When Chris and I first knew we were going to be moving to a new house the one thing he suggested was having a coffee bar. A place where all the coffee pots and things that go with coffee could be stashed so that the counters were clear. The counter space in the new place is a little bit smaller than the old house so it made sense to me and I started scanning Pinterest and other places for the perfect solution.
We needed a kitchen table to replace the one we left behind in Mason City so one of the requirements was to find one that had some kind of small server or buffet that went with it. When we came to the area a couple weeks before closing we decided to check out a great shop in Hendersonville called Old Towne Market. We found out about this place because the owners of the house we ended up buying told us that it was a great place to pick up some used furniture. And guess what? Margaret who owns the shop was the owner of the house we bought so we really wanted to patronize her store if we could.
The mug racks and baskets came from Ikea and let me tell you that even the simplest projects don’t always come together easily.
First of all they do not include the screws / hardware needed to complete the project. So another trip to the hardware store was necessary.It’s pretty perfect. It took a bit longer to install than I had anticipated but once it was done, the baskets were hung and filled, mugs selected to use on the hooks I was quite happy. I didn’t include any of my teapots on it because, well, just because. Those have a place of their own. I love the canvas pictures I found online to hang above and I wanted to tie it all in without making it look too cluttered. And what about my cute little sugar and creamer and sweeter set? (If you look closely you can see Queenie hanging around as well. Remember Queenie?)
The server is the perfect place to store my cookbooks as well. I had to give up my baker’s rack in this house so this little shelf on the bottom made the perfect spot to stash some of my cookbook collection while the others are in a cupboard in the kitchen.
All in all a great house project from start to finish and now I am ready for any coffee loving guests who want to pop in. Do you have a DIY project that you are especially proud of? I would love to hear about it in the comments.