Thursday, September 11, 2014

Candleholder to Coffee Station Conversion

I'll tell you what, this has been one thrilling culinary week; I can hardly contain my excitement. What with the news of the Great Chefs series of postage stamps about to be released, and now this recent discovery at a local shop that has set the wheels turning in my brain, I can tell you. This, in my opinion, is nothing short of brilliant!  Oh, that I would have had the outrageous amount of cash in my pocket to treat myself to this candle holder cum coffee station from one of the toniest shops in the area. But, alas, I didn't, so the search is on (and, really, isn't the most fun of anything in the hunt?) for a pillar candle holder to turn into a clever coffee station. 
 The photos are not great because it was really dark in the shop, and I was trying to be discreet.  Hopefully, though, you’ll get the idea and love it as much as I do.
I am an absolute fiend for coffee (The best part of waking up... and all that.), and I love the whole idea of a coffee station. I've tried creating one a number of times, but was never particularly pleased with the outcome. This one really sends me. I love the dual purposing of things, as has been done here, and that there are just so many options.  Think of how much fun it would be to change ingredients for the holidays -- Warm spices for the fall, cocoa and peppermint for the winter, maybe some pastel sprinkles or marshmallows for the spring. The choices are endless. Which ingredients would you choose?  Do you have a coffee station in your home?  Tell me about it, and I want details!

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very clever idea! :-)

Unknown said...

Love this coffee station I imagine it was very expensive go to thrift stores maybe you can find something similar and just spray paint it.Susie

Susan said...

If you have a Kirkland's in your area, try there. I see candleholders like this all the time at my Kirkland's and they're in the $19-30 range. Also, try Pier One.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Thanks, Susan! There IS a Kirkland's in my area, as well as a couple of nice Pier One stores. I have checked Pier One, but will give Kirkland's a try. Sadly, I saw something just like this at a rather high end consignment store about six months ago, stalked it, then passed on it. Now I'm sorry that I did.

Kathy said...

beautiful and clever! This looks amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,