Coffee Station (Contributor Post)

In our home, coffee is the beverage of choice.  We were given “children’s coffee” as soon as we were old enough to drink from a cup.  It always made us feel pretty special to sit with Mummu drinking out of our own little demitasse cups. Mummu always said we weren’t really Finnish if we didn’t drink coffee. 

I had a cute little coffee station in my kitchen that I made with a fairly rustic, shabby chic dresser that I used for a bazaar display one year.  I loved the fact that I could put all of my k-cups, coffee beans and espresso beans, as well as other coffee making supplies in the drawers. 

Here is a picture of my original coffee station, before the re-do.

Cute, but I couldn’t fit all that I wanted into one spot, and it didn’t quite fill the space as I envisioned.  I still had my espresso machine on the counter, and wanted everything centrally located. I searched for a couple of years to find “the perfect piece” ~ at the right price.

I found this piece on our local Facebook Yard Sale site.  I was second in line, and it sold before I could get it.  I tried to forget about it, but knowing it was exactly what I had in my mind, it was difficult! I’m sure you know that feeling!  A few days later I got a private message on Facebook from the person that purchased it.  They had decided they didn’t want to take the time to restore it, and I could buy it from them.  I was so excited!

After a quick coat of paint and some new knobs, I was ready to put it in place.  I decided to make a chalkboard background for above the station.  I used the back side of a piece of paneling with chalk paint that I purchased at Lowe’s. My husband has a stack of reclaimed antique beams in our back yard, and I knew exactly how to use one of them.  He cut it in half for me, and planed the top, and then created two shelves.  I love the look of these old beams! They were take from an 1800’s farmhouse that he was asked to demolish.  I think they add so much character to my kitchen.  My latte sauces and syrups can go nicely on the shelves and all of my coffee fits nicely into the drawers.  Here are a couple of the drawers of prepared pods ~ 

I am still so thrilled with the finished product, and to me it looks like it just “belongs” there.

Thanks for viewing my post! I hope that it can give you a little bit of inspiration for your own favorite spaces. 

Blessings from Kim ~ "With Jesus in her heart, and coffee in her cup.” ~ 

"Hi! I'm Kim ~ Blessed wife of Eric, mom of four and Nonnie to a sweet little grand daughter with another expected in January!  I'm a coffee enthusiast, baker, organizer and DIYer. My home style tends to lean towards traditional but, I must say, I can be a bit eclectic. Anything that makes me smile. Surround yourself with your favorite things and be sure you use the good dishes! Always look for extraordinary in what may seem ordinary. ~ Blessings to you and yours!" 

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