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Coffee Bar: Style Your Grounds for Less Than A Pound!

I love our super-functional, space-saving coffee station, but when it comes to turning an organizing project into full-on home decor, Beth’s beautifully styled coffee bar really takes the (coffee) cake!!

Well, hey there Pretty Organized friends!  Today I’m stopping by to share some tips for creating your very own coffee bar. We’re going to put the “fun” in function, folks.

In our dining room, we have this amazing open china cabinet/sideboard (I’m not even sure what to call this piece of furniture).  I was always a little stumped when it came to styling it, and what its function should be.

I wanted a way to display our china, but I also wanted the space to function since I knew it would get a lot of use. One evening, it suddenly occurred to me: a coffee bar! It was the perfect solution.

And so, I give you:

Our New Coffee Bar!

DIY styled coffee bar

I host a brunch for ladies from our church once a month, and everyone knows you can’t have brunch without tea or coffee! I wanted our coffee bar to function so that people could easily help themselves and fix their beverages the way that they like. This piece of furniture has a great combination of open storage and drawers, which means it functions fantastically.

The drawer directly below the coffee maker houses sugar, sweetener, spoons, travel mugs (great for other moms with kiddos), a tea towel for quickly mopping up any spills, various types of tea, and hot cocoa: 

On display, there’s a jar of normal tea bags, and an adorable vintage jug that I can fill up with milk, so that people have easy access.
kitchen organizing ideas: make your own pretty coffee station

The open storage is also ideal for displaying our cool coffee grinder/storage jar:

how to organize a coffee bar: a cute idea for decorating your dining room & making guests feel welcome!

Here are a few Amazon links for a similar coffee grinder & similar storage jar (so pretty!)

Last but not least, all the tea cups are right there for people to use.

how to organize: open storage decor ideas -- make your own coffee bar!

Now, if you are detail-oriented, you may have noticed that some of the items in the close-ups are in different places than in the main photo of the coffee bar. That’s because I’ve been having fun figuring out the best way to style the coffee bar! Head on over to The Incomplete Guide to Living to see all the fun ways you could style your very own coffee bar. :)  

Beautifully done, Beth!! I think you should come up with your own name for the mystery  furniture item — maybe the caffeine cupboard?? So pretty!

What I Love:

  • Open storage makes everything accessible
  • She made her functional coffee station into a beautiful display piece, making her decor pull double duty!
  • She was smart & thrifty, repurposing items that she already had & including new pieces that she found at bargain prices (can you believe that her total cost to style this coffee bar was less than a pound??)

About Beth


I’m Beth and I’m so excited to be contributing here at Pretty Organized! My husband and I live in England in a farm house that dates back to the 13th century, and we are doing our best to make it a 21st century home while maintaining the character of the house.  Over at my blog, The Incomplete Guide to Living, I share all kinds of projects and inspiration from my life as a wife, mom, and decorating/DIY enthusiast!  

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2 comments on “Coffee Bar: Style Your Grounds for Less Than A Pound!
  1. annie @ says:

    Gorgeous Beth! You’ve just made me crave a cup of tea. I’m off to make myself one right now! :)

    Annie XO

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