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Coffee Stations from Re-Purposed Dressers

A big part of why I created Gypsy Barn was to find creative and inventive ways to keep things from going to the landfill or burn sites, when they are still useable in some way shape or form. Old dressers have such beautiful wood and shapes and designs, I hated seeing them sent off to the dump. Even using the wood for signs, coat hooks, shelves, whatever, they are still useable. A year and a half ago I made the first coffee station, and now, I am getting requests non stop for them!
Inspiration - I sat looking at an old dresser one day, and thought, there has to be SOMETHING to use this for, even without the drawers ... and walking through a furniture store, I started paying more attention to sofa tables and entertainment units. There is a lot of wood, and a lot of empty space going on there. Just like the dressers! Hmmmmmm. Then, we got a keurig. Cups were in the cupboard, little coffee pucks were on the counter, sugar in the pantry, spoons in a drawer at the other end of the counter ...... Why not create a space for it all. Voila - Coffee station. Everything in one little place. Hidden away, neat and clean.
Keeping in line with the "keep the landfills empty" we bought the K-cup and use our own coffee. All those empty coffee pucks getting tossed wasn't ideal, even with recycling. However, for those wishing to use them, the drawer stores them away nicely. Along with mugs and spoons. We keep our sugar and cinnamon underneath and the basket for other things. Usually we keep a bowl for old grinds on the top, it just wasnt pretty enough for the photo lol. But all the grinds go to the gardens. So here you have it folks. Coffee Stations
Difficulty: Medium

Got a question about this project?

  • Pam Pichowicz Literski
    Pam Pichowicz Literski Wausau, WI
    on Oct 10, 2013

    I have seen this done at a bed and breakfast we stayed at!! Loved it then and loved your fresh ideas now!

  • MacGIRLver
    MacGIRLver Canada
    on Mar 22, 2014

    You do beautiful work, keep saving these treasures from the landfill!

  • Simple Joys
    Simple Joys Lowell, IN
    on Oct 8, 2014

    "Re-purpose? Yes, please! adorable."

  • Terra Gazelle
    Terra Gazelle Springfield, LA
    on Jun 28, 2015

    I turned a large entertainment armoire into a coffee station. It has three large sturdy drawers on the bottom and doors that slide back inside. It gives me plenty of space for my Bunn and my single cup Keurig and all the pods and supplies...and space for other things for the kitchen.

  • Swinnen Lisette
    Swinnen Lisette France
    on Aug 12, 2016

    Because I was born in Antwerp, I will include a photo of Anvers , place de meir 84 . Now there is an optician. Were you see 'Inno' that's number 84.

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