The best part of waking up : Our new Coffee Bar

I am so excited to finally share this post with y’all today! I have a new favorite corner in the house and I can’t quite smiling about it! If you’ve been here long enough {read : more than a minute} you know of my deep and undying affection for coffee. It only makes sense that I have a whole space dedicated to it in our home! 

 Enough chit chat…let’s get to the photos {all eleventy thousand of them}!

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar Eeee! I love it! The sideboard is the bottom half of my great grandmother’s china cabinet. The hutch didn’t work out because of the light switch placement on the wall. We have very limited wall space in our little house, so I quickly came up with a plan B for the cabinet. I love it even more than plan A! 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar Here is what this space looked like pre-makeover. I was not in love with the orangey tones of the wood and there was an outline on top of the cabinet showing where the hutch sat for many years. We have plans to add hardwood floors soon, and have a lot of wood furniture in the adjoining living room, so I didn’t feel obligated to keep the wood tone visible. You can see that the finish on the wood was very shiny, and I just was not feeling up to stripping and refinishing this piece. I knew chalk paint would be my best choice. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar I’ve used chalk paint before for smaller projects {like these aged terra cotta pots and my wood crate}, but this was my first larger chalk paint undertaking. Long story short, I’m in love with chalk paint and highly considering using it on the kitchen cabinets as well {I’d love to hear from you if you’ve done this!}. The color is Blue Aubusson by Annie Sloan with a clear wax. I only did one coat of paint. It covered very well, but you can see a teeny tiny bit of wood peeking out here and there. I actually love that, and left it that way on purpose.. It’s a happy medium between solid color and distressed. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar -- cabinet is Aubusson Blue by Annie SloanI wasn’t feeling the original hardware either. I found the antique brass cup handles and clear glass knobs at Hobby Lobby. The cup handles didn’t come with screws {I know, right?} but I was able to use the screws from the old hardware since the finish was similar enough. {and I just noticed there is a loose screw in this pic…whoops!}. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar The shelf is also a Hobby Lobby find. I waited until there was a sale on metal and scored this beauty for 50% off {like over a year ago….it sat in a closet until last month. This project has been a long time coming!}. Not only is it awesome for the extra storage and being able to display some pretties, it totally gives a vintage farmhouse/industrial vibe. That is the exact feel I want for our kitchen. A little old, a little mod, and simple. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar My grandma gifted me this tea set a few years ago {it has a matching tea pot and sugar & creamer set}. It once belonged to my great-great grandmother. She and a few of her friends all bought the same set. They would take turns hosting each other for tea once a week. How adorable is that? I love having these sweet little cups and saucers right where I can see them every day. It’s also a good reminder to be intentional about slowing down and making time for our loved ones. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar Having this shelf has freed up a lot of space in my pantry, too. I have a basket dedicated to all of our teas, and one for sweeteners.We rarely drink tea, but we have everything need to meet all of our guests warm beverage needs. :)

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar I bought this tea pot on my trip to China several years ago. It’s another one I like to see everyday when making our morning {or evening} coffee. It is so important to me to have meaningful things in our home! 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar The S hooks are fabulous for having cups ready to hold some brew. The cups are a part of a china set my mom handed off to me. I may eventually switch them out with some more colorful mugs, but for now I’m enjoying the simplicity of white and gold. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar Everything on top of the cabinet is corralled on trays to keep everything straight and organized, but also to protect the finish. 

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar The coffee canister and cinnamon shaker were Target finds a while back. The milk glass creamer holds ceramic latte spoons from Crate & Barrel and my beloved Ikea milk frother

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

Colorful farmhouse/industrial Coffee Bar

I am oh so in love with my new coffee bar! It definitely makes our mornings a little bit brighter. 

Spill the beans! What is your favorite space in your home?

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