Coffee Bar

Amy Farrell
by Amy Farrell
4 Materials
1 Hour

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.

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!

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.

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  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 21, 2019

    LOVE the table you used for this!! Is this an old/heirloom piece, or did you buy it? If so, would you mind sharing where you found it?? I'd love to have a piece like this in my dining area!! (PS: GREAT job on switching out to your new coffee area - looks awesome!!) Thanks ;)

  • Beth Beth on Mar 21, 2019

    This turned out so lovely!! Where did you get the wire baskets??

  • Stephanie Rountree Stephanie Rountree on Mar 21, 2019

    Fab job! What will you put in the baskets?

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Mar 21, 2019

    Quite an eye catcher and who doesn't need a great cup of coffee especially first thing in the morning. It looks great, the shelves up above are awesome for showing off some of your favorite things and love the baskets underneath. A job worthy of lots of compliments.

  • Dottie Shannon Dottie Shannon on Mar 21, 2019

    What a cute idea and so professional looking!