DIY Coffee Bar

What do you do with a naked sidebar top?

Once I take down the Christmas decorations, this is completely and totally bare. And not useful.

I had the idea to turn it in to a coffee bar.

My regular coffee pot is in the kitchen, but I also own a Keurig and an iced coffee machine. I purchased a coffee sign, a k-cup pod drawer and some wire baskets with a gift card I had.

Shop: Keurig K-Cup Organizer Drawer, Small sturdy basket set with adhesive clips, “Good Days” sign, coffee mugs (similar), milk glass tea set (similar), Keurig coffee machine, and Gourmia iced coffee maker.

The only thing missing is a coffee grinder and a few Torani syrups. What small projects have you completed lately?

Setting a Christmas Table

Christmas will be here before you know it. Typically, we’d be planning our get togethers and deciding who to invite and what to prepare. Of course, this year, Covid has changed EVERYTHING. No dinners, no gathering and NO typical celebrations. Enter Zoom and intimate family gatherings within your bubble.

BUT. Just because your family gatherings have been drastically reduced and nothing is as it usually is, it doesn’t mean things have to be boring. In fact, they can still be amazing.

So, how do you set the perfect Christmas table?

1. Start with a beautiful centerpiece

Our centerpiece is simple but pretty. We have a rustic wood box that I made awhile back. The box is filled with vases of greenery, candles, pine cones and Christmas ornaments. There’s just something about the reflection of candle light on the glass vases and ornaments that makes the room seem so cozy.

2. Use some festive linens

These holly placemats are pretty, yet simple. Plain placemats would work well, too. The plaid cloth napkins you see are actually tea towels, but no one will ever know that if you don’t tell them.

3. White dishes for the win!

I love Christmas China but separate sets of dishes for each holiday take up an amazing amount of space. I prefer to use my everyday white dishes and spruce them up with some chargers in Christmas colors.

4. Add an unexpected detail

These sweet little wreaths were found in the Target Dollar Spot last year. Aren’t they cute? I love how detailed they are.

Even though your gatherings this year are far from what you usually plan, they can still be beautiful.

Have a beautiful Tuesday, friends.

Adventures in Remodeling: our biggest project ever!

Our playroom used to look like this.

A week ago, it looked like this:

And now it looks like this:

And all of our kitchen stuff is in one corner:

Our kitchen, which looked like this last week,

Now looks like this:

And our dining room used to look like this:

Now it looks like this:

So what exactly is going on at the Boone house? To sum it up, we are shifting all rooms to the left. The former kitchen will become a laundry and mud room that looks like this:

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And the former dining room will become our new kitchen:

And the former playroom will be our new dining room.

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We have saved money for this project for seven years and we’re beyond excited to see it become a reality.

Stay tuned! We’ve made a lot of progress but we still have so far to go!