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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

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  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Jan 14, 2013

    I love the coffee station and thing it would definitely benefit me to have one. I am tired of always having cofffee, mugs, pot, etc on the little bit of counter top I do have!

  • Darlene Fuller
    Darlene Fuller Greenville, KY
    on Jan 15, 2013

    i can't believe this, i have been thinking about doing this same thing for awhile now,never got around to doing it, i am now,thanks to you actually seeing one has really made me want one. thanks

  • Jennifer V
    Jennifer V
    on Jan 15, 2013

    I particularly love the stencilling on the dresser. Very unique.

  • Maureen
    Maureen Santee, CA
    on Jan 15, 2013

    I love this Idea and how convenient !! its adorable !

  • Marilee H
    Marilee H
    on Jan 15, 2013

    I REALLY love this!

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