Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inspiration Tuesday, take one!

Happy Tuesday! I am very excited to start this new tradition:

If you go back to my post LAST Tuesday, you can see my explanation of what I'm trying to do.
Basically, we live in cool times. The internet keeps us connected with friends near and far through social media, blogs and email. The internet also provides us with a website of endless inspiration and ideas: Pinterest. To me, the trap of Pinterest is that people don't do anything. They mindlessly pin away, but don't actually DO or MAKE or COOK the things they are so inspired to pin. 
This is not just an observation, it's is a personal conviction that I am changing as of now. 
Inspiration Tuesday will include photos, blog posts, or messages from friends that have inspired me to move to action. And I actually have two blogging friends, Ashley and Stephanie, that 'inspired' me to create a link up. I wasn't really sure how that worked. Okay, honestly I'm still not sure how it works. So if I'm doing it all wrong and someone feels inspired to help me, please do so!

So here it goes, my inspiration from last week. And really, I have been wanting to do this for a long time. 

 A coffee bar.
I saw this on Pinterest and immediately knew it was something I had to do. So I followed the link over to The Cream to my Coffee, and made a mental note that this was in my future.

Flash forward about 4 months. Aaron and I got a house, and I moved in. Now, it's not really a house, it's more of a cottage. As in, it's tiny. See here. If you didn't click and look through, here is a picture of our coffee bar to begin with:

I'm not exaggerating, this is the ONLY space we have in our house for coffee. And we love coffee. This was not working.

So, after searching "coffee bar" on Pinterest and a quick trip to IKEA, I got to work. Now, I'm must let you know that this is still a work in progress. 
I want to stain the shelves and do a bit more styling. I pray everyday that my landlord will change his mind and let us paint. Even if it is just a fresh coat of white. But there you have it. Coffee bar inspiration brought to life! Now we have a little more space for our coffee addiction.

Next week's inspiration is fall decoration. It's supposed to be in the 80's all week here, so I need to get in the fall spirit! Link up and show me what you're inspired to do!


  1. Yaya I love it!! So cute. Now I have to get a post together so I can link up!

  2. I need to do this! Speaking of coffee... Friday! WOO:)