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

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

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

  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.

    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).

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

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

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

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


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

  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. Hugs, Marty

  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. :)

    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!

    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. ;)

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

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

    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.

  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.

  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}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

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

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

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

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

  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?

  17. Love how you put it all together


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

  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!

  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!!

  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.

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

  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!

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

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

    Have a great day

  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: I live in MA and it's nice to meet someone kind of close by. Warmest Regards,

  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.

  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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