The first three parts came and went pretty quickly. Obviously, the reveal came later than it was supposed to. I better make it worth your while, huh? As this project came to a halt, I wasn’t feeling satisfied by the coffee bar/baking center combo. In the end I decided on separating and creating an overall much better look. Continue reading to see the reveal and tell me what you think!
This photo from Wine+Market in Lexington,Ky was my inspiration. As soon as I saw this photo I fell in love. The big giant mirror, all the bright white features, glass, warm wood tones. Love!
After I knew which direction I was going in the looks department, I got started on the bones of the project: furniture pieces.
This is the bottom of a hutch that was not only free, but was very special to me. It’s the perfect size for this project and I knew it was going to be the base of my baking center. Be sure to click through part I- III to see the entire process and find out how and why I didn’t each step.
We cleaned, painted, replaced, and added.
The mirror is my favorite part. Not only does it reflect a ton of light and make the entire space seem brighter, it also adds some fun playfulness to the space. Like my inspiration photo I turned the mirror into a dry erase style menu board.
Right now it’s a cafe+ bakery menu theme, just for fun. Later I can erase it and use it to write recipes while I’m experimenting. I can even create a shopping list. Even though the mirror started as a decorative piece, it morphed into being very useful in providing much more than a modern charm.
The bottom doors contain my extra bowls, pans, etc. that I don’t use as often. I can buy flour,sugar, etc. in bulk and store below. The drawers hold spices, utensils, racks, and lots more. I love that everything has a place without being crowded, I know where everything is, and lots of room to be a successful baker. It doesn’t hurt that it’s pretty.
I wanted to be sure and keep my most used items within reach. There’s nothing worse than getting in the middle of a time sensitive recipe, have to stop and find something, then have your recipe not turn out as well as it could have otherwise.
The recessed utensil cup is an idea that came from a pin that I saw on Pinterest. While baking I like a nice clean surface without clutter. This space still allows me to have everything that I need within reach without it being in the way or getting knocked over.
Here comes the tricky part. After getting all of my baking things together and organized I felt like putting my coffee pot and accessories, the space was way too crowded and decided to expand this project and create an entire separate coffee bar.
Come back tomorrow and I will show you how this coffee bar space came to life and how it all started with this old, particle board, hand-me-down book shelf.
When you come back tomorrow I will be hosting a giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive one 1lb bag of fresh roasted coffee beans from FRESHGROUND ROASTING.
A little about Fresh Ground Roasting:
FreshGround Roasting’s focus is first on building relationships here and abroad. Then on everything you need to make great coffee at home – beans, machines, and education.
We are three things:
1) Great Roasted Coffee with a purpose – everything starts with the bean. Without great beans, you can’t have great coffee. Great beans come from relationships with farmers dedicated to quality.
2) Equipment and Supplies – Espresso, drip, pour over … whatever you are doing to make coffee we can provide you the tools to make it even better.
3) Training and Support – Come to our coffee cuppings, sign up for a home barista class or a brewing class. Our mission is not only to provide great equipment and beans, but to teach you how to use them effectively.
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