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Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station in minutes and on a budget! Includes suggestions for countertop storage and organization. 

A few months ago, when my house was torn up and we were living on sub-floor, I got the notion that it would make me feel better if I had a project. One afternoon I ended up in Hobby Lobby and spied this collection of blue and white kitchen accessories. There were plates, platters, pitchers, bowls and these canisters…plus mugs and more. It was then that I decided to put together an easy kitchen coffee station. I have actually wanted one for a few years but somehow it just never happened. Here are my best tips for making a coffee station in your kitchen without spending a fortune.

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

Tips for putting together an easy kitchen coffee station:

  • Start with a tray. Make sure it’s durable and washable. Mine is metal and to make sure it didn’t scratch the tile, I put felt pads on the bottom. The tray needs to be big enough to corral several items but it doesn’t have to hold everything. 
  • Next is the coffee pot. Choose what best fits your lifestyle. In my case, I’m the only one who drinks coffee and I usually have just one cup in the morning. My Keurig Mini is perfect for me and it fits nicely on the tray. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

  • After the pot comes the coffee. That’s where these cute canisters come in. The larger one holds the coffee pods and the smaller one holds my tea bags. 
  • Last couple of things on the counter are a pitcher of spoons, because I use cream in my coffee so it needs stirred, and a shaker of vanilla sugar

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

I took my easy kitchen coffee station a step further and hung a cup rack on the wall. It’s actually a bottle drying rack but it works perfectly for mugs and plates too. My dad hung it for me and used screws with anchors just to make sure it could hold all the weight. This little patch of wall is the only space in my kitchen that’s big enough to hang anything. I had two pictures there for years and it was high time to make a change. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

I picked up a few coffee mugs that match the canisters to pull the two spaces together. This rack was easy to hang and I like that it’s open so the wall shows through. Something heavy and solid may have been overkill. If you don’t have enough wall space for a hanging rack, I’ve provided a few links below to a countertop mug rack and smaller wall rack. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

The only changes to the kitchen since the last time you saw it are the new floors, this coffee station and a new ceiling light. I installed the previous lights several years ago at the end of a small kitchen update. My budget was completely gone so I bought the cheapest lights I could find…and I’ve never liked them. I was so happy to finally get something I like..and the bonus is that with LED light bulbs, my kitchen is significantly brighter. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station in minutes and on a budget! Includes suggestions for countertop storage and organization.

Over the years, I’ve had readers ask to see my whole kitchen in one photo. Unfortunately, that’s not possible with the camera lenses that I own. Truthfully, even if I had the correct lens, I’m not sure I would know how to get it all in. The kitchen is very small and contained. One entire wall is a window, and the other three walls are cabinets, appliances, or doorways. If I stand in one corner, I can’t even get the entire opposite corner in my lens frame. Here is the best I can do…and it’s not all that great. I did include a few more pictures of the kitchen in my Summer Home Tour if you want to take a look.

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Easy Kitchen Coffee Station Sources:

Large glass canisters | Toaster | Oval tray | Keurig Mini | Striped Vase (Urban Home & Garden, not available online) | Mug/bottle rack available  HERE | Smaller rack | Mug standSmall ivory plates | Ceiling light | Blue/white canisters & mugs (Hobby Lobby, not available online) | Similar Canister Set A | Similar Canister Set B| Similar Canister Set C | Blue wall & cabinet paint colors.

Before I go, I’d like to humbly thank all of you for your kind comments on last Sunday’s post. When I bare my soul like that it always makes me nervous, but now I realize that there was no need to be nervous. You all are the best friends anyone could ever have and I’m grateful for each one of you. 

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76 Comments

  1. I forgot to ask what kind and color is the paint in your kitchen ?

      1. Ann, I could not access the link. It comes back as an error.
        Thanks

  2. I love the first photo of the white counter with blue tile edge and the blue and white accessories.
    On my wish list is a new kitchen because mine is so small and not working. Redoing the counter tops would be great. Love the clean look.

  3. I always so appreciate the fact that you show your sources. It makes it all so much more fun and truly useful. ❤️

  4. Lisa Kind says:

    I just love your little kitchen! It looks so cozy, comfortable, and useful. In a world where bigger seems to equate to better, it’s nice to see someone making the absolute best out of what they have. Love reading your blog!

