I stopped by Dollar Tree, grabbed a few supplies, and made this simple small coffee bar. This is great for so many spaces in your home!
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Small Coffee Bar instructions
1. Paint the Crates and Blanks for the Small Coffee Station
For this project, I grabbed three wooden blanks and four or five little mini crates. I placed some wax paper down to cover my surface and I’ll be using rubber gloves to protect my hands.
I will be using folk art home decor wood tint in the color Walnut. I put some of the wood tint in a glass jar and used my paint brush to spread it on. I painted the inside and outside of each box. There are a lot of ways you can do this depending on how dark you want it. You can paint it on and then wipe off the excess with a dry cloth or just let the stain soak in for a darker look. I love this wood tint because it’s water-based so it cleans up super easily and is really easy to work with. I knew I needed four boxes but I painted a fifth just in case. I let all of these dry completely.
While those are drying I grabbed the wood blanks and repeated the same painting process painting the front, back, and sides.
2. Let all of the wood pieces dry completely
Once they were all done I let them dry completely.
3. Assemble the small coffee station
Now that everything is dry it’s time to assemble everything. I added hot glue to one of the sides of the little boxes and then I adhered it to one side of the wood blanks so that it could stand up vertically.
I hot glued the side of another box and this one I placed it at the other end of the same wood blank. I repeated this process with another set of boxes and a blank.
Next, I took the last wood blank and glued it between the two completed sets.
4. Fill the small coffee station with supplies
Now that everything’s assembled let’s talk about all the ways you can use this little stacking station. First, I’m making a coffee or snack station. I started by adding some tea to the top in a variety of flavors and then I added some snacks. Next to that, I added some K-Cups in different flavors and some hot chocolate. In the last top section, I added some travel cups and a creamer. I used the fifth wood box for a few more snacks.
Here’s a look at the whole snack station all setup and ready to go for a guest in our guest room. Next to that, I added some water and of course the coffee machine.
Now let’s quickly go over some other ways you could use this. I placed this in my kitchen and I’m simply adding some seasonings so I have an easy grab seasoning station.
I placed it on my kitchen counter and added colored pencils, markers, post-it notes, glue and rulers for a craft or school station.
I was able to add it to my Easy DIY Dollar Tree Plastic Crate Shelves with Video
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Small Coffee Bar Q&A Section
What are some more coffee bar ideas for your coffee station?
- coffee mugs or disposable coffee cups
- coffee maker or coffee machines
- mug rack
- canisters, jars, etc
- coffee essentials like coffee beans, coffee pods, coffee filters etc
- coffee cart or hutch
- tiered tray
- other coffee supplies like sugar, creamer, syrups, etc
- tea bags
- hot cocoa
Why and where might you want a coffee nook?
Sometimes you have a small space or limited counter space and limited storage space. This is when you might want to create a coffee corner, for your cup of joe. In the olden days, one would have a coffee bar cart in your dining room to serve guests from. Now we have learned to utilize vertical space by adding shelves or creating your own DIY open shelving. I added a coffee bar station t our home office while working from home.
other extra storage ideas for your home:
- Easy and Beautiful DIY 3 Tiered Stand For Your Home
- Upcycled 3 Tiered Serving Cart
- How To Make A Snack Station
- How To Paint A Bookshelf DIY
Now that you’re enjoying your home coffee bar, and that delicious brew. Don’t forget what you can do with those java grounds when they’re done! How To Use Ground Coffee With These 10 Amazing and Easy Hacks Did you know the filters can be used for so many things too? 13 Amazing and Easy Paper Coffee Filters Home Hacks
I hope this inspires you to create a snack station of your own. I’d love it if you subscribe to my YouTube channel and my blog at chascrazycreations.com. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in my next video. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe.