Behind the Big Green Door: Coffee Cart Makeover
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Coffee Cart Makeover

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Hey Friends, believe it or not we have less than 20 days until Christmas! I can't believe how fast the year has flown. Every year I host a Christmas breakfast for my little family and our parents. Our little breakfast started originally out of necessity because the Mr. worked nights so it was a great way for everyone to spend time together before he headed off to work. Also, with my daughter being the only grandchild on both sides, everyone wants to spend time with her. I figured this was the best way to get everyone together. So every year, we all wake up early, open gifts and enjoy a big breakfast together!

I like to make a big breakfast too, I'm talking pancakes, fried potatoes and onions, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast, biscuits, grits and anything else that someone might request. I'm all about making the house comfy and welcoming for everyone so this year I decided to make a tea, coffee, hot chocolate station for my guests. My in-laws are coffee drinkers and me and the Mr. love to have a nice cup too, so I figured it would be a great addition to the breakfast.

About 2 years ago I ran across a bar cart at the thrift store for $20.00. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, as far as styling and the facelift it needed so it got pushed to the back burner.Thinking about how I wanted to extend more on my family tradition by adding the drink station I thought the bar cart would be perfect!

The cart itself has good structure and bones, however, I was not too thrilled with the color and finish. The plan was to spruce this thing up and then style it to give it a brand new look. The first step was to lightly sand the wood finish.I got a small piece of sand paper and roughed up the wood so that the paint would have something to adhere to. After sanding and cleaning it I taped off all the sections that I did not want painted.

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I then began spray painting. I used Rustoleum's Weathered Silver with Hammered Texture. I wanted my cart to have a little texture to it. When spray painting you want to do several thin coats so that you avoid drips. It takes a lot of patience for me because the person I am, I want it to instantly be finished! If you want to learn patience, spray paint a piece of furniture.

You might have some drips from the spray paint. The best way to fix that is to lightly sand where you see the drips and then re-spray that area.

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After the many coats dried I added a print to the top shelf. There were some marks on the top that would not come off so I felt the print would be a good distraction from those marks. I wanted the print to be there but not there so I opted to use a white paint and a stencil. 

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Once everything dried all that was left to do was to style the cart and add some basic essentials.

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I think my new drink station will be a hit at my annual Christmas breakfast! 

For my coffee station I purchase the Starbucks Vanilla Sweetened Iced Coffee, Starbucks Mocha, and Starbucks Vanilla from Kroger. All items were located in the coffee aisle.

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Great news for you, you can get a $5 Starbucks Card e-gift when you purchase 3 or more qualifying Starbucks products. Also, you should check out Starbucks holiday offerings and their delicious coffee!

Now tell me, do you love coffee like my family? What holiday tradition do you have? 

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4 Readers Chatting

  1. I love your coffee station. I'm a coffee drinker so its nice to have a place specifically for just that. It looks great!

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  2. What a transformation! It looks so chic in that silver textured paint. Love it. I could absolutely use a nice coffee station like this especially for parties. #client

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  3. The coffee station looks great.I'd love to have one. -Sabine

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  4. I've seen so many bar cart ideas floating around pinterest, but when you're trying to drink less it's not always the best idea! love the idea of a coffee cart instead.

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