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First Nook to be set up: The Coffee Bar

After moving into our first home, of course the first thing to be set up is our coffee bar!

If you can believe it, this pretty little sideboard didn’t always look this fabulous. We already gave it a makeover and were previously using it as a TV stand in our small duplex. This is what it looked like before:

A Run-Down Sideboard turned Bright Beauty | Timeless Creations, LLC

And after the makeover, this is how we used it in our rental. It didn’t really work the best as a TV stand, but that was the only space we had room for it!

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A Run-Down Sideboard turned Bright Beauty | Timeless Creations, LLC

Don’t forget to check out how we painted this piece with our easy DIY tutorial here: Sideboard Makeover.

As soon as we found this house and were seriously thinking about purchasing it, I knew the perfect place to put my little sideboard. I had always thought it would make the perfect accent as a coffee bar ever since it was finished. Since my husband and I are coffee fiends, we decided it was finally time to utilize it how I pictured!

In our little ranch house we just purchased the kitchen and dining area are all in one. (If you missed all the before pictures, check out our new house here!) There is plenty of space for a medium sized table, and right across from the table area, there was a big blank wall. That wall would be perfect for a hutch, buffet, or sideboard. So we decided to add the coffee bar there.

We centered it perfectly on the wall and hung my large wall mounted drying rack above. Then I took our vintage teacups I got from my grandma and mother-in-law, along with plain white mugs and added them to the drying rack in an ombre pattern.

I knew I wanted to have a tray to put our coffee pot on to protect the stained top of the sideboard so I picked up this little chippy tray on sale! I’m loving the look of it and you can’t do much better than half off! I am also starting a collection of Ironstone and this space was the perfect spot to show off a pitcher.

My sideboard also offers the perfect storage for all of our coffee needs. All the travel mugs are underneath, along with the grinder, french press, and milk frother. In the drawer is where we keep the filters and bags of coffee beans.

I also have quite the collection of glass jugs and bottles. I didn’t know that I had that many until I was unpacking them all and thought, “Oh, where am I going to put all of these!”. So I added some Eucalyptus to my large jug along with some flower stems to add more to the corner.

I’m so excited to have this little space and even though it is set to the side of the kitchen, my husband loves it too!

Shop this Look: Wall Mounted Drying Rack / White Mugs / Chippy Tray / Eucalyptus / Large & Medium Jug

Thanks for following along with my new home series! There will be plenty of makeovers, and DIY projects to come, so continue to follow along!


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  • Reply
    March 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Up. I love this coffee nook. It’s so pretty, simple, clean and beautiful! I love the huge hook hangers. I need one that big. Thank you for sharing!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      I absolutely love my large wall rack! It is one of my favorite purchases 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    March 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I LOVE this! I love its tall curvy legs and the contrast of the dark wooden top. So glad you found the perfect spot for it (and even better that it’s a coffee station because I LIVE for coffee!). xx

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Haha! We do too Kate! It really makes the perfect coffee bar. So glad you liked it!

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        Kate Hollingsworth
        March 20, 2017 at 6:26 am

        P.S. I’m featuring your beautiful coffee bar at To Grandma’s House We Go link party this Wednesday. xx

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    Susan @ Culinary Envy
    March 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I just love that space! I’ll bring the morning muffins if you pour the coffee!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Haha! It’s a plan! Thank you so much for visiting Susan!

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    March 17, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I love the look of white with a stained top. It is a classic look.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you Debra! White with stained top is one of our favorites too 🙂

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    March 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    What a fun little space! The little sideboard piece you refinished looks perfect there – I love that it has storage. I set up a little coffee/hot chocolate area this winter on a side table and I’m wishing it had some storagel May just have to start looking at yard sale finds, right?
    And those fun monograms! I’d say they are probably my favorite thing about your set up.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Yup! Definitely watch those yard sales! And don’t underestimate a piece, if you have the will to fix it, it can be done! I agree, the storage from this piece is absolutely perfect 🙂

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    Brenda E Young
    March 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Love the Buffet used as a coffee bar Kristen, and its staged so well, the drying rack really pulls it all together beautifully! Thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much Brenda! We really love it too 🙂

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    March 19, 2017 at 9:53 am

    What a great idea to use the buffet as a coffee station. The makeover looks great. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you Beverly! It works perfectly for our space 🙂

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    March 22, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    It’s wonderful. Coffee is so important! So glad you are settling in. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

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    March 24, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Lovely project for a sweet coffee bar. The wall rack is great! The makeover really shines. Thanks for sharing your creativity at DI&DI.

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    March 24, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Your beautiful sideboard is perfect for a coffee bar. I like how you added another layer with the tray under the coffee maker. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

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    March 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Loving your coffee bar!

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