The Littlest Funk blog: Coffee is my Love Language | Our Coffee Bar

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Coffee is my Love Language | Our Coffee Bar

If you know my husband and myself, then you know that we have a serious love for coffee.  Before kids, I would drink coffee all day long!  I would switch to water throughout the day, so you know, my kidneys wouldn't shut down, but for the most part it was coffee.  Now, I still love my coffee in the mornings and in the afternoon since having kids, but I learned to cut back while pregnant/nursing and haven't progressed back to 8 cups a day.  I know what you're thinking...#momlife #needcoffee, and I do, but if you're a stay at home mom, then you also know that I warm up my coffee 8 times a day, so it's basically the same thing. Right?!

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Anyhow, on to the good stuff; a DIY coffee bar!  My husband and I had a blank wall near our kitchen and for about a year after purchasing our home, couldn't decide what we wanted to do with it and my husband was itching to do yet another home project.  When we decided to start a budget, we quickly realized the ridiculous amount of money we were spending on coffee, and well, problem solved, we would build our own coffee bar!  Kind of defeats the purpose of starting a budget, but we are saving money in the long run.

 Now, don't get me wrong, I love a good sugary drink from Starbucks and a good cup of coffee from Dunkin, but it's been so much fun to create our own drinks using Torani Syrups.  My husband especially loves to entertain our guests and he's quite the barista :)


Our chalkboard wall is just a piece of ply-wood that we spray painted with chalkboard paint and then screwed into the wall.  The art work was done for us by a friend while we were on vacation.  It was a nice surprise to come home to!  It's so fun to have our own little logo!  We even had custom coffee sleeves made and believe it or not, it was pretty inexpensive!


For us, we decided if we are going to create our own coffee bar, we are going to go all out.  Of course, you can create a smaller version of this.  If so, I would definitely recommend The Ninja Coffee Bar.  This purchase has been one of my favorite additions to our coffee bar and I use it a lot.  I can make a full pot of coffee, half a pot, travel size or just a single cup.  I use it the most for iced coffee and it's so good!

My husband, on the other hand, loves his café americano and invested in an espresso maker.  There are so many different types out there that do different things and they can actually get expensive, so I wouldn't recommend getting one unless you know you'll get a lot of use out of it.  We chose this one and we really like it.


Ikea is amazing and has so many options, which is where our cabinets came from and the floating shelf came from Amazon. The  burlap bags (something my husband saw on Pinterest..haha), espresso cups, round wood slab and shakers were all from Home Goods.  We also added a coffee grinder and our single serve Cuisinart for when we are in a hurry.

  
This coffee bar sign from Love Made this Decor is probably my favorite part of our set-up. I love that I can switch out our mugs throughout the seasons and it's perfect for our little space.  This sign would also be perfect to hang above a smaller area for a coffee bar.  Right now, you can get %15 off your purchase from Love Made this Decor using code, 'LOVEFUNK'  It's an adorable shop filled with other handmade, creative wood signs!


 Sometimes I question things that my husband wants to do, but I LOVE the way this turned out and it was definitely worth the investment!  We use it every day, sometimes multiples times a day.  If you're considering creating your own, I would highly recommend it!  If you already have one, I'd love to see it!  Post it in the comments and let me know what your favorite part/decor is!

18 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is every coffee lovers dream!!

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    1. Thanks! If one of our favorite parts of our house!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Y'all mean business! But this is so stinkin cute! Such a personal decor space to. I love it!

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  3. Alright this is so cool!!! I love that you even have the little stoppers for the to go coffee cups!!
    Angela
    www.prettyinherpearls.com

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  4. This is perfection! I cannot wait to revamp our coffee bar.

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  5. This is every mom's dream! I want to try that Ninja too.

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  6. That is truly amazing! I love how you use it to entertain too!

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  7. This is such a cute coffee bar!

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  8. this is the cutest coffee bar I've ever seen!! you guys went all out, and I can see why - coffee is amazing!

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  9. Um, I am totally jelly....That is so cool. We too have the Ninja Coffee bar, and love it :)

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  10. This looks so freaking great! Love your personalized coffee sleeves too :)

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  11. This thing is so awesome! I would love to have an area like this in my house!

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  12. Oh my gosh! Your coffee set up is AHHHMAZING! #goals

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  13. I love this coffee bar! It looks so great!

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  14. Now that is my kind of coffee spot! Right in your own home, but packed with so many good things! Extra love the chalkboard background girl!

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  15. This place is so cute! I live in a very small town and we have a couple really adorable coffee shops as well!

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  16. This coffee bar is amazing! I need this in my house.

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  17. When you want to get something special for your loved ones, you must look out for the personalized photo mugs & coffee mugs online

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