Momma Hen

wife & mother, creator, decorator, DIY-er, and baker.

coffee bar & repurposing wood pallets

November 11, 2011 by momm7540
I saw this image on Pinterest
The Vintage Wren
and thought to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Which, happens pretty often. People are so clever!
I found the photo a couple weeks ago and couldn’t stop day dreaming about having one of my own. I knew I needed to go shopping for a few of the items (hanging cup rack, etc.) and I knew that wasn’t going to be happening for a while (Thank you Holiday season!)
I never let the lack of money stop me before , right? You all remember the bathroom make-over (for $0!). So, After having my morning coffee , I got to work on a little coffee/drink bar of my own.
Welcome to MommaHen’s coffee shop
Drink of the day: Bubba’s hot cocoa ( bub is a typical nic-name for boys out here in the boondocks .Somehow it turned into bubba for my oldest son)
My husband despises coffee (he’s not human.) So, MH’s coffee shop also serves caffine free pepsi – his specialty  and , of course, free pacifiers!
 It’s almost like “playing house.” Adults can have play time as well, right?
Re-purposing  pallets is a huge thing right now . Which is the best thing ! Free !
At my local Lowes I kept finding these little mini- pallets. One of them had two of the slats missing which automatically made me think of a shelf. Neat !
I think, later on, I will still buy a rack to suspend my coffee cups from. I really liked that look. Then , I will hang the pallet on another wall to display some other kitchen goodies.
As far as the kitchen process: It’s going slowly. I finally got the bottom portion of my cabinets painted when I discovered my sweet little kitties using them for seats. After re-sanding, re-painting, then waxing, my son decided he wanted to add his little special touch…..with a crayon. This probably would have been okay and wipe off clean if they were completely set . They weren’t . Now I’m back to re-re-sanding, re-re-painting….
oh , the life of a momma (hen)
Happy 11-11-11 !!!

The winner of my salt-dough tag giveaway is: Comment #7 (

I linked this post up to these fun places:
Miss Mustard Seeds FFF

Furniture Feature Fridays

Funky Junk Interiors

JenniferRizzo’s link party

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9 Responses to “coffee bar & repurposing wood pallets”

  1. Wish I had room for a coffee bar,yours is so cute! Love the chalkboard.

  2. I l.o.v.e. your coffee bar. I think it's fabulous, and I love that you spent nothing. I love the chalkboard, the pallet shelf, and the way your cups look all stacked up. Now you've inspired me to spruce mine up some. From a Mama Wren to a Momma Hen Great job ; D.

  3. Ann says:

    Aren't free pallets great?! I've been thinking of something small-er to do with them and this looks perfect! I love the chalkboard with it, looks like you could do some real coffee business!

  4. Erin says:

    This is so freakin' adorable, Amy!!! If I had a coffee station like this at my house, I would be MUCH less inclined to go to a coffee shop. :) All the little touches–the chair holding the cocoa packets, the chalkboard with the “specials,” the Old Reliable Coffee sign, and of course the pallet shelf…love it! Enjoy your coffee!


  5. Amy Kinser says:

    Love your coffee bar. I think ideas like this are just great. They look great and are lots of fun.

  6. Harriet says:

    Love your coffee bar. The chalkboard is to cute. I look for items I can use for low or no budget ideas to create something. Enjoy your day.

  7. I love your coffee station –it is adorable! I want to copy this though I don't know where I would put it. I am sure it would make me want to drink more coffee–but how fun to have friends over and have this little area. Looks so inviting!

  8. I just found your post today on one of Jennifer Rizzo's past kitchen redo linky parties. I'm so glad I did! Your coffee station if fabulous. I have a built-in buffet with cupboards below that runs the entire width of our eating area. This would be a great use for some of that counterspace. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Robyn

  9. Your coffee bar is wonderful. I soo love wooden furnitures and cabinets. Thanks for sharing! -

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