Coffee Bar Cart | Before & After

One of my all time favorite things to do is grab a coffee on a Saturday morning and hit some garage sales! Garage sales and estate sales are where I have found some of my favorite pieces in my home and usually for steal! Last fall, my mother and I came across a garage sale and I immediately spotted a metal cart. It was covered in dust and rust and my mother couldn't believe I was actually interested in it. It was marked for $3 bucks so I grabbed it and hauled tail to the woman to pay. I seen several potential options for it that my mother couldn't see but she had faith that I would come up with something cute for it. Here is a before picture of it below.

My original thought was to add wood to the top and use it as an island in my kitchen. I may still use this idea in the future but for now I will use it as a coffee bar. I scrubbed the rust and disinfected all the surfaces before moving forward. The letters wrote with a sharpie on the front would simply just not come I had to come up with a solution. I had some of this Country Living chalk paint in black leftover from another project.

I took a paintbrush and painted over the letters leaving stroke marks at the end. I didn't want to cover the whole drawer in black.

I then took a chalk marker and wrote the word "coffee" in a cute calligraphy. Here is the after photo below of how I styled it for my coffee and tea station. Not bad for $3 in my book!

I added this vintage, metal Coca Cola wire basket below to hold all my coffee mugs.

I use a regular, 12 cup coffee maker because I drink several cups throughout the my Keurig really doesn't get used anymore. I added some little spoons, napkins, and some greenery to complete the space along with my tea and sugar canisters. The drawer holds items like my coffee filters and crocheted mug holders.

I used the metal dividers below as storage for my wood cutting boards. I also hung a cute, vintage cutting board from the side. I love coming here in the mornings for my coffee. I found the clock from Hobby Lobby.

I've added a "shop the post" collection below with similar items if you love this look! Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think of this space!


The Best Faux Greenery from Amazon

I'm not going to lie, I literally cannot keep a houseplant alive for the life of me. I have even tried the simplest of plants that are supposed to be "impossible to kill" luck. Sooo I have came to love using faux plants in all rooms of my home. It's the best thing I've ever done! I've gathered some great finds from the faux department on Amazon and put them together for you! I have included succulents, herbs, spring flowers, and more! All great additions to your spring decor.
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  1. Herb Pot Cloche (set of 2)
  2. Lavender in Burlap
  3. Boston Fern in Wicker Pot
  4. Boxwood Topiary Trees
  5. Benn Grass in Pot 
  6. Faux Silk Tulips in Vase 
  7. Faux Hydrangea Flower Bunch
  8. Olive Tree in Pot 
  9. Magnolia Spring Wreath 
  10. Plant in Rustic Pot 
  11. Set of 3 Succulents in Pots   

Kid's Room Decor from H&M

I love shopping at H&M for home decor! You can usually find some great items for a low price. I've rounded up some of my favorite items from their kids room section that I know you will love as well! Shop the affiliate links below!

1. Star Wall Hooks
2. Round Cotton Rug
3. Storage Basket
4. Plush Snake
5. Batman Mug
6. Panda Mug
7. Trinket Box
8. Duvet Set 
9. Cotton Rug
10. Laundry Basket
11. Pineapple Pillow

Happy Shopping!

DIY Heart Canvas for Kids

My girls are always begging to do some kind of craft! This heart canvas is such a cute one for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day and it's super simple. I always keep craft closet full of supplies so I already had the blank canvas and the bingo daubers. 

Stocking Stuffers for HER under $50

The stocking was my favorite thing to open when I was a kid. As an adult..I still love a good stocking stuffer! I've came up with 11 gifts for "HER" that would make amazing stocking stuffers! The best part..they are all under $50! I've provided affiliate links below to all the items above. If you're needing last minute gifts for a friend, your mom, or a girls gift at a Christmas party...any of these would be perfect! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Kenneth Cole Necklace 
  2. Laundry by Shelli Segal Color block Round Stud Earrings 
  3. Plum Feathers Premium Plaid Print Infinity Scarf
  4. Bath Bombs Gift Set
  5. Chaos Hats Women's Patti Chunky Knit Pom Beanie
  6. CHOCTAW Wallet, Gold
  7. Dead Sea Mud Mask
  8. Kate Spade New York Clear/Gold-Tone Bangle Bracelet  
  9. Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes, 0.34 Ounce  
  10. Monogram Initial Notebook
  11. Art Naturals Aromatherapy Candle - 3-Piece Set

JORD Wood Watch with Engraving & $25 Gift Code

Merry Christmas friends! It's my absolute favorite time of the year! I love gift-giving more than anything. Finding that perfect gift, then seeing your loved ones smiles and excitement when they open it. This year, I have found the perfect gift for my husband. It's no secret how much I love MY wood watch from JORD...I get compliments on it everywhere I go. When I found out JORD now has watch engraving, I knew it would be the perfect gift for him!

Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover and Barn Door with Rustica Hardware

We did it!! It's been a long process but we finally have our bathroom makeover complete! If you read my post before this one, on the renovation progress, you would have learned that this bathroom is actually our master bathroom. Built in the 1960''s super small. We took the bathroom down to the studs and came up with a solution to make it appear bigger than it actually is.