You know how I mentioned that I have a tendency to do projects at my friend, Emily’s house… Fall in love with them… And then re-create the project in my own house?
Yeah… Guilty again.
My coffee bar is no exception. That goes for the upper cabinets anyway…
We already had this buffet that fits PERFECTLY in this space. It actually belonged to Handsome Man’s great-grandparents. I got it from his grandpa’s auction before we were even “official.” We were “just friends” at the time.
Didn’t THAT work out well?? 🙂
It was soooooo empty up there though…. and all that storage I was missing out on…. I was totally itching to re-create Emily’s built-in coffee bar!
And yes, unbeknownst to me, I was photographing my terribly attractive blue pj’s with clouds all over them. Sexy, right? 😉
You guys must think I never do anything!!! All these pictures of Sam working oh, so, hard. Honest! Right before I took this picture, I was holding those cabinets up by myself while Sam screwed them into place! Haha!!!
I’ll go ahead and mention… Even though I don’t know a whole lot about this part…
When he was screwing the cabinets together, he mentioned that you should always drill pilot holes so the cabinets don’t crack and something about he was screwing at an angle because it actually gives more support.
That, and those were the only finish screws we had on hand and we didn’t want to make a trip just to get more finish screws. lol! They were a shade too long, but if he put them in at an angle, they were perfect! My man is so smart. 🙂
4 little cabinets, all in a row! Now bring on the paint, baby!
We finished off the sides and underside of the cabinets with bead board. We also inserted 1x’s on the underside between the cabinets and the bead board for the cup hooks you’ll see later
You know the drill…
2 top coats…
We added an old scrap 2×4 up top to attach the crown molding to.
The crown molding TOTALLY finishes it off! It looks AWESOME!!!
A post on how to install crown molding coming soon!!!! 🙂
Look!!! It’s me!!!! And I’m working!
That’s my arm screwing in cup hooks for out mugs to hang on.
This built-in coffee bar is ready to roll, baby!!!
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