I’m SO EXCITED (sorry for yelling) because this is the first truly completed space in my home!!!!!! This is our first big reveal! Today, I’m partnering with Delta Faucet to show you how I gave this little coffee bar a fresh new look. You probably know but Delta is my go to faucet brand and we’ve had them in our past homes so we knew they’d be perfect in this space.
Before we dive in, though, I have to remind you how it looked just a few months back when we purchased the home.
This is kind of an interesting room setup. It’s a bedroom that has its own bathroom with a second small room attached. The second room is where this little wet bar is. It was pretty clearly meant to be an “in-law suite.” For our purposes, I knew immediately I wanted it as my office and I LOVED the idea of having my own little fridge for beverages and a place to make coffee while I am working. Immediately, I started thinking about how to make this little nook extra special!
Here’s the after!
I took this photo with my phone to get the same angle (all the rest of the photos in this post are by my photographer, Amber). The color above is also more accurate to real life in these photos, specifically the cabinet color, which is “Smoke Bush Rose” by Behr.
The first big change we made in this room was new flooring. As you can see from the before photos, this room was previously carpeted. Next, we removed the upper cabinets. I knew the storage beneath was sufficient and I wanted to be able to display my mug collection above the coffee stuff. We ended up painting the existing bottom cabinets and swapping hardware (we do this often and it saves a lot of money). I picked my first statement tile (I have a whole post about the tile coming soon by the way). At the last minute, I was so nervous that I almost backed out and ordered white tile, but I went with my heart and got a matte peachy-toned star and cross-shaped tile. As soon as it started going up, all my nerves were replaced with joy. I love it SO much.
We added a single shelf with hardware purchased from Etsy. Collin installed a butcher block counter for us and white washed it. He also installed an under mount sink. I picked a retro style fridge that was surprisingly affordable. And, of course, we installed my beloved Delta faucet in Champagne Bronze—my dream faucet! I will probably use these in my whole house.
This faucet has Touch2O Technology, which means you can gently tap it on and off. It’s also really beautiful, like so pretty, right? I had a similar one in our last home for five years, so I can attest that they really last. It looked as new and beautiful on the day we moved out as it did on the day it was first installed. The pull down feature is perfect for a kitchen or bar top, making it super simple to rinse or wash items.
I’m so happy with how this little nook came out! It’s functional and beautiful too. I am so excited to fill those drawers up with work snacks and move in. I’m excited for all the memories I will make in this room—career milestones, art projects with our girls, and endless DIY projects.
OK, who wants a coffee or a snack?? :))
Thanks so much for following along! I had so much fun working on this coffee nook. I will share more wide shots of my office as it’s completed. I am currently waiting on a wallpaper appointment … it’s going to be so cozy and most importantly, organized and functional as well!
Sending love to all of you! I can’t wait to share more soon! Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Kelly. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.