Updated: Dec 26, 2021
At our house we LOVE coffee and we LOVE our dogs. So, I set out to create a dog friendly in home coffee bar where the whole family can hang out in the mornings.
Here is the breakdown of how I put together this coffee bar/dog hangout in one Saturday afternoon with decor that I already had in my home.
How to Create an Easy DIY Coffee Bar with Storage
For the base of the coffee bar, I chose a side table with drawers that I had previously purchased from Wayfair that matches my home decor. I then relocated my Nespresso machine and milk frother to its new location (freeing up valuable kitchen counter space!). I chose to place the machine to the left directly above a wall plug. I then placed a large decorative basket with a coffee mug quilt I made on the bottom shelf to cover up the wall outlet.
To give it a slight rustic barista look, I added a small distressed wooden shelf that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby and previously repurposed by adding metal hangers. The metal hangers are wide enough to hold some of our favorite decorative coffee mugs.
Inside the drawers, I added Nespresso pods, coffee mugs, and other coffee accessories to truly make this a one-stop spot for us in the morning.
How to Include a Dog Hangout with Your New Home Coffee Bar
As a dog mom, it is important to me that every place in our home includes a spot for our dogs, and and our new coffee bar is no exception. Throughout the coffee bar you will find little dog tributes and functional dog supplies including:
A dachshund statute on the top shelf;
Dog bowls for easy access;
A vintage dachshund bottle opener; and
Two containers with a variety of dog treats for the pups to enjoy.
I also wanted the pups to have a soft spot to sit while mom and dad make their coffee in the morning. So, I placed one of their beds next to the coffee bar and decorated it with a soft throw and dog pillow.
And just to make sure it is clear - this spot is reserved for the pups (no cats allowed :)).
Include Handmade Decorative Wall Signs to the Decor of Your Coffee Bar
I love scouring Pinterest for home decor ideas, but I always like to include my own twist. For this set up, I made my own dog-inspired decal signs using a Cricut machine. Love these signs, but don't have a Cricut machine? You can buy AGY dog-inspired signs in the new home decor section of our shop!
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