My new upstairs coffee bar is a game changer. Here’s how I put it together.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

We went through a nearly complete home update a few years ago: New flooring, paint, furniture, appliances – the whole works.

And I hated every minute of it.

I like things to be tidy and in order so to have our home turned upside down for months on end was exhausting.

One of the last things on our to-do list was giving a little love to the upstairs, particularly the game room where the furnishings needed some freshening up.

I mentioned this to my friend Jennifer who has an eye for design and works at Adobe Interiors in Fort Worth. If you have never been to this remarkable furniture store located right off Bryant Irvin Road, you’re missing out.

Jennifer suggested that I make a coffee bar upstairs for overnight guests.

I loved the idea so she helped me pick out a heavy buffet table from the Adobe, then I began putting a few of my other favorite things in place: A Nespresso machine, coffee mugs with inspirational sayings and a candy dish filled with my late father’s favorite snack – Jelly Bellys.

I added a lamp, creamer, coffee sign and spoon that says, “You’re awesome. Keep that sh** up.”

(Tacky, I know, but I really love that spoon.)

I bought a cute jar to keep packages of almonds and Kind bars for those early morning or late night munchies and I filled the bottom shelves with bottled water, additional snacks, wine glasses and a couple bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.

(You never know when your guests might need something stronger than coffee.)

It was simple and relatively inexpensive and changed the whole vibe of the room.

I plan to add festive touches like flavored coffee and creamers, themed mugs, candies and other knick-knacks during Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you have a spot in your home you aren’t sure what to do with, consider making a coffee bar. It’s deliciously fun.

Be sure to stop by a few of my favorite local stores like Frames Etc, Julianne’s and Blue Flamingo to find your perfect touch.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com