Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket

Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

I love my coffee! So I came up with this little coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket. A fry basket that is.

Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

And as all owners of pod coffee makers well know, you need coffee pod storage. I wasn’t too happy with the standard market fare, so I set out to devise my own. All it took was a little wooden crate and a deep fryer basket.

I actually got the basket idea from Miss Mustard Seed. She used one in her bathroom HERE. Who knew these would be such a desirable thing? :)

Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

And here’s my new little setup!

An old crate and a fry basket / Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

It’s perfect! All I need is in this one little spot that barely takes any room. The pods are identifiable, and there’s a spot for the spoons and the sugar too.  Oh right… the sugar is in the creamer.

Stainless creamer for the sugar /  Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

This is the world’s best kept secret. A creamer like this really ought to hold sugar. I LOVE this piece. You never have to fiddle with the on / off lid thing and it’s got that industrial bling I love so much.

An old crate and a fry basket / Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Add a little potted flower, and it’s as cute and functional as ever.

An old crate and a fry basket / Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

If the pictures look a little funky today, please excuse my earning curve. I’m practicing shooting in r. a. w. mode (spelled weird because it was bringing weird traffic to the blog) and using a trial version of Lightroom and I have no idea what I’m doing. Yet. :) (r.  a.  w. offers better quality, maintains photo quality forever and you don’t have to worry about white balance issues)

VERY cool program though. It came highly recommended from a few photographer friends (it’s easier than Photoshop but part of the family) and I highly recommend you download the trial and give it a whirl.

What creative ways have you come up with to store coffee pods?

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  1. I’m not into coffee pods (i’d rather grind my own beans) but i love your storage! so you and very funky. those deep fryer baskets are great. who would have thought! (well of course you and Miss Mustard Seed!)
    have a good week
    cheers Fiona

  2. Your set up is adorable. I keep my K-cups in a vintage Tom’s Peanuts jar. Goes perfectly with my vintage style kitchen and the glass jar allows me to see what ones I have in there. Cute and functional, just the way I like it.

  3. Great ideas! I keep my K-cups in a vintage (heavy, white glass) Hamilton Beach mixing bowl….it belonged to my grandma. It’s just the right size to sit next to my Keurig. I didn’t care for the racks on the market either!

  4. Right now I use a glass jar…a large one! I need to funk it up a bit though. I have my thinking cap on. Love your set up but not big enough for what I need. I will let you know
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  5. Looks so cute and useful. You had me from the caption, okay! what is she going to do with this. Love it! So perfect for the coffee pot area. Come and see me if you get a chance I am new to the blog world would love your visit. I will have the coffee pot on.

    Cindy

  6. I used a tall clear glass and was going to chalk paint a label, then I bought a Kuerig storage container that works great but eh, doesn’t look that great. It seems I either have tons of pods stored there and in the pantry or I am almost out! I like your display for me it seems I need a nice looking more stylized one and a practical storage for more maybe tucked away in the pantry

  7. Ha! when I read the title to your post… I first thought you were talking about ME! Then I thought…You had a TYPO in the title.

    I think I may be the one of a handful of people on the whole planet …that didn’t know what a ‘coffee-POD’ was until today!
    See… I learn so much by reading your blog.
    Not to mention the DECOR TIP of using a deep fryer basket for storage?!?! STOP THE PRESSES!!!! Another DUH-MOMENT. How many of those things have I past up at Bargain-land?

    Seriously, Pat

  8. I have that same deep fryer basket and have kept the storage idea from MMS in the back of my mind since reading her post about it. I ended up using a different wire basket in my own bathroom. It’s a cross between her idea and YOURS with the crate and metal license plates. Nothing spectacular, but then again, neither is a fry basket, until it’s in the right element – like a coffee pod holder!! Definitely cute, along with all the other bits you’ve put together for your coffee station. I gave up coffee (for the most part, except my occasional Starbuck indulge) so I’m still trying to find the right thing(s) for my fry basket.

  9. I’m still in the grinding mode. Nothing beats that smell in the morning, but my oldest DD is now enjoying the pods and I have dabbled in a few pod pleasures while visiting her. I will be sharing this idea with her. She keeps hers in a drawer, while functional, it’s not too fun or funky :)
    I love the crate and the basket in fact I’m slightly coveting them right now. *sigh* Guess it’s time to get out to those flea markets so I can snag my own.

  10. Oh My! Way to make the coffee pot space look like art… I love it… one more thing for me to “want” for my new kitchen… thank you sooooo much!!

  11. oh my I now own 4 coffee pots geez actually 5 I think but not a pod one yet. I got a small fryer basket at thrift store for a $1.00 awhile back tho so guess I am ready for no 6 ha ha. Did want to see if you had tried ‘Newman’s Own’ I buy it for work, for home I also got a keurig frother ;)

  12. This is the 3rd time I have tried to leave a message and it keeps disappearing before I post it!

    I love your coffee center. I am wanting to do something like this upstairs in a nook as we have lots of overnight guests as part of our ministry. I love that little fryer basket! Much healthier use for it!!

  13. Wonderful ideas, as usual! And I’m loving the creamer as a sugar bowl. Thanks for sharing your creations.

  14. Hi Donna, I just posted my coffee station a week ago…My storage is a rustic hen, with a basket, originally an old easter decoration…
    I wish I could make it look as cosy as yours though, my arrangement looks like it`s just a coincidence, some odd things thrown together…….how do I soften it up, and make it “homey”!?
    Hugs, M

  15. Hey Donna… I too have a thing for baskets! And I picked up a deep fryer basket a few weeks ago at a flea market for just $1. At the time I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with it. You have totally inspired me :) I hadn’t thought of removing the handle.. Love your coffee corner!!

  16. A little behind commenting. I have a “file” on my email and I put all of your emails into until I have time to read. Well, this morning, I put everything off and catching up. Love love love the wire deep fryer basket! And great luck with shooting raw photos. I got a camera last August and just last weekend purchased Lightroom. Going to