance. This table is too big for this space, but I really hate to purchase anything else when I know it will be destroyed by 2 tiny humans who are amazingly talented at breaking and/or ruining 8 out of 10 things we purchase for our house. Before this coffee station, the crayons, play-dough, and paper were sitting on the table or on the floor, so this is a huge improvement.
And this is a look at it from our living room. Ignore the filing cabinet under the bar…I’m still debating its existence, so it’s stuffed over there for now. The table doesn’t look too big in these pictures, but it just fits funny. I think I might need a circular table or possibly a square one, but it’s not high on the priority list for now. Those window valances are from Etsy and I really like them there.
Hard to think it went from my office space to this cute little coffee bar!
Hope you enjoyed a little peak into our home. How do you like your coffee? I like my cream & sugar with a little coffee 🙂