Tuesday, 20 March 2012

DIY Hot Drink Station...

This is a storage post.

Today I attempted to organise everything in my kitchen. I ditched the traditional 'tea', 'coffee', 'sugar' containers as I had 10million types of tea and coffee (slight exaggeration but you get the idea) and created a 'Hot Drink' station...



Here's what it looks like in the corner of my kitchen. A one stop station for any hot drink, I love that everything is on display and I can find everything I'm looking for. It also makes me feel special as it makes me feel a little bit like I'm in a hotel. :)



It was a bit of a DIY job as I made a shelf from some of the left over wood that we had from our worktop, arranged some jars on top, contained my teas in a basket and labeled everything with my Dymo machine.




Here's a list of everything I included in the jars:
  • Douwe Egberts Coffee
  • Nescafe
  • Turkish Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • A bowl with tea spoons and a tea strainer

Inside the 'Tea' Basket I have many different types of tea including good ol' Tetley, Earl grey, peppermint, chamomile, Linden, Green, Jasmine, and a few random ones from Pukka.

And on the side I have my honey pot to sweeten up my drinks if I'm not taking sugar!

The jars are ones I have kept over the past few months, the one containing the sugar is a large Yankee candle holder, the two small ones are from the 'Douwe Egberts' coffees, I think one had candy in them and one is a regular mason jar. The tea basket was from TK Maxx.



I haven't fully finished yet, one can say I went a bit crazy labeling. 'Monica would be proud!'



Are you inspired to do a 'Hot Drinks Station' and what's your favourite hot drink?

I have two favourite hot drinks at the moment, one being 'Douwe Egberts' Coffee and the other being 'Earl Grey' tea.

41 comments:

Ellie said...

You are so creative! I bet your whole house is wonderful :)

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xxx

alison*elle said...

What a creative way of organizing your hot drinks, Muhsine! I drink a TON of tea but it takes up an entire shelf... wish I could put together something like this myself.

xo, alison*elle

Amarja said...

Nice. You drink dutch coffee. Douwe Egberts

Rohini said...

I love this...such a cute Idea! I'm a self confessed Coffee Addict! x

makeupwithstyle said...

Earl grey tea w/ milk is my current favorite along w/ hot milk and cinnamon! <3

Sarah said...

Awesome! I just discovered your blog and I love it! xxx

Emma D said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I like having things on display too, makes you feel like your in a shop/somewhere else. Hahaha at the Monica labelling, but they look really cool! Love this post! X

Emma D said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I like having things on display too, makes you feel like your in a shop/somewhere else. Hahaha at the Monica labelling, but they look really cool! Love this post! X

Steph said...

I love looking at your storage and organisation techniques

Daniel said...

real nice kitsch station... reminds me we need to buy sugar!

my fave instant coffee is millicano it tastes sweet to me (as much as a coffee can be sweet =/ )

i also like how you've got food in drawers. we only have one drawer in our kitchen it's really weird we only have cupboards! oh well

emmabovary said...

That is such a wonderful idea! I love these posts :)

BlushCrush ♥ said...

I am an organisation junkie, but Muhsine you need to get your butt over to mine and sort my house out pronto! Please bring Esra for a cuddle too :-) x

Sio said...

This is such a lovely idea =]
I really love tea so this looks like heaven!

BellaMama157 said...

Stumptown espresso (prepared in a Bialetti Moka pot) combined with Sugar In The Raw and milk, served over ice! I found your lovely blog while searching for a nail lacquer and am so glad that I did! I just love it and your ideas are inspiring! :)

Farzana said...

Ooh, how convinient! No more starbucks? This little part of your kitchen looks lovely and I have to say, I'm loving the quality of your photos! :)

glittermeup said...

it looks perfect , very smart and tidy !!

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CAHREMA said...

Could you make a Roomtour, if you like to do one.
I love your Ideas and you inspire me a lot. Thanks for that ;)

Much Love <3

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Amy said...

d'aww yup, Monica would be v. proud! hehe x

back for tea said...

That looks fab, I love storage posts. I'm the same I love loads of different kinds of tea so I need more than one 'tea' jar.

B xxx
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Niki said...

this is great! what adorable ideas!

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Jenn said...

such a cute idea! i love your post so accessible

xo Jenn
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Jacq said...

may I ask how to clean up a candle jar/cup after the candle is burnt down to the bottom? any tips or tricks? Sometimes I want to reuse them as pen/brush holders but don't have a clue how to remove the wax residue.

thanks in advance!!

Dragon Mommy said...

Wow, this is so creative. Looks like something you could have bought from a pricey shop!

Holli x
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Abby said...

This is a really good idea! Very creative :) x

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Ann said...

Very creative, it looks lovely. I just discovered your blog last month, and I love it!

Minnie said...

Such a cute way to store things!

Maya said...

This is a great idea, I might just do this. I love hot drinks! Hot chocolate and peppermint tea are my favs :)

sparkle beauty blog said...

i like how you have recycled those jars, lovely set up you have there.x

Eight For A Wish said...

Wow :D Lol at the crazy labelling system, but this is such a cute idea. My house, and kitchen, is so small I could never do something like this. Instead I lust over beautifully laid out designs like yours!

Devon xx
www.eightforawish.com

glamour rouge said...

Aw looks so pretty! Makes me want a hot drink station! :) x

Hira said...

This is making me crave tea! Great idea!

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Laila said...

I really I like your blog Muhsine! It would really mean a lot if you check mine:)

xoxo-Laila

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fantastic said...

beautiful! this makes me miss my dymo. i had one while at uni, and everything in the house had a label..my plants literally had messages on them!

so yes, i'm inspired :) my favorite hot drink right now is a tea--mother's milk tea..lol. but i also love matcha lattes made at home with almond milk x

Jillian said...

Very inspiring post! I'm always looking for new cute ways to organize my home. I dont know if the UK has Celestial tea brand, but I LOVE their "Nadagascar Vanilla" flavored red tea.. soooo good!!

Maureen said...

Very creative.. love it

Ashley said...

This setup looks so luxurious! I love how you've labeled and organized everything!

http://www.beauty-twist.com/

Penelope said...

What an amazing idea!! Truly inspiring, i want to have one now. yours looks amazing. I only have a tea station!

rubymanuela said...

Really cool idea! When I have my own house, I might make something like this! I loooove tea and other hot drinks. (:

Nickolena Coop said...

label makers are the best things known to man

cupit & vellum

Mimi said...

that is such a cool idea! my sister has many different types of tea, so i think she's gonna like this. :)

<3, Mimi
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A peacock's tale said...

a lovely set up -- where did you get the beautiful honey pot? ;-)