It’s Monday and nothing adds more fortitude to my soul than getting a humongous cup of coffee in me after a hard workout. Problem was that before Saturday, everything was cluttered on my coffee bar and I had to walk all over the kitchen just to make a cup.
My old vanity that I had spruced up to become the coffee bar wasn’t really grounded (aha get it) either. It looked out of place and I felt like I could have just taken it or left it as far as furniture goes.
I went to Home Depot and purchased a shelf system and a few cup hooks to make this little coffee spot into a gourmet coffee oasis.
Hanging the first shelf was pretty simple. I laid the shelf flush against the wall (as shown above) at the height I wanted it to be and marked where the brackets would be placed just under it. I used a level to make sure that I wouldn’t have anything rolling off afterwards and marked my spots with a colored pencil. I then put the shelf on the floor and positioned the brackets and marked where the holes for the screws would be drilled in. Once the holes were made, I inserted wall anchors and then permanently screwed in the brackets. First shelf done.
Once I was sure the shelves were level, the fun really began. I got my cup hooks out and marked where I wanted my mugs to hang. Getting the cup screws in was pretty hard. The shelf is made out of composite board and felt harder than wood. I hammered the hooks in and once they were in the board, I was able to twist them into the wood. My hands got tired after a while, I used a screwdriver to twist for me. I also used the screwdriver to widen out the hooks so the mugs would hang easily.
Once that was done, I wiped down the shelves and placed them on top of the brackets. Finally, I was able to hang the coffee mugs so I don’t have to walk to my cabinets anymore to retrieve them. And they make a pretty sweet display, as well.