|The Ikea unit that was in the dining/kitchen area now houses sporting goods in the garage.|
John was so sick of the unit in our dining/kitchen area, and mentioned that he wanted a coffee bar there in it's place. Of course my eyebrows went up. I was thinking "you want a what? There's a coffee pot on the counter and cups hanging, what more do you need dude?" But I gave it the ol' Pinterest perusal and found hundreds of coffee bars for inspiration. Now that I was seeing them, I was getting into the project. I liked the idea. John however was a little bummed that he wasn't as original as he thought.
|The island we were going to build to use as a coffee bar, picture is from AnaWhite.com, link is below.|
|Love at 1st Sight!|
|I am all about the distressed look and that wood grain! LOVE!|
|Mine! It's all mine!|
But I digress, John came and picked up the piece and brought it home for me. It is a perfect fit! We had to go buy a shelf to go above it and let me tell you picking out a shelf was a project in and of itself. I spent an entire day going from store to store looking at shelves and brought two home and John nixed both. Then John and I went out looking and nothing. FINALLY we just bought a ghost shelf from Target as a last resort, which was what I originally suggested and John said absolutely not, he hates those shelves. But lo and behold in the end THAT is the shelf he chose for it! Grrrr. Men! We moved our cup hanging rack from where it used to be in the kitchen and placed it under the shelf and viola! The coffee bar is complete!
|The initial set up|
|It's finally done! John is loving his coffee bar!|