Café Chic at Home: How To Create Your Own DIY Coffee Bar Cabinet

Mitch Couch
by Mitch Couch

Imagine sipping your morning brew in a cozy corner of your home, next to a gorgeous beverage station crafted entirely by you.

With coffee stations becoming a must-have feature in modern homes, this DIY coffee bar cabinet is a great way to upcycle an old piece of furniture and add that cafe vibe to your home, all while freeing up precious kitchen counter space.

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Making a coffee station at home

1. Prepare the Cabinet

The first step in creating your DIY coffee station is to prepare the cabinet for the update.

Remove drawers and doors

Remove any drawers.

Beverage bar DIY

Unscrew the doors.

Coffee station DIY

And break down those shelves.

This creates an open-concept design, maximizing space for your coffee essentials.

Sand old cabinet for coffee bar

2. Sand and Prime

Using sandpaper (80 grit), roughen up the surface of the cabinet to ensure proper adhesion of the primer.

Primer application for your at-home beverage station

Apply a coat of primer to the entire cabinet.

Let it dry thoroughly.

Painting the cabinet

3. Paint the Cabinet

Choose a high-quality cabinet paint for a durable finish.

Apply three coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next one. This will ensure a smooth and long-lasting finish for your coffee station at home.

Easy way to repurpose old furniture for coffee station

4. Install Brick Paneling

Install brick paneling to the interior of the cabinet. Cut the paneling to size and secure it in place using glue and staples.

Installing brick paneling

This will give your homemade coffee bar a rustic and industrial look.

DIY coffee bar cabinet makeover

5. Add Electrical Components

Create a functional at home coffee station by installing an electrical box for switches and outlets.

Step-by-step guide to transforming old cabinet into coffee bar

Follow online tutorials to wire them correctly or call in an expert to assist.

Electrical box installation

Once installed, cover the electrical box with a white plate for a seamless look.

Choose the perfect light fixture

6. Install Lighting

Illuminate your coffee bar cabinet with a stylish light fixture. Mount it inside the cabinet for a warm and inviting ambiance.

You can find affordable light fixtures online to suit your taste.

Creative decor ideas for homemade coffee bar

Consider adding a neon coffee sign for a fun and trendy touch.

DIY coffee station ideas

7. Finishing Touches

Complete your DIY coffee bar by adding the essentials for the perfect at home beverage station.

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Plug in your coffee maker.

Adding personalized touches

Organize your coffee pods neatly using a holder.

Brew up your favorite beverage

And now you are ready to make your favorite hot brew.

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Now that your DIY coffee bar cabinet is complete, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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You've not only reclaimed an old piece of furniture but also crafted a welcoming space where you can unwind with your favorite beverages.

Creating cozy atmosphere with coffee station setup

Have questions about creating your own coffee station at home? Drop them in the comments, and let's chat!

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  • Alma Alma on Apr 18, 2024
    Where can I get that coffee sign
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    Leslie, Only 5% of our plastics in the US are actually recycled. The rest go to get burned or a land fill. We think we are recycling but the plastic industry is a big lie. Certainly not pods from coffee.