Coffee (addiction) Station!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Okay...who has a Kurig addiction like me? This is not just a coffee addiction people...I LOVE this machine. I don't just use it for coffee, I also use it for tea and to heat water for various other things.

I've had mine for well over 2 years now and it's still rolling strong. I drink a french vanilla cappuccino every single morning. I don't really drink coffee...but I will drink the heck out of some cappuccino :)

Last year when I was browsing at a flea market I literally bumped into this little kid who was setting up a booth with his father. After apologies and such I spotted this lovely, rusty, dented, card catalog sitting on the ground in their booth. I immediately snatched it up and asked how much. You know what the little boy told me? "That will be $3 dollars ma'am". I almost screamed "SHUT THE FRONT FREAKIN' DOOR" as I whipped out my money. I think I quite literally did a happy dance right there in their booth. For reals! 

It was all green, like you see on the drawers but the top was a bit rusty. That sure enough didn't deter me one single bit. 

Initially I planned to put it on top of my wine rack and place a couple bottles inside but once I set it there I didn't like the way it looked. It does hold one bottle of wine in each drawer perfectly though! 

Since that didn't work out I just let it sit and collect dust in my craft room for many months. 

One day, while browsing Pinterest I stumbled across a "K-Cup organizer" that was super cute and it got me to thinking about how I could best organize my K-Cups in a cute/functional way and get them out of the cabinet. Enter the card catalog...

When I remembered this little card catalog the light bulb totally went off. It was a like a DUH moment for me! So I hustled it upstairs to the kitchen and started stacking my K-Cups inside.

Perfect, yes? 

Once I knew that they would fit perfectly I immediately took this thing into the garage and grabbed my favorite can of spray paint "Oil Rubbed Bronze" and gave it 2 coats to cover the rusty looking spots. I wanted to keep the drawers original so I just removed them while I painted the rest.

The drawers hold so many K-Cups. I'm pretty sure I couldn't have bought or come up with any better storage method for these, it's just perfect!

My cappuccino and his coffee are on the left and my teas are on the right. See? Perfect!

There is a couple jars with various tea bags, the large mason jar holds my creamer and the little silver jar is for "sugar" (we use Truvia) and then I added the 2 little stir spoons in the small mason jar just because they are cute.

I also added 4 hooks underneath the cabinet and hung my favorite mugs right above the machine to round out my "coffee station". I freakin' love it.

I think it's a great use of the space here and since I use these things daily it makes them nice and handy. I will eventually add labels to each drawer but still love it as is! 

What do you think? Do any of y'all have a coffee station as well? 

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