Some black paint was all it took for a dingy to dark and lovely coffee bar update. As the first steps in my breakfast nook makeover, I have to say we’re off to a good start.
Fun fact I’ve never owned a piece of black furniture. Let alone painted one black before. But, I’m so glad I took the leap! Because I just adore how it turned out.
Over the years I’ve share my coffee bar many many times. Including my annual hot cocoa bar setup.
This vintage faux bamboo sideboard is one of my favorite finds while thrifting A.K.A “treasure hunting” a few years ago.
When I first found it, it was a dingy yellow. I partnered with HomeRight for a gleaming white makeover.
The bright side is since that makeover in 2016 this vintage bamboo sideboard turned coffee bar has definitely been getting used on a daily basis.
However, years of daily use have it looking dingy and drab. The stained top from hundreds of micro spills of tea and coffee over the years was the worse part.
Dingy To Dark and Lovely Coffee Bar Update
Since this my second time giving this faux bamboo sideboard a makeover. I didn’t need to do much prep before painting. Just a quick wipe down with a slightly damp cloth.
To start this makeover I did one coat of black spray paint primer. Followed by two coats of Rustoleum flat black paint. As always let it dry in between coats.
Two days later back in the house it went. Then I wiped down the inside and replaced the old contact paper with a new gray colored contact paper.
Now onto the hardware, the black paint with gold hardware was my initial plan for this coffee bar update.
Once I got it back inside and put on the gold knobs. I wasn’t in love with the “glam” vibes I was getting.
However, I did like the new hexagon knobs I got better than the existing button knobs. In the end, I decided to go with the new knobs along with the two existing ring pulls.
Instead of gold, I went bold. And decided to try and achieve a monochromatic look by also painting the hardware black.
And wow! The finished look is even better than I pictured in my mind. This admittedly feels like a bit of growth in my decorating.
I’ve never owned a piece of black furniture before, and even as recently as two years ago I would have been completely opposed to using black paint.
One of the best part of this makeover is the inexpensive cutlery tray that proved to be the perfect solution for keeping my K-Cups Pods and sugar packets organized.
I share more info and also how to organize your tea packets in the video below. The mugs are new as well. They are a nice big size (16 oz) and were only $2.
Having my coffee bar feel “heavy” in my breakfast nook was my biggest fear when I decided to paint it black. Thankfully that’s not an issue at all!
Having a nice big window right across from this piece I think helps keep the overall space still feeling airy and bright.
Now not only does my coffee bar no longer look dingy and drab. It’s super organized now with a place for everything and in its place!
Be sure to watch the video for more info on how to organize your Keurig K-Cups for cheap. How I’m protecting the top from future spills, contact paper update, and what I’m housing in the cabinets below!
Coffee Bar Update Video
Check out the full makeover plans for my breakfast nook HERE: