When Mr. Menace bought the antique warehouse scales, I had to locate the best place in our house to showcase them. They are so special that I wanted them where they would be seen every single day, so the obvious choice was the living room. And one thing leads to another, and a hot beverage bar is born!
See, it started like this: The pale yellow wall in the living room allows the scale itself to be the focal point. I do plan to paint the a/c vent to match the wall, so that it isn’t distracting, and also get the electrical cords corralled. That should give it a more clean and completed look.
This, however, is the finished look! But in order to move in a new piece, something had to go, and that created a whole chain reaction of events.
Mr. Menace had moved in this butcher block nearly a year ago and it was placed in the living room temporarily. So before we could install the new warehouse scale, the butcher block table had to be moved out.
This squarish block table needed to sit in the kitchen under the window. Now, you realize this means, that the table that was already sitting there had to be moved.
This long rectangle butcher block table needed to be moved to the study to sit underneath the wall of wood boxes. But of course, before THAT could happen, the loveseat that was sitting under the wooden box display had to be moved.
This loveseat was rarely used. The only time anyone sat on it was if we had company, so I decided it wasn’t worth keeping something we didn’t need for just a couple of days use a year.
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I listed the loveseat for sale on some local yard sale sites. It took about 2 weeks, but it was pretty easy to sell it, since it was basically brand new. Now that the space was vacant, it was time to move the long rectangular butcher block table to this spot.
The difficult part about moving this table was actually the meat scale that sat on top. This scale takes two people to move it. One person could do it, but really shouldn’t. So we moved it off the table and then we were able to just slide the table from it’s current position to its new position.
So now that the spot under the kitchen window is available, it was time to move the squarish butcher block table here. This was going to be the challenge.
Mr. Menace built a cart that could hold the weight and used a jack to maneuver it onto the cart. He is a master at moving heavy objects by himself.
Once I saw the table in its new home, I KNEW what I wanted to do. I have been seeing coffee bars all over Pinterest and blogs and I WANTED one. (even though I detest coffee) This was going to work perfectly!
CREATING THE HOT BEVERAGE BAR
STEP 4 Storage:
I am loving the coffee/hot chocolate/tea station! Do you have one? I’d love to hear your ideas.