This picture is a little old, but the bookshelf is still there.
A few weeks ago I moved our microwave that was on the counter to the top of the fridge and it was practically revolutionary. I had space on the counter! I don't know why I hadn't done it sooner. Then for Mother's Day, my boys bought me a Keurig coffee machine because sometimes in the afternoon I just need a cup of coffee and this way I didn't need to make a full pot. Love it. But now it was on the counter in the same place the microwave had been and I didn't want to give up that free space.
Cue the dresser from the thrift store.
I found this little beauty on a Saturday afternoon at our local thrift store for $35. I texted Jesse a picture and once he gave it his go ahead, I paid for it and loaded it into the back of the truck.
I loved that it was solid, the shape of the legs and the detail on the drawers.
I may paint it someday, but for right now, the white works for me. It's easy to wipe off if coffee spills on it and it doesn't stain.
I put the little k-cups into a plastic apothecary jar that I had around the house.
I printed off some free art found on Pinterest to hang above the dresser as well as making a little hoop art.
We love this little coffee bar area in our dining room. It makes pouring a cup of coffee in the morning a little bit more special and now I have free space on my counter in the kitchen!
For another DIY coffee bar idea, you can see the set up that my brother-in-law made for their small kitchen below.