Kitchen Drink Station

The hubby recently acquired a Keurig single cup brewer for his birthday. Originally, I wasn’t too excited about moving my Kitchen Aid mixer in order to make room for his new brew. But, after I saw how excited he was to use it everyday, I knew that I could move my mixer back and forth between uses. Even though it’s heavy.

That, my friends, is called love! :)

And since I was willing to make him feel extra special, why not take it to the next level and convert the empty space into a drink station?

Plus, we just happen to have the perfect place to pull it off.

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

I knew one of the first things our drink station would need was a mug tree. And, lucky for me, I found one for $1.50 at the thrift store.

I couldn’t wait to get it home and freshen it up with new paint!

Mug Tree

Once the tree was painted, I was on the hunt for 6 white mugs. My only problem? I didn’t want to spend $5.00 per mug and I really wanted the mugs to match. After checking out all of our Dollar Stores and the thrift/ consignment stores, I kept striking out. My last stop was Walmart and, wouldn’t you know, I found 6 mugs for $1.86 a piece. Score!

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

To make his drink station a little sweeter (get it, sweeter… because there’s sugar… ha!) I added the thrift store tray I bought a while back, found a white sugar bowl (also from the thrift store), then found these darling little buckets in the dollar section at Target! They’re perfect to hold extra K cups, and I could even label them since they had a chalk board sticker on the front.

Now there’s no guessing where to find the coffee or tea. Gotta love that, right?

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

Drink Station I The Wood Grain Cottage

And, just for fun, let’s break down the cost of the our little drink station!

Keurig- Free, birthday gift

Mug Tree- $1.50

Mug Tree Paint- Free

6 White Mugs- $11.16

White Tray- $2.00

Sugar Dish- $1.00

2 Chalkboard Buckets- $2.00

Total: $17.66

Now there’s a deal to love! And one that makes our morning routine a little easier… and sweeter! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) :)

I think I’ll go make a cup of hot tea now.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. That is the perfect place for a drink station! Love the whole thing! :)

  2. That’s awesome!!!! I love your kitchen and that spot is perfect for a sweet drink station!!! I am always amazed at the treasures people find at thrift shops!!! It’s not something that I enjoy doing, but I’m thinking about trying again :)

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