A few weeks ago I gave the cart away that I used for my coffee bar in order to make more room in my dining space. It was feeling a bit crowded.
Then I moved the blue hutch where the coffee bar cart had been.
Previously the blue hutch had been by the patio doors, but I got tired of pushing my chair away from the table after I finished eating and bumping into it. (Which means I rattled the dishes in it and had a few scares.)
But that doesn’t mean I don’t need a place for my coffee. That area is now in my kitchen.
Now it’s here on my big kitchen cart along with the Breville Smart Oven Pro.
I used two big cutting boards to create my “coffee bar area.”
By using a cutting board underneath and a matching one just behind it, it visually separates the coffee bar area from the Breville oven while being on the same surface.
It is the illusion of being separate. I always love to try little tricks like this.
I found the silver tray at the Dollar Tree for $1 the other day. I may paint it. It provides the perfect spot for sugar and a spoon rest. I like vanilla Coffeemate in my coffee. So that spoon rest comes in handy.
The vintage Maxwell House tin above the mug rack holds coffee filters.
I already had the coffee bar sign.
So I have everything I need in one small space.
When you live in a small home, you have to come up with ways to store and do things that use a bit of creativity. But to me that’s actually part of the fun of creating a home.
I moved my cutting boards from the kitchen cart and hung them on the opposite wall that adjoins the small hallway.
Below is the area where I make iced coffee. I don’t need much room for those ingredients.
I was putting Folgers Coffee in my iced coffee, but then by tasting and trial and error I began to leave that out. It was a little strong for my tastes.
Now I make iced coffee with almond milk, the powdered Caramel Macchiato mix and the liquid caramel flavoring.
The reason you don’t see the plastic cylinder that goes on top of the Aicok shaker/mixer is because I’m drinking iced coffee from it at the moment.
I have to say that this little $22 Aicok shaker/mixer that I ordered from Amazon.com is pretty durable.
I make iced coffee in the morning during the summer and then I usually make a smoothie for lunch with it.
If you don’t have room for a big coffee bar, don’t despair. You can create one in a little nook or cranny and it will serve you just as well.
I’m trying to look at my apartment and decide what the best use of all my space is, and then arrange it accordingly to suit my needs. It is ever changing.
I want to paint a few pieces of furniture and maybe make some other changes in my apartment, and I’m chomping at the bit now to get started. But I have to take my eyes into consideration. One cataract surgery done, one to go.
I was covering up nail holes on the kitchen wall and then spot painting over them this morning and I got a little something in my right eye. But artificial tears got whatever it was out.
I think I need to go buy some goggles. I used to have goggles, but naturally I can’t find them. I think it would be wise to get goggles before I do much more.