Check out the DIY built-in coffee bar that’s rockin’ my dining room!!

 

 

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

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…

 

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

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?  😉

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

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!!!

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

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. 🙂

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

Clooooose up!

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

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

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

You know the drill…

Primer…

2 top coats…

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

Looking clooooser!!!

We added an old scrap 2×4 up top to attach the crown molding to.

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

The crown molding TOTALLY finishes it off!  It looks AWESOME!!!

A post on how to install crown molding coming soon!!!! 🙂

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

Look!!! It’s me!!!!  And I’m working!

That’s my arm screwing in cup hooks for out mugs to hang on.

DIY in Real Life: Coffee Bar Before & After

TAAAA-DAAA!!!!!!!

This built-in coffee bar is ready to roll, baby!!!

DIY Show Off

Read more at http://diyshowoff.com/2013/03/10/that-diy-party-7/#yMrA7RsH5mo5JrT2.99

11 Comments on Check out the DIY built-in coffee bar that’s rockin’ my dining room!!

  1. Roeshel
    March 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    That is awesome, Nicole! Beautiful work – all of that gorgeous crown molding. Love your mugs too! I’m including a link back in this week’s DIY highlights! 😉 Thank so much for sharing!

  2. Nicki
    March 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I love that crown moulding! YOu would have thought it had been there for years! Great job, and congratulations on the DIY Showoff feature!

    • Nicole
      March 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Thanks!!! Totally LOVING it and I’m with ya! Everyone needs one! 🙂

      I linked up!!! 🙂 Gonna check out your blog next!!!

  3. Rose :: Fine Craft
    March 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I gotta show this to my hubby now… ha ha… not sure if he’s up for it… Anyhow: thank you for linking it up with us. I hope to see you there again. Stay in touch! ~ Rose

  4. Ashley
    July 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I’ve been searching the lovely web for coffee bar ideas as I’ve been dying to create my own. I love what you’ve done!

    • Nicole
      July 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Ashley!!! We love it so much!!! I’m pretty sure every home needs a coffee bar! lol!!

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