Cabinet Makeover and An Update to the Coffee Bar

A DIY cabinet makeover added a new place to store coffee items for my coffee bar.

Today, I'm sharing with you a thrift store cabinet makeover and how I styled it in my coffee bar for extra storage. I'm always on the hunt for good pieces of furniture at thrift stores and this small cabinet is probably one of my favorites of all time!  It is narrow, on wheels, and has a beautiful wood detail on the front. As ugly as it was when I found it, I knew it would be the prettiest little piece when I gave it a good cleaning and painting!

Let's take a look at the before pictures of this piece. 

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After a couple of coats of white chalk paint (LINK) and using sandpaper to distress the piece, it looked like a brand new piece!

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I feel like the paint enhances the beautiful features such as the wood carvings, wheels, and ledge on the back.  I used the same hardware from the original piece.  After painting, I sealed it with a clear wax (LINK)

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It fit perfectly next to my coffee bar and provides me with extra storage for mugs below and spoons and other utensils in the drawer.  I topped it with a DIY faux topiary that I made.

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I love this little area.  I definitely put it to good use each day!  My Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker makes single serve coffees, espressos, lattes, and mochas (LINK)! It has a frother built in which is a great feature.

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Do you have a coffee bar set up in your kitchen?

XO,

 

  1. […] For this makeover, I used this removable wallpaper NuWallpaper (LINK) from Lowes.  The little white cabinet was a thrift store makeover!  You can see more about this update here (LINK). […]

  2. Halina says:

    Love this coffee bar cabinet design idea. I really want to make the same cabinet for my coffee place because it looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this great article.

  3. Juliya says:

    These DIY ideas look so beautiful and attractive. I love your coffee bar design. Thank you for sharing these amazing ideas. I’ll surely try it at my coffee bar.

  4. Aisha Dey says:

    Wow; Really good ideas. Thank you for sharing this blog.

  5. Great updates. I love renovating kitchens and I like adding newer appliances and tools that I know will help in improving the function and appearance of the kitchen.

  6. Portella says:

    Awesome and informative as usual! Thanks for all the work you’ve been putting in.

  7. Hello Amy. A nice DIY project you have shared. The coffee bar is looking really wonderful.

  8. Dear Amy, Such clever DIY ideas. You are a very talented young lady. I am also planning to make a DIY cabinet makeover.

  9. Jackson says:

    Thank you – I’m just getting ready to paint my cofee bar, and this was all very helpful information!

  10. Justin says:

    This is awesome! I loveeee coffee, I hope I can have a coffee bar or something like this in my home!!

  11. What a nice addition to your coffee bar! It adds a great vintage touch to the simple design and it’s always great to have a piece of furniture with a story behind it. Nice find!

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