DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

I’ve always wanted a beverage bar. You know what I mean when I say beverage bar? I mean an area with a counter that holds the coffee maker, a few cabinets to store cups, koozie’s and glassware, and a mini fridge. Think about it, most of the time that we go to the kitchen it’s for drinks. Am I right? So why not put these items in the same place out of the way from the rest of the kitchen? I know, I’m genius. LOL.  When we moved to our rustic beach cottage I finally got my opportunity to build a DIY rustic farmhouse beverage bar.DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

When we were looking to buy our rustic cottage, I knew the assigned area for the refrigerator would not work. The home was built in the 80’s and I guess refrigerators were smaller then? I say that because the place the fridge was supposed to go would not fit our current fridge. Our current fridge would have stuck out waaayyyyy into the middle of the kitchen area. It was just awkward. What could I do with that space? It was time to do a little kitchen refiguring.

There just so happened to be a bare wall across from the kitchen where I could move the fridge. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

I didn’t want the fridge to sit alone on the wall and look out of place, so I realized this might be my opportunity to create my own  beverage center!

I was excited, thrilled for a little kitchen redesign, and frustrated because I realized after moving expenses we might not have much money to create this new beverage bar.

Time to get creative!

As far as my beverage bar; there are a few items I had to have to make this work.

  • countertop
  • mini fridge
  • cabinets

I was able to find a great deal on two cabinets on the Facebook Marketplace.

Facebook marketplace has become an obsession for me lately. I love to look at all the stuff for sale and see if I can find a steal. I rarely buy anything, but I think it’s fun to find great deals.

Speaking of great deals on the facebook marketplace, kitchen cabinets are for sale daily. If you get lucky, you will find someone giving them away for free! No joke. I’m a little worried the marketplace might put places like salvation army out of business! Hmmm, hope not.

Let me show you the cabinets I found.DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

These are the cabinets I found on Facebook Marketplace. I purchased two of them for $100. The picture above is showing these cabinets new from Home Depot. They are originally $99 each, which still isn’t too bad. They come unfinished, and you have to paint them.

I had my cabinets, I just needed a mini fridge and the countertop.

We already had a “wine fridge” on hand, and decided to use it for the meantime.

A little side note: when we were placing the two cabinets on the wall, we made sure that the space for the mini fridge would accommodate any size. We knew we didn’t want to keep the wine fridge forever, so we needed to know that another fridge was interchangeable. 

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar


My new little DIY beverage bar was starting to take shape!

The wine fridge didn’t look perfect, but we can’t have everything right?

Next on the DIY beverage bar list was painting the cabinets.

I originally thought about staining them to match the rustic beams, but I couldn’t get the stain color to match, so I went with white.

Another side note about these DIY cabinets; the cabinets come unfinished on the sides and the base area. After you’ve configured your cabinets the way you want them, you can purchase already cut baseboard wood and side panel wood. I used a nail gun to install them.  Afterwards, you paint and finish them the way you want to!

The last thing I needed to create my beverage center was the countertop.

I was a little nervous about this part. 

I called the granite guy that installed the granite in the kitchen to give me a quote for the existing granite….. $900.  Le Sigh

I thought about making my own piece of wood for the top. But I really wanted a nice piece of granite to sit my coffee pot on for my coffee bar!

I realized if I was going to have my counter top anywhere in the next few years I needed to find a scrap piece of granite. And that’s just what I did. I scored a beautiful piece of granite that was a remnant for $350. That price included install and everything.

Don’t ever give up thinking you can’t make your dream design come true because of budget. Shop around and ask around, there is always a budget friendly solution. I completely renovated my last kitchen (and it was a big one) for under $4,000.

A few finishing decor touches, my Keurig Coffee pot and this space was done!

I’m so thrilled to have my own coffee bar and beverage center now.DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarDIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarDIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarDIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarDIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarI’m so pleased we were able to complete this rustic beach cottage beverage and coffee bar for under $500.


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17 thoughts on “DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar

  1. How tremendously clever! And really do-able for most of us. I like that you used that marble top to give it some extra oomph. Our second hand home store always has a lot of cabinets at budget-easy prices. No need to buy something already made. Great DIY!

  2. It really turned out great and looks perfect in that spot! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Wow, you did a lovely job. It is always a wonderful feeling when you get it all done and it is exactly how you want it.
    Stop by Over The Moon Party since you are being featured.

  4. Just what is needed a beverage bar to cool us off during these hot summer months. Lindsey your post is our most popular over at Sweet Inspiration, Congratulations.

  5. What a wonderful idea! Everything looks so tidy, stylish and appealing. Your DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage Bar would make a great addition to any home. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning and sharing.

  6. I love the idea of a beverage bar. i can’t wait to get started on one. I have the perfect spot.
    I just hope mine turns out as great as yours did!

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