Friday, April 26, 2013

Yard Sale Coffee Bar

I hit my first yard sale of the year, and I struck gold.
I have been wanting to create a coffee bar for a while now.
I have been inspired on Pinterest by the many beauti
ful ideas.
I knew what I wanted, I just had to find it -
at Goodwill, or even better a yard sale.

I found exactly what I was looking for.











 I found this beat up kitchen cart for $10.
I  brought it home and sanded it down.  
I used a hand sander using 3 grades of sandpaper.




Then I stained the whole thing using Minwax,
Country Pine.
I didn't take photos of the whole process because 
it was too messy and my hands had stain on them.


I already had this old crate (on the left),
and I sanded it down and stained it too.


Then  Brian mounted it to the wall.




I filled the coffee bar with things I already had around the house.
I took this lantern from the family room.


These Pottery Barn dishes and chargers were a gift from my husband and children for Christmas this year.







The brown Transferware is from a beautiful set I found at a yard sale last summer for $20.


Everything with this little metal label is from Marshalls.
Most of it is borrowed from my daughter's collection.





 



 I played around with different accessories until I found the look I was going for.





 And this is the final result.





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41 comments:

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    1. I just love these mugs Ceekay. And the price couldn't be beat.

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  2. Perfect, what a score for $10 and you did a magnificent job putting it all together:)

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    1. Thanks Dawn. It is exactly what I envisioned when I was searching to the main piece.

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  3. I love it...looks great!! I have those same pieces with the metal labels from Marshalls. I'm waiting for yard sales to start around here...which should be within a couple of weeks.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Don't you just love a yard sale Cindy! Love these pieces from Marshalls and they were so affordable (although I "borrowed' most of them from my daughter).

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  4. I love that little area! The wood on the shelf and the cart are perfect! Love it!
    Susan

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    1. I love it too Susan. I can't stop staring at it! Lol

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  5. What a great find for $10!!! Always love deals like that. It all looks great.
    blessings, jill

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    1. Thanks Jill. I love a great deal too. Just about everything I buy is "a deal." So much more rewarding than buying new.

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  6. This is really pretty and clever idea. Love it!

    Ellya

    http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Ellya. I got the inspiration for it on Pinterst. Just love Pinterest!

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  7. Such a fabulous find, and it makes a perfect coffee station. I love it. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me party that will be live Monday evening. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

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    1. I'll be there Monday Marty! Thanks for the invite!

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  8. I LOVE this so much! It turned out great - what a deal! Thank you so much for linking up at "Best Of The Weekend"! So nice to "meet" you!
    xo, Claire
    PS: I see you are in NH - we're in FL but my Hubs was born and raised in Boston so we love getting up to NE whenever we can. :)

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    1. Hi Claire. Thank you for hosting and it is great to meet you too! My husband and I were both born in Massachusetts (along with about 90% of New Hampshire residents). I went to college in Boston and lived on Commonwealth Ave. Boston strong!

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    2. Yesss - Boston strong!!
      And I just realized I didn't write back and let you know you were featured {not to mention the most clicked on!!} last week. God bless my sweet little addled brain. ;) http://alittleclaireification.com/2013/05/02/best-of-the-weekend-fabulous-features-week-1/

      Thanks so much again for joining the party! Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome ideas. xo, Claire

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  9. I love the look you created. It gives off a farm house look in your room. Love your curtains too! Just beautiful.

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    1. Hi Kathy! The curtains were from a yard sale too. They bottoms anyway. I made the valances out of some leftover white burlap so they are a little short. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Oh my god, I have total kitchen envy. I WISH I had a little coffee bar like this instead of having my coffee maker crammed next to my kettle/breadbin/spice rack/weighing scales. Also, this is a really good example of how you just can't beat a good piece of solid wood furniture. Great job, here. Love it.

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  11. Amazing set up! Love that island. I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-6.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  12. I just love this, thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I LOVE it! Now if I could just find a place to put one!! :)

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  14. What a great coffee station, it looks great! I love all the things you filled it with!

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  15. I love it..Now I want one!! Just don't think I have a place to put it. Hmmm
    Denise

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  16. I think that turned out amazing! The cart looks perfect with the old crate mounted above it! Makes your morning brew so much more enjoyable, right?

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  17. Love how you put it all together

    blessings
    barb

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  18. I love both pieces, and you have everything so perfectly arranged, it all looks great!
    catching you!
    gail

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  19. What a perfect price! I love a good yard sale find! You did a great job putting your coffee bar together! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Happy weekend Nicole!

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  20. Wow, what a fabulous find, and it is the perfect coffee bar! I love it. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Happy Friday!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  21. Your coffee bar looks like one that you'd find in a bed and breakfast. I love what you created!

    I found your post from Richella's party.

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  22. What a transformation...you did a wonderful job revamping it and then using it for this beautiful coffee bar area! :)

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  23. You did such an awesome job on this!! I am featuring it on BWW today!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week! Your home is so lovely! So glad you linked up!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  24. Your coffee bar is WONDERFUL!!! The white and transferware look great against the nice wood finish. Love it!!
    Mary Alice

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  25. Love your coffee bar. I`m your new follower

    Have a great day

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  26. Hi, this is the first time I have visited your blog and it is really lovely.. I love your coffee bar...great decorating. I am now following your blog. Would you take a moment and follow me right back to mine. I have a website and blog called: babiesbridesandlavender.com I live in MA and it's nice to meet someone kind of close by. Warmest Regards,
    Diane

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  27. So lovely!! I found you on Pinterest this morning after looking for inspiration pictures to create my own coffee bar. I love how you found the main piece and then shopped your house. Much more affordable and much inspiration. It's a refreshing spot.

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  28. Really great job, love your pictures too. We linked to your post (and thanks for mentioning Goodwill as a source for furniture finds)!

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Gloria