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DIY Coffee Bar Reveal

One thing that I’ve always wanted to do in our little home was to have a coffee/tea bar and I am so happy to finally reveal what I’ve been slowly putting together for the past month or so. With the onslaught of baby stuff coming into our apartment and needing to get creative on how to manage in our one bedroom, I knew I only had a small space that could be used for my bar. It is literally a square space right off from our kitchen – so not a lot to work with. Aside from a corner cabinet I’m not quite sure what other people in our complex use that odd space for, but I was determined to make it useful and cute all at the same time.

Looking to add a little fun to your kitchen? This easy DIY coffee bar is the best way to save on space, money, and time in the mornings! Find out how you can create a coffee bar on a budget!

It took me about a month or so to acquire all of the big pieces such as the super popular Hobby Lobby wall shelf and finally decide on a cabinet. I had originally ordered a sidebar from Wayfair, but was disappointed in myself that I miscalculated the wall length so I had to return it. Later, while shopping at Target one day, I came across the Threshold Kitchen Pantry and found it was the perfect length to fit my small corner. I had debated on whether or not I wanted a cabinet in a dark or light finish, but opted for the white considering our kitchen cabinets are white. I took a little risk, but am happy with how well it worked out.

Here’s how I created my coffee bar on a budget!

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

White Kitchen Pantry: Target | Dachshund Mugs: TJ Maxx

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Initial Letter: Hobby Lobby | Green Plant: Ikea | Burlap Placemat: Crate & Barrel 

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Wall Shelf w/ Cup Hooks: Hobby Lobby

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Decorative Plant & Two-Teir Stand: Hobby Lobby

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Having the coffee bar not only satisfies my own desires, but it also has freed up a lot of space in our kitchen cabinets. The side cabinet I chose from Target is the perfect size for that little space in the corner and it offers more storage for our cookware/bakeware that we don’t use on a daily basis.

Create this easy DIY coffee bar using items from Target and Hobby Lobby. Find the coffee accessories such as flavorings and sauces at World Market!

Vanilla Syrup & Caramel Sauce: World Market

If you don’t already know, my favorite iced coffee drink from Starbucks is their iced caramel macchiato. After using their order ahead option on the Starbucks app, I realized just how easy it was to make this drink myself since they have the recipe right there. It just requires vanilla syrup, milk, ice, espresso (or decaf coffee for me) and caramel drizzle. So easy! Check out this recipe I found and use regularly from Pinterest for a copycat iced caramel macchiato!

Now that I have a place to store all of my coffee needs, I set off to find the vanilla syrup and I remembered that World Market had a pretty good selection of goodies for making coffee at home. I was in luck as they had exactly what I needed (and the pump!) and a few other flavors I’ll have to try in the future. I can’t tell you how much money I’ve been saving, as well as time in the mornings, by making this drink at home.

Next on my to-do list is to find the perfect prints to bring it all together. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Which sign do you prefer more?

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  • This is seriously adorable! I’m inspired and really thinking about making a coffee bar now. LOL! Ours is kind of this jumbled mess in the corner that nobody wants to look at… LOL!

    • Thank you! I am so happy with how well it turned out. I’m still fiddling with final decorations and stuff, but so happy to finally have it pulled together. It’s such a great feeling to have a space for your things and free up storage at the same time! 🙂

  • I love your coffee bar!! I wish I could have something like this but we just have no room!

    liz @ j for joiner

    • Thank you Liz! I had wanted one for so long and I just needed to use that dead space in my kitchen! So happy with how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Carrington Fussell

    Oh my word. We are moving into an apartment next month and I NEED one of these! How cute!

    mommafussell.blogspot.com

    • Congrats on a new living space! A coffee bar is such a cute idea for those smaller spaces in a kitchen or dining room. Feel free to pin this and save it for later for when you start decorating (my favorite part of moving) ☺️

  • Rachelle Waldon

    LOVE THIS. Found you through the Peony Project and I’ll definitely be following. 🙂 I’m dreaming about putting a coffee bar together for our little place too!

    • I love meeting fellow Peonies! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve had this idea for forever so my recommendation is pin a few ideas to get you started, budget for it, and have fun! It’s been such a relief to have that extra storage space and such a cute space for all my coffee stuff!

    • I love meeting fellow Peonies! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve had this idea for forever so my recommendation is pin a few ideas to get you started, budget for it, and have fun! It’s been such a relief to have that extra storage space and such a cute space for all my coffee stuff!

  • So cute! I’d love to stop by your coffee bar 🙂

    • Haha thank you, Britta! I’ve had such envy of others’ coffee bars and I’m so happy to finally have one of my own! 😉

  • So cute! I had a coffee bar very similar to that in our last place. I loved it. I don’t really have a space for it in my new home but we intend to buy a house next year and it will be definitely making a return. You did a great job on yours!

    I like the You + Me sign better. The first one is cute but the second one is sweeter and I’m all about sweet. 🙂

    • Thanks! Buying a home is such a fun concept for me (especially since the hubs and I are still renting), but the thought of actually owning my home is something I look forward to. I have always loved the idea of a coffee bar, which lead to having Pinterest envy for years, haha. I’m happy with my little space and I love that everyone likes it too.

      And thanks for the print input…I’m leaning towards that sign too! I like how cute and somewhat personal it is versus the coffee print. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley!

  • Love this! Insta-pin 🙂

  • I love both signs to be honest! And your DIY work is incredible! This is very Pinterest-worthy! Commenting from The Peony Project from blissfullybrunette.com!

    • Hello to a fellow Peony! Thanks so much for stopping by and I am so glad you’re loving all the DIY projects 🙂 I’ll definitely have to check you out!

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