Here is what the area looked like beforehand (during Christmas) Although I really liked this look I’m much more happier with the open shelves and coffee bar!
I’ve been wanting a coffee bar in my kitchen for quite some time. Once I found the side table I wanted the rest was a piece of cake. This before and after transformation was rather simple but makes a huge impact.
We started by hanging the shelf brackets where I wanted the bottom shelf and then lined up how far apart I wanted the top shelf to be. To be on the safe side I always use a level when hanging things. It was also important that at least one bracket from each shelf was anchored into a stud for stability.
Once all the brackets are secured and lined up we sat the shelves on the brackets unscrewed and made sure they were lined up. We actually ended up using a long picture off my wall because our long level was in our camper from another project that we’re working on. But, hey, it did the job! sometimes you have to think out of the box when doing your DIY!
Now that everything is lined up we simply screwed the shelving to the brackets.
And there you have it!
The hardest part in this project for me was picking out what materials I wanted to use. I ended up going with an engineered wood for our shelving because the finish matched the side table so perfectly that I wasn’t sure I could do better at matching it if I stained it myself.
Here is the finished look. I’m so pleased with how this area turned out. It was so simple to hang a couple of open shelves. I now have an area that has a purpose and looks amazing.