Our DIY Coffee Bar With Thrifted Cabinet

I get so excited about a good thrifted find, and this old cabinet turned DIY coffee bar that I found on Facebook Marketplace is no exception.

What I really liked about it was that it was already painted a color I liked, and I love the dark wood top. Originally, I was looking for a small console table for our front entryway, and I thought this cabinet would work well. However, when I go it home, it did not fit the intended space AT ALL.

Great cabinet, terrible location.

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I was determined to use it somewhere, but everywhere I tried fell flat. Until I got a sudden inspiration to try it in place of our current coffee cart- something I’d always wanted to replace!

Coffee Bar: Before

I haven’t been a fan of the kitchen cart we’ve used for our coffee bar, because it doesn’t match well in the kitchen. Our countertops are butcher block and black leathered granite, and the metal top of the cart looked out of place. It also had open shelving, which for me doesn’t work well as it adds visual clutter and often gets messy (our toddler likes to move things around!)

This was our previous coffee bar, and the wall color before I painted it SW Evergreen Fog.

It did the job, but it didn’t look great.

Coffee Bar: After

I moved the thrifted cabinet into place, and immediately loved it! It matches well with the earthy tones I’m going for in our kitchen, and I love how well it vibes with the rest of the kitchen. You can see the two different countertops here, and how well the cabinets fit in with them.

I also love that most of the coffee bar items are stored away in a cabinet and out of sight!

For the rest of the DIY Coffee Bar, we added these shelves we found on Amazon, and I use this mug stand to display our favorite coffee cups.

Our kitchen is one of the most recent remodel projects in our older split-level home. While I love the more modern design, I like to mix older furniture in to add warmth and interest.

A few weeks ago I painted this wall SW Evergreen Fog. I like the look of the darker wood with the neutral green.

And speaking of coffee, we LOVE our Jura. It was an investment, for sure, but its been well worth it. Daniel and I are big coffee drinkers, and we get a lot of overnight guests who enjoy the ease of the machine and the great coffee it makes.

I’m so pleased I was able to find a place for this thrifted cabinet, and that it complements our kitchen so well.

DIY Coffee Bar Cost Breakdown

Thrifted Cabinet: $70
Shelving: $19
Coffee Mug Stand: $18
Jars: $20 at TJ Maxx
Jura: Too much- but any coffee maker would look great here. 😉

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