I've always wanted a coffee bar in my house. I never liked coffee as a teenager, but when I started college, I found a job as a barista in the campus coffee shop... and so my love affair with coffee began. Thankfully, I have significantly reduced the amount of coffee I drink these days compared to how much I drank while working in the cafe. But coffee and I still have a pretty strong relationship. We own a coffee pot, a Keurig, and a small espresso machine, and we have about a zillion coffee mugs that take up precious cabinet space, so a dedicated coffee station has been high on my priority list. When we decided to makeover our kitchen, it was the perfect opportunity to create a cute little coffee bar! And on a budget thanks to the unfinished furniture available at Ikea! Check out our simple Ikea hack plus all of the coffee bar essentials hidden in those drawers!
, by Nicole Brzuchalski