I thought that it would be fun to share how the decor for the No Barista Needed, Coffee Bar came together!
The piece that started the inspiration rolling, along with the color scheme, was this painting from Greta Sandquist…LOVE it! It became an early birthday present to me from my husband…somehow he knew exactly what I wanted. 😉 Thanks honey!
I decided to bring in the teal color by painting the back of the shelves. This is the moment where I kind of wondered if I was crazy for picking this color! It seemed way too bright and I was having a hard time envisioning the end result.
Thankfully things started to come together once the second coat was applied. It also helped to scour the house for some ways to add more colors and make things pop.
I grabbed a mason jar that wasn’t being used and added some yellow candies that were leftover from our adoption party candy bar.
I also added some colorful, striped wrapping paper to the bottom of the buffet drawers to add a fun element when guests open the drawers to grab their selection. The “Green Tea” label is just something that I cut directly off of the green tea box and taped it down.
I already showed you these mugs that I found on clearance at Target but they were really a PERFECT fit for this whole thing. They gave us the extra mugs that we were looking for (with their very own stands) and added some great color!
One of the biggest thrills of this whole transformation was getting to finally take down that chandelier. A friend requested to have it if I ever took it down and I am very happily passing it along to her. I think she is a great decorator so I am interested to see what she does with it.
The day of love got even sweeter when this package that I had ordered arrived on Valentine’s Day.
I’ve shared about how our kids get shiny coins each week. Thankfully mommy & daddy get a monthly amount of spending money as well. It isn’t much, but the spending money that I had saved along with some money that my mother-in-law gave me as a gift was just the amount I needed to purchase this affordable lamp shade and not have it affect my monthly Decor/DIY budget.
A sarcastic remark is coming…My husband was THRILLED to help me install this new light. 🙂 Nothing is more fun than replacing old light fixtures in houses where the new hardware isn’t quite the same as the old. He was very kind to help see this installation through, but did let me know that…
“And this isn’t Young House Love” (a remodeling duo blog)…I know honey, I know. 🙂 But it IS their light! 🙂
I found a solution for containing trash and added another pop of yellow by scoring this little bucket from the dollar section at Target. Don’t you just love that little dollar section?!?
I also picked up this owl/tea light holder from Gordmans (love that store!)
My final purchase was a teal tray from Target on clearance for $9.08. This really helped to tie in the colors. My other supplies came from things that I already had like one of the plates from the plate rack that used to be hanging on the wall and candles from around the house. An added bonus is that the table centerpiece is super easy to just pick up and move when we have people over to play games…way easier than the previous stuff that we had on the table.
The ambiance is great…bright and cheery during the day and warm and cozy at night!
More behind the scenes…
- How to Create Your Own Custom Chalkboard!
- “The Writing On The Wall”
- The Game Changer – The Coffee Pot!
How do you find inspiration when decorating? Do all of your ideas come at once or do you like to build on things?