I, well we, have a coffee problem. I love coffee, tea, and wine. So when we bought this new house, we found the perfect nook to install a coffee/wine bar.
Here’s what our boring wall looked like when we first moved in (sorry, photobombed by emo-blogger, Triceratops) and after. I’m a really big fan. I think it turned out really great. Now I’m going to share our design-on-a-dime.
First we had to sand and repair a lot of ‘half-assed’ putty work and left over glue from old wallpaper. We decided to paint the wall Caribou Brown (available at Lowe’s). Greg became infatuated with this color at one of our favorite restaurants called Butera’s. It’s a local Italian place.
The first thing we purchased for the coffee bar was the Seattle’s Best sign from our local antique shop. Greg bought this for me as a house-warming gift for the first house we placed an offer on… that we didn’t get. Haha.
A lot of the things we used on the coffee bar were upcycled, found, or previously owned by us. We already owned the Keurig, carousel, lamp, and baskets. The shelf and coffee cup hooks were purchased from Hobby Lobby. I know there’s a lot of controversy surrounding this shop, but I love the cool things they have there!
All of the bottles, corks, and jars we previously had. Jars are simply empty candles. The tea organizer is an antique Coke bottle crate. The little coffee box came from a small antique shop.
The table is actually a salvaged barn loft door we found at another antique shop. It’s held up with metal piping, its original hinges, and our wine refrigerator, which Greg bought at a yard sale for $30.
The chalk board is a little controversial. We inquired about this from a local shop. She told us one price, then we went back to buy it a few weeks later and she jacked the price up and refused to accept the original price. We refuse to go back to the store. On a happier note, the organ stool was a gift from Greg’s grandmother.
The cornice at the very top is actually a shelf previously purchased at Pier-1, but it aspired to be a cornice, so there you go. Even refuse has a place at our coffee bar. On the shelves is an ornamental horse-hair plaster relic that we found at a dilapidated house.
All total, we built the entire Coffee bar for less than $200.00! Check out some more photos of it and let us know what you think!