Since my coffee habit went from a once-a-month shopping treat to a full-blown own-a-coffee-pot-and-have-at least-a-cup-every-day situation, I decided to create a space in my kitchen dedicated just to this addiction. I saw this inspiration…where else?…on Pinterest…
Super cute, right? (The shelf above the cabinet is from Hobby Lobby, who posted this picture.)
While I loved the shelf, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d do with all the little “cubbies”, and it was more than I wanted to spend, even on sale or with a coupon. I had an antique wash basin that I had repainted and was using for kitchen storage. I decided to repurpose it, get the decorative things off the top and make it more functional (which helped clear off some counter space in the kitchen). I used the bottom part of a wine rack that I got second hand from someone on Facebook to hang the coffee mugs (cleared space in the cabinets, too!).
I also use the wine rack for wine (the top two rungs at least), but currently the only bottle in my possession is in the fridge awaiting guests that are coming this weekend!
I found these cute canisters on clearance for $20 at JC Penney online. Love that with the chalkboard fronts I can label the contents. The cream color matched my little cabinet and the mugs perfectly!
I got a placemat at Wal Mart to keep the coffee pot on and to minimize the mess on the cabinet. The brown blends in nicely with my curtains and doesn’t stand out, and is washable so that I can occasionally clean it (which I need to do). Inside the cabinet I have miscellaneous kitchen items that I only use when entertaining (salad tongs, spreaders, etc.) and kitchen linens.
I added this basket that held contents of a gift from a friend in order to store my coffee syrups (and the occasional bag of coffee).
It takes my guests a bit to realize where the mugs and coffee are, but I have really enjoyed having the coffee pot off of my counter, and think the space turned out really cute (and functional)!