(Although if you did, I’d be ready for you!)
I don’t think I’ve shared much about my great love of all things tea on the blog before. I grew up drinking herbal tea when I was sick—and that was pretty much the extent of it. Until, at least, I encountered the Irish in my travels who cured everything with a ‘cuppa’. Are you sad? Come have a cup… Just in out of the cold? Have a cup! Want to talk? Let me get you a cup… You get the idea. I resisted for a while but eventually I grew to love tea (mostly good old black breakfast tea) with a passion. (My husband actually proposed to me on a tea bag label!) I don’t drink as much as the good old Irish but I usually start my day with a hot cup—with two spoons of sugar and cream, please!
My hubby on the other hand is a coffee drinker. He doesn’t much care about if it is flavored or fancy, as long as it is strong and hot! A couple of years ago we got a coffee maker that makes a pot but also makes individual cups of hot water (or coffee) which is perfect for making a cup of tea too. We really like it, but it was crammed in between the stove and fridge at our new house and it was a little cramped for all the use we give it. I decided it was time for a change.
( I actually completed this project before Christmas so it was fun to decorate this area for the holidays too. : )
So…our coffee and tea bar!
I’ve been having fun for the past few weeks getting this little area put together. First I had to re-do the dresser…then I made a sign…then I painted the wall…it was the project that kept expanding as my ideas grew. It is finally usable so I thought I’d snap a few pictures before coffee and tea get spilled all over. : )
Coffee and tea is kept in the dresser drawers and in the canisters (I still need to move more into the canisters though—and label!).
I’ve been saving up things for this from Goodwill finds and Ikea trips for a few months now. When it was nearly done I shopped my house and came up with a few more things to make it more useful and pretty.
So for now we are enjoying a little more space to make our favorite hot drinks!
(Can’t forget the sugar cubes!)
I plan to expand this area a little more to include the space to the left of it, but so far it is just an empty wall there. (I don’t have all the supplies for that part of the project yet!)
I’ll be back with more about the dresser and a few other aspects of the ‘coffee station’!
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