  5. Mickey Wood says:

    I may have said this before, but I love your house. It feels like home : )

  6. Ellen Crocker says:

    I would like to know about the counterparts and it’s lovely edging.How was this effect achieved? It is quite lovely. Blue always catches my eye!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Ellen,
      The countertops are ceramic tile that was installed over old formica. We just used navy tile on the edge instead of the ivory tile we used on the counters. We used bull nose tile for the edges. Hope this helps!

  7. ann, this is adorable! We just moved and I made my daughter promise to not let me ever buy another kitchen dish. But this is tempting. I’m so glad finally checked in on you since I have a lot of antique ball jars I’ve been trying to figure out where to place, never though of on top of the cupboards! Thank you. Your kitchen is so adorable!

  8. It’s beautiful! I love the blue..

  9. I am thinking of a coffee station for my kitchen. You have some good suggestions. The blue and white is so pretty and classic in your kitchen.

  10. Love the updates. Darn darn darn that I can’t buy that striped pitcher :( but I can buy that light fixture :). You’re doing a fabulous job with the blog; keep it up.

  11. Ann. Your kitchen is beautiful. Love the blue and white, so pretty. You always inspire me with your lovely decorating tips. Keep them coming!

  12. I love the setup above so tempting to copy. Thanks for the sharing, keep up the good work you are doing of raising our awareness,stay blessed.

  13. Ann–since you can’t photograph all of your kitchen at once, would you consider a quick sketch of the layout of your kitchen? That would be helpful! P.S. Blue and white — my favorites!

  14. I think I love the tiled countertops with the dark blue edges. Are they hard to keep clean because of the grout? Do you break a lot of dishes on them?! That’s what I’m always afraid of with tiled counters or floors.

    The coffee station is sweet. I don’t drink coffee but several of my family do. I have a perfect place for a drink station but it’s always cluttered with “stuff”. Maybe having a drink station there would help me keep it tidy. No harm in trying, right?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Naomi,
      Honestly, I would not recommend tile countertops. Mine were supposed to be a “quick fix” but 15 years later they are still there. It’s relatively inexpensive, especially if you just go over your existing counters with the tile. I hate the grout though and it’s tough to maintain. In fact, right now, my grout needs refreshed but I keep putting it off. Just my two cents!

  15. LOVE.
    MIGHT BE A COPY CAT !!

  16. Mila Bassett says:

    It’s amazing how little details make a big difference and elevate the whole space, yours is a perfect example, Ann.

    Also, I love your kitchen. It is very beautiful, inviting, and practical (at least looks that way:) ). I love that you didn’t succumb to the trendy kitchen designs like:

    1. Open shelving.
    2. Hiding the microwave.
    3. Marble tile and countertops.

  17. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love your coffee station and your beautiful kitchen. I’m a blue person also , thanks and looking forward to that tour.

  18. One thing I did recently that changed my whole day was to treat myself to ceramic coffee mugs made by a local artisan. They are beautiful and fit my hand perfectly, so I splurged on four. About a month before that I purchased a handmade cream pitcher from a pottery shop in Berea, KY. I rarely treat myself so this was a splurge, but it is so nice to start off each day with something beautiful.

  19. I held off on buying a Keurig until they came out with a reusable filter that I could fill with my own coffee. Did you know that 11 billion of those little plastic cups go into landfills every year? That’s not a mistake – 11 billion! We are becoming even more of a throw-away society.

    1. I would consider putting the empties in flower pots for better drainage. In really large pots, I squash small water bottles and place in the bottom so you don’t need so much dirt and the pots are too heavy to move.

  20. I love the combination of blue and white. And I always believe in trying to make things pretty. There are those who would just put the coffee maker, a box of pods and a container of sweetener or cream on the countertop but that isn’t you and that isn’t me either. I love what you’ve done here in your kitchen. The best of practical and pretty. Just looking at a pretty grouping like this makes me happy.

  21. regina jones says:

    I love the blue and white,, always a classic!!!

  22. Suzanne Hayes says:

    Perfect timing. Doing a total kitchen remodel complete with beverage station! Even the colors are what I wanted….thanks for the visual Anne!!!!

  23. Shirley Graham says:

    Love the blue especially the striped pitcher! Looks very pretty

  24. Julie Briones says:

    Nice post, Ann. My coffee station is quite small… a little ‘leftover’ counter top between a well and my fridge that really is no good for anything else. :-) I have some ideas to make it a bit more farmhouse looking, and to make it more functional. :-)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Well, this is a timely article! I’m planning a move sometime this year and need ideas for a bigger kitchen (yay, to say the least). We will be living with an unmarried son in a bigger house and I think he won’t care what I do to decorate it. (I’ve got to get that man a wife, next thing on my list.) I’ve waited for years to get a bigger kitchen and this gave me some great thoughts on what to do. I currently live in a smaller mobile home with no storage. No place to put my sewing or crafts, either. Not to mention hubby’s projects and tools. I think all my son cares about is regular meals and a reasonably clean house, that I can do!

  26. Your coffee station is very cute, love the blue and white!! Your kitchen looks very cozy.

  27. Gina@ginadiamondsflowerco says:

    I love the canisters and think I will try to find them at my Hobby Lobby. Your light fixture is wonderful and I love the photo of your kitchen. It looks like a fun place to cook. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I love how classic and timeless your kitchen looks – ! It looks inviting and charming – and the rack on the wall is perfect. Not sure how you function on one cup of coffee….we go 2 or 3 pots on a the week-ends! Cannot WAIT to see your home tour on June 1 !!

  29. Ann you did a great job, your kitchen is so pretty and cozy. I don’t know what we would do without Hobby Lobby, I can shop those aisles all day and take advantage of their 50% items. I can’t wait to see your big reveal.

  30. Your blue and white coffee station is not only beautiful, it is so user friendly. It’s so boring to constantly open doors to get coffee mugs. Very freeing to have the mugs at arms reach. And the pop of yellow utensils completes the lovely picture. You have a great eye and a soul to match. Enjoy your morning coffee!

  31. Debbie Peel says:

    Ann, I love your coffee station and kitchen. Very simple yet creative use of space. Couldn’t help but notice how very clean your kitchen is, especially the countertops. How do you keep the countertops and grout so clean and white? Love your style and your blog!

  32. Had to smile at your post as we’re currently in the same predicament with our floors. So when I get home from visiting my sis in Calif I will update my kitchen counter to help defray from the messy floor situation. Love your coffee bar.

  33. LOVE ~ Love ~ love the coffee station ~~~ imagine having EVERYTHING needed in one perfect spot ! TY

  34. Cynthia Thompson says:

    Very pretty!! So clean and crisp!

  35. Liz Bender says:

    Absolutely lovely! Your kitchen sparkles … ‘blue,’ my favorite. Thanks for sharing Ann …

  36. Patricia Lawlor says:

    I love it. Love the blue and white. Your house always gives me a feeling of fresh and lovely

  37. It’s dreary in Michigan todsy. Your post brightened my spirit and my day. Happy Sunday.

  38. Ann, it was such a coincidence that I saw you in church yesterday. During that same day, I made your Strawberry Cream Cheese Skillet Cake… I LOVED it.. I loved the dense texture of the cake with the perfectly crispy edges.. I had an 8 ” skillet and in 50 mins it was was done. I like the cream cheese favor in the crust and the freshness of the strawberrys.. Joe and I ate it with some ice cream.
    I also had a piece of it as a breakfast dessert, and I think it’s an awesome better alternative to a morning scone. That is going to be a Go To recipe for a brunch dessert for sure, but also other occasions like picnics. Not to sweet and as we are getting older, I try to watch our sugar intake and to not have a cake covered in icing was very refreshing.. again, it was great to see you, it’s been a very long time. Thank you for the fabulous recipe.. Lissa Streacker

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Lissa! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I appreciate it and hope all is well with your family…I know you have grandchildren so I hope they are doing great! So glad you liked the dessert. Have a good summer, Ann

  39. It is peaceful and beautiful. My kitchen is very cluttered. Thank you for sharing this.

  40. Love it! The best part of your kitchen is the plate rack that your dad hung for you. My dad died when I was 25 and he had helped to paint my daughter’s room There was pink paint on the ceiling and I left it there for years even when I changed the color on the walls. Thanks for sharing!

  41. I love your blue and white kitchen, very peaceful! Thank you for your helpful hints and where you can buy products. Very helpful!

  42. Candy Thomas says:

    I knew your kitchen would be beautiful because you have wonderful taste!

  43. The bottle drying rack is perfect for mugs and plates. I had not seen anything like it before…is it vintage?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Donna…no it’s not vintage but it has that “vintage inspired” look!

  44. Your coffee station is lovely,especially the blue floral canister
    and pitchers.I would love to have coffee with you Ann !

  45. Beautiful Ann! Love love love your blue & white!!! So crisp and clean. Very nice! Coffee station is just what I need…….I’m going to work on it; thanks for the idea.

  46. Sheri House says:

    LOVE your kitchen,especially your countertops. I wish I had the willpower to stick with just a couple colors. It looks so pretty. Maybe one day.

  47. Those canisters are so cute. Love coffee stations. We have a small counter right of our stove where our Keurig sits along with a revolving K-cup holder. We only add a spoonful of coconut oil to our coffee. I fell in love with your blue cabinet the first time you shared your kitchen. I convinced my sister to include such a furniture like piece in her total kitchen remodeling.

  48. I love your kitchen ideas, the blue and white theme is my favorite. The cabinet where you can display your lovely accessories is one to be admired. You must love your new kitchen area,mix sure do.

  49. Joni Rammelkmap says:

    Just signed up for your emails and wanted to tell you that I really enjoy getting them! I love your website and like that you have cute and affordable ideas! I also appreciate that I texted you with a question and you answered! That hardly ever happens! Thanks for taking the time to provide this for all off your followers!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Joni…So glad you subscribed…welcome to On Sutton Place!

  50. I love the blue and white coffee station. It looks so inviting. It would be fun to sit down for a cup with you.

  51. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says:

    This is a cute idea Ann. Love the blue and white canisters and the tray. My kitchen is small too (galley). I remember when you painted the cabinetry in blue- you did a beautiful job. I love a good cup of coffee to start my day!

  52. Virginia Jennings Hildebrandt says:

    Love it ! I also have blue and white in my kitchen . My prized possession is my blue and white chandelier made out of a t pot with cups and saucers ! When I had my kitchen redone, the remodelers wanted me to use some modern thing! , I am sure he wanted my prized possession.
    I too am the only coffee drinker, but I like to grind my coffee and I have a blue Cruiinart. I have pale yellow walls. I have a coffee station without the tray!

    1. Love to see the chandelier you described if possible ~~~ TY

  53. Charmaine says:

    Love the coffee station and the white cabinets! We remodeled four years ago, but my husband does not like white cabinets at all, so ours are light maple. I have a little “coffee corner” on a small cabinet between the stove and the refrigerator in our little galley kitchen, but nothing quite so cute as yours. Just might have to do a little creative decorating this summer, now that I have seen what one can do with just a few pretty accessories!

  54. Ann, I so appreciate seeing things you post. So cheery. Coffee and such are everyday happenings but why not take everyday tasks and make them beautiful. I bet even your cleaning supplies area is beautiful!

  55. Heather B. says:

    Ann – your kitchen is so lovely! I would love to sit and have a coffee with you! I have been thinking of making a coffee station and you have given some good ideas. And I love your new light fixture!

  56. I’m jealous of your small coffee maker. My husband insists on keep a large Keurig on the counter. I hate the thing. I use an electric kettle and make pour over coffee. If I can ever get him to part with Keurig, I maybe able to set up something as cute as your coffee station. I do keep all my coffee & tea supplies in the cabinet over top of the coffee maker so it is easy to get what we need. Thanks for sharing this adorable nook in your kitchen.

  57. Yarlette Gebarowski says:

    Love your blue and white kitchen. Great coffee station. Your home always looks spotless.

  58. Delma Beck says:

    I love your small creative ideas. Just a little change can make a difference. I’m out of town but will send you pic of my coffee corner.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Delma! So nice to hear from you…yes please do send a picture.

  59. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  60. Sandi Weiler says:

    Clever,clever! Great idea.
    I have a group of friends and we play cards several times a week at each other’s homes.
    We drink.plenty of coffee and teas. This inspires me to get it together like you have shared.

    Have a wonderful day

  61. I have a sort-of very mini-coffee station on one small counter between the refrigerator and the wall. When I say small I am not joking. Best thing I ever did and it is the busiest area of the house with husband now retired. He is a big, big coffee drinker. Yours is so much prettier!!!

  62. I’m glad you are assured of how much you are appreciated! I am thrilled that my favorite color blue is everywhere! I think this little area is a great addition to your kitchen especially since it is blue.

  63. Kathleen G says:

    Your coffee station with the blues makes it fresh and bright:). I’ve seen the bottle holder on other blogs and I like the way you style yours too. Sometimes a change in one area of your home can have a domino effect. I’ve been reading your blog for years and even though I miss your yellow/gold in your decor, I truly understand when you need to shake out the rug a bit.
    Ann, you have like mind readers and I will certainly continue to read your wonderful and inspiring blog,
    Kathleen in Az

  64. Your kitchen is lovely! Love the coffee station!

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