15 DIY Coffee Bar Ideas & Projects
If you’ve always wanted a DIY coffee bar at home, what are you waiting for?! I love the fact that you can create a dedicated area for your coffee machine and coffee supplies right in your kitchen, no matter how small it may be. I have found these brilliant DIY coffee bar ideas and projects that I’m certain you’ll be able to do regardless of your DIY skills.
You don’t even have to have loads of space to make room for one. By adding a framed coffee picture or coffee bar sign to the wall and/or decorative tray to your countertop, can can give your space a dedicated purpose.
1. Short on floor space? Dedicate a countertop area for your coffee bar!
If you don’t have a large amount of floor space then use what you do have and create a small humble coffee bar on your countertop. Copper Peach Signs (Instagram) shows how it doesn’t have to be over the top and that low-key and simple can be just as good. Create more space and have everything on hand by raising your mugs off the counter using a wall mounted cup hanger.
2. Easy peasy DIY coffee bar trolley
This is probably one of the easiest DIY coffee bar makes I’ve seen so far. ‘AngelaMarieMade‘ has built this from scratch and cost her less than $50 to make. It’s so modern looking that you wouldn’t even know it had been handmade. Don’t forget that you could also keep an eye out at yard sales or thrift stores to find a second hand trolley to use for your coffee bar if you don’t have the time to build one yourself.
Or, you can simply buy one like this coffee/bar trolley I found on Amazon? No building required!
3. A dresser isn't necessarily for clothes ...
Repurposing items that were destined for the junk yard is such a satisfying feeling, especially when they are as useful and look as good as this one once upcycled! You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a coffee bar at home as ‘Artsy Chicks Rule‘ has proven. A lick of paint and new drawer handles can make all the difference in the world. Check out Facebook Marketplace and yard sales to find great deals on preloved furniture.
4. Get tools ready with this 'Build it yourself' coffee bar unit
If you’d really like to get your teeth stuck into something and make your own coffee bar from scratch, try this from Gray House Studio. They even have plans available to purchase if you’d like to make it in exactly the same way.
5. Get the industrial look!
The industrial look of metal and wood combined in one piece of furniture has become extremely popular in recent times. There’s just something about it that makes a room look incredibly sophisticated. Live Simply have done an amazing job of making a coffee station using metal pipes and wood. With plenty of photos and instructions, even a novice would be able to make this cool piece of furniture.
6. Simple but oh so practical and looks great!
Who says a coffee bar has to be large and lavish with all the latest gadgets or large? Home Is Life on Instagram has shown how sometimes simple is best. I’m loving the unique mugs and cute hanging decorations.
Speaking of mugs, have you seen these bright and cheerful mugs available on Amazon? I think they would look just as amazing hanging up against a plain colored wall.
7. DIY Reclaimed wood coffee bar shelf
Funky Junk Interiors have come up with this neat wall mounted coffee station. This is particularly great if you don’t have a lot of counter or floor space and you want to keep all your coffee bits and bobs together in one place. You also don’t need a load of different tools or time to make this functional, funky looking coffee bar.
8. Don't have time to build? Buy a ready made cabinet
If you’re not into making something from scratch, take a look at this rustic farm-style coffee bar cupboard available from FiveSixteen (Etsy). It’s sliding barn-style doors give it that homestead/farmhouse look that is so warm and inviting.
9. Sophisticated yet rustic
How about this cool looking coffee bar trolley from Fresh Mommy Blog. Tabitha’s blog page has great step by step instructions with loads of photos on exactly how to make this fabulous piece. Instead of just leaving the pipework a silver color, she used a metallic copper spray paint to achieve the brass/copper effect. I would definitely recommend checking out Amazon for the floor flanges as they are way cheaper than places like Home Depot as one reader suggested.
10. Budget-friendly pallet DIY coffee bar
No DIY idea list would ever be complete without a project or two using wood from old pallets. And in my opinion, there is nothing more satisfying than creating something from virtually nothing. Gail from My Repurposed Life finished off her bar with a glass top that she had left lying around so this is purely optional. Another option if you won’t be using glass, is to use an acrylic tray, or two, to keep similar items together and more importantly, prevent spills on the countertop.
11. For serious coffee lovers!
How perfectly dreamy is this? The guys at EspressoParts on Instragram sure mean business when it comes to coffee! Using countertop space and 2 reclaimed wood as shelves, you too can create this awesome coffee bar at home. Scour thrift stores for pour over coffee makers or make it part of your birthday/Father’s Day/Christmas wish list.
12. Functional and so easy
The contrasting colors of copper and blue are just fabulous in this make by Jen Woodhouse. This hanging coffee cup holder will transform the area above your coffee machine from ‘meh’ to funky with minimal effort. Copper piping and copper ‘S’ hooks complete the look making it super functional.
13. Ikea hack
Who doesn’t love an Ikea hack?! The Inspired Hive show us just how easy it is to turn something drab and cheap looking dresser into something really cool with loads of personality and definitely more expensive. The drawers are great for hiding silverware, coffee and whatever else you need to make a great cup of Joe.
14. Rustic farmhouse coffee bar idea
Another super cool make from Funky Junk Interiors. I can’t tell you how much I love this one! Wood pallets would work well as would any other reclaimed wood. Think old shelving, dressers, drawers etc. Keep an eye out at yard sales or for other second hand items that people are giving away or getting rid of. Old doors or gates destined for the junk yard are great for salvaging handles that could be used to hang coffee mugs on.
You can either place this coffee mug hanger above an existing countertop or make a dedicated coffee bar area by placing a trolley or purpose built cupboard underneath. Whichever you choose, it’s bound to make a great impact!
15. Farmhouse chic
Another garage sale find! Katie Hedge did an amazing job with this farmhouse style coffee bar. The sage green color lends itself to that oldy woldy heritage look and can be easily transformed from drab to glam in a matter of hours.
So there you have it! I have really had fun finding these great DIY coffee bar ideas for you. If you do happen to make one, please tag us on Instagram as we’d love to see what you’ve created.
If you enjoyed this article, perhaps you might like to read some of our other articles:
- Check out our Top 3 K-Cup Organizers. Perfect for any coffee bar that uses coffee pods.
- Find out why Annovera coffee mugs are so popular.