Here at 238 Miles Apart, we love our coffee! A LOT. In fact, my day doesn’t start until I’ve had at least one cup. My morning routine is to wake up, take the dogs out and feed them; then check my email and social media while I drink my coffee.
In total silence.
An introvert at the core, I thrive on my daily dose of quiet time and caffeine! That’s why I’m so excited to have finally created my own coffee bar. ❤
When we first moved into our house, we were in need of a new dining table. I found one I absolutely loved at an antique store and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was available with a matching buffet. The pieces are handcrafted by the shop owner’s husband out of reclaimed wood taken from a 100-year old whiskey distillery in Alabama that no longer exists. How’s that for a story?!
Since purchasing it, the buffet has been used for storage and as a serving table during the holidays, but I’ve been wanting to do something else with it for a while. When Deborah and her husband, Andrew, came to visit us not too long ago, he mentioned creating a coffee bar and I was sold! After all, I already had the burlap coffee sack turned wall art hanging up on the wall, so, why not?
I used a burlap table runner from the Target Dollar Spot and placed our Keurig on one end of the buffet. To give the bar some added depth, I stood up an old wooden soda crate and topped it with my beloved metal milk cow.
For just six dollars, I purchased two glass canisters from HomeGoods and stored my coffee and sugar inside. Then, I bought a glass drying rack from World Market to hang my mismatched mugs on, minus my Rae Dunn “COFFEE” mug which I chose to display with some cute wooden spoons. Finally, I added a faux succulent to the buffet for a touch of greenery.
It was almost perfect, but it needed something special. So, I created this free printable using Canva and cut it down to fit a 4 x 4 frame I already had on hand. It adds just the right amount of sparkle to the coffee bar, don’t you think?
The best part is, since moving the coffee maker and the majority of our mugs over to the buffet, our kitchen feels bigger and I have more counter and cabinet space than I used to! The coffee bar has even made the daily ritual of preparing coffee that much more enjoyable for me. I actually smile when I see it! And, I don’t usually smile before I’ve had my coffee—just ask my husband. 🙂