This was a baking center that I put together out of an old desk and a top to an old hutch. Click HERE for the post. I painted it all black to tie the pieces together. I loved it and used it a lot when our family was busy. Our daughters are now away at college for most of the year, so the flow of family and friends is a lot less.
Truth be told...I don't bake that much anymore!! LOL. Just a few treats for my husband now and then or for something special.
What do we do on a daily basis, several times a day? We drink coffee and tea all the time. Hot tea especially on my day off.
A while ago, I swapped out the original hutch for an old shelf that stored paint in the garage. Added crown molding and painted it black. Now the shelf is larger.
Here is a picture from Christmas where I put the first, smaller hutch...on top of a buffet to serve wine for the holidays.
Back to the coffee bar...
Everything is right there at hand.
The wooden boxes are very old from my grandfather's carpenters tool box. They hold cocoa packets, sugar packets, Keurig coffee pods and tea bags.
Black cake stand holds sugar bowls and creamer. The drawer in the desk area holds all the travel mugs for quick coffee or tea on the way out the door to work.
What are those labels on the boxes?...blank switch plate covers from the electrical department in the hardware store.
Just used scrap booking letters to label.
Another long tool box holds all the mugs. Line it with something to keep them clean.
See the old baking center sign hidden on the right...it's sad it was kicked out. I need to make a new sign that says...Hot Drinks or something.
What's the "take away" info from this post today...
Change things in your home to make your life easier.
If you don't use it or need it...change it. All the "big" things in life make your day crazy and busy, so change a few small things and maybe your day will be a little easier.
Enjoy a cup of something today,