Hi there! I hope you enjoyed looking at all the amazing coffee and hot drink stations I rounded up last week. They really got me excited to put something together in our kitchen, so I started working on my coffee station this weekend.
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Luckily, I had the perfect place for it! Off to the side of our kitchen is a nice desk area that never gets used as a desk. I started out with this wooden tray. I’ve actually had it for quite a while, but it’s been moved around to several locations in our home. Now, it’s perfect for corralling all my coffee supplies. I decided to line the bottom of the tray with some left over marble contact paper. I love how it looks, and it will also help with cleaning up any spills!
I’ve already started decorating for fall, and I picked up these white and gold coffee cups at HomeGoods recently. If you’ve seen my Valentine’s mugs, you may remember that I love changing out the cups for the season. I will have my full fall home tour posted later this week, and I hope you’ll be back to check it out! The cup stand is something I picked up when we lived in Thailand, but I painted the top of it in a white gloss for a “dipped”look.
I like my coffee sweet, so I set up a stand to hold sugar and sweetener. The stand is from Michael’s and was originally galvanized metal. I wanted to add some copper elements to the coffee station, so I spray painted it copper, only to have it turn out more of a metallic brown color, not really what I would consider copper. So, once that had some time to dry, I got out another can of spray paint…but this time, gold. If I could go back in time, I think I would have just left it the galvanized metal. Oh well, that’s just how it goes sometimes. If you don’t experiment, you’ll never know if it would have worked. I can’t find the stand online, but it’s Wilton and in the baking section.
These syrups were on the coffee aisle of my local grocery store, and I thought they would be fun to have for a change. The bottles are half the size of what I found online, but they are perfect for me. If you don’t need a large bottle of syrup you may want to check your grocery store. The pumps are made for the larger bottles of syrup, but I was easily able to cut the straw with scissors to get them to fit the smaller bottles.
One of my favorite things about this coffee station is that I get to showcase these stamped spoons my kids picked out for me as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. I love them, and they always make me smile when I use them! They are the perfect gift for a coffee or tea lover, and you can get them to say almost anything.
I love having this k-cup holder under my coffee maker to help save on space. Unfortunately, they don’t make mine anymore. There are several similar ones, though. These trays work great if you aren’t trying to fit your machine under a cabinet. Otherwise, I think it would be too tall. If you are fitting your machine under a cabinet and you have the space, something like this would be a great way hold your k-cups and other supplies.
I’ve had my coffee maker for almost 2 years now, and it’s been fantastic. It has a carafe option, in addition to the single cup option, so if you have a group of people staying with you (like at the holidays), it’s a great way to serve a crowd.
I’m so happy to have this area set up for the holidays! We love to entertain, and now our guests can help themselves to some coffee when they’re over. I think it would also be fun to set out some containers with marshmallows and other treats to top hot chocolate! What are your “must have” things for your hot drink station?
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