Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Something's Brewing {Coffee Bar}

In our dining room, we have this amazing open china cabinet/sideboard (I'm not really sure what else to call this piece of furniture?).  I was always a little stumped when it came to decorating it, and what it's function should be.

Then, I decided one evening while I was thinking about that sweet life giving nectar coffee, that I'd really like to have a coffee bar in our house.....

Problem solved.

Now, there’s a few ways I styled the coffee bar before I landed on this set up. 

First, I started with a bare bones coffee bar…..Cups, Tea Pot/ French Press, Coffee maker, etc.  It was a little too simple for my taste…and didn’t really have that fun factor I was after.

  I did add a little blue and white fabric as a runner to break up all of the wood. 
 It was nice, but still not quite what I was after!

 We usually have a nice bag of coffee beans that we reserve for weekends and guests, so I thought it would be fun  and add a bit of interest if I displayed  the fancy coffee bag so that our guests could see what was brewing.

So,  I tried this set up....

I displayed our fancy coffee and some candles on a cake plate....

I liked the cake plate setup, but  I wasn't totally sold.

Then, I found a great pillar candle holder for £1 at Matalan, and I knew what I had to do….it spoke to me and said "Thou shalt display thy coffee upon my head, and all shall know what breweth".  True story. (Not really).

The  chalkboard adds a bit of whimsy, and I think this is an interesting way to use a candle holder!  It's my favourite set up, for sure.

When we ran out of our fancy coffee, I just re-arranged a little again, and grouped some candles together on one side, so it looked something like this:
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can style up a coffee bar in your dining room!  
 I'm already looking forward to decirating it for CHRISTMAS! 

What?  It's not even September yet?  

Sigh.  I love Christmas....  ANYWAY.

Who wants to see how I styled this piece before it was a coffee bar? It's pretty confused and neglected.  Hey, at least I made sure that china cabinet   sideboard mystery furniture was feeling the love....(I do like that word art and frame....I think it was just a little too much love all in one place!)
 
 And let's remind ourselves how she looks now!


Much happier.  

Who wants to hear the best part? This coffee bar only cost £1.  

We had all of the tea and coffee supplies already.  The only purchase was the candle holder....win!

Do you have a coffee bar in your house yet? How did you style it? Can anyone tell me what that piece of furniture is called?

*My husband got the coffee grinder/canister before we were married....no idea where he got them!  
Here is a similar style grinder on Amazon.
Here is a similar style canister on Amazon.

I'm linking this post to Give Me the Goods @ www.maisondepax.com 

16 comments:

  1. Beth, this is fabulous!! It looks like something you would see at a B&B.

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    1. Thanks Erin! :) It will be so much better for entertaining!

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  2. Very cute and classy! :-) Visiting from Whatever Goes Wednesday.

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  3. Love it!! Makes me want to brew up a batch right now. We have some pretty cool coffee shops down at the beach & they sell some wild flavors -- everything from Birthday Cake to Cotton Candy! What's your favorite kind of coffee?

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    1. Crazy! Not sure how I would feel about cotton candy coffee?!

      At the minute, we are into Cuban Serrano. It's roasted over cuban cigar leaves.....it is THE BOMB!

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  4. Wow, that looks amazing. Love the photography too :-)

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  5. I want to go make myself a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and curl up with a good book. ;) This is so beautiful and inviting. Well done! :D

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    1. Thanks, Julie! All are welcome at the Wightman B&B anytime! ;)

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  6. Very nice! I've been toying with the idea of a coffee station - just not sure where I'd put it. Yours is lovely (and I like how candle holders speak to you in KJV, lol)

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  7. the piece of furniture is called a sideboard.
    I love your after picture! On my way downstairs to redecorate my coffee bar
    :) inspired!

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  8. Oh.my.goodness. I want this in my house!!

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    1. Do it, Lizzy! You won't regret having a coffee bar! :)

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