Blank Space turned Beverage Center

At long last, our finished beverage center! (Click here for some before pics and more info.) As you will see, rather than the rustic shelves I had in mind, we went with closed cabinets. We have a small home and I cannot stand clutter, so this won out as a way to increase storage without displaying it. Ikea no longer offers the cabinets we have in our kitchen, which at first seemed like a huge hurdle. How would we ever match them? Well, there’s no way, so better to do something COMPLETELY different so it looks like you meant to mismatch. Here are some schematics I worked up to give me an idea of how things might look:
beverage center schematics

Our cabinets in the rest of the kitchen are Ikea Adel Medium Brown (we LOVE Ikea cabinets). The cabinets in the schematic above are Ikea Brokhult. They are grayish walnut (!). I fell in LOVE with the chalk painted doors, but was overruled in the end.

So, here it all is today:

new beverage center

new beverage center butcherblock counter beverage centerHere are those wine bottle racks. (Three shown above). And our elevated dog bowls.

new beverage centerMore on our butcher block countertop here.

And just to keep it real (did I mention how much I can’t deal with clutter??):
new beverage center

More sources: refrigeratormortar and pestle, cookie jar filled with dog treats (or here at Target – much cheaper!), coffee maker (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE, see why here), lemons, limes,  cutting board, little yellow pompoms from etsy which I glued onto green floral wire and put into a cute little bottle,  and a wine cork that says “save me san francisco” which I framed but have yet to find a place to hang.

So there you have it! Thanks for following along!

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