This was a decluttering project I was looking forward to back in August. My husband built me a coffee bar as a sweet way to say he loves me, and to care for me, since sometimes those mornings, (middle of the nights) are hard for a new mom.
I love this coffee bar, and collected things for it for over 6 months, waiting for the day it was finished. Only 2 days after it was completed, my kitchen water pipe blew, and the project had to be rebuilt. Well, I am excited to say that it is back in order, and while we have more to do, these shelves are ready for use.
While the kitchen was being put back together, I stashed a bunch of things up there waiting for today’s project: Decorating my coffee bar.
I started by pulling off all of the coffee cups, tea pots, and glass jars and cleaning them.
I picked up the glass jars at Hobby Lobby last month for only $5 a piece. After I cleaned them with white vinegar, I filled each one with my most reached for ingredients: tea, sugar, cocoa, marshmallows, and K-cups.
Eventually, I will be switching away from k-cups and going strictly to coffee beans, but until this is finished I use k-cups once every day.
Here are my finished shelves:
The top shelf had already been simplified and decorated for now. I may move or get rid of the cobalt jars later as I have no use for them, but I am waiting for my kitchen to be totally finished before making that executive decision. I prefer clear jars for storage. If I don’t see what is in the jar, I will forget about it and won’t use it for months (and even years in some cases, haha.)
The last thing I decorated my shelves with was these two Pinky Up Cat mugs. My husband got me these for Christmas with matching tea bag rests, and I love them.
It has been difficult going through a major remodel, but I am so happy that I can now decorate my home. I may not have gotten rid of anything today, but I found a place for all of my favorite things. Now, every time I look at my coffee bar and those shelves I smile, and truly that is the purpose of home decor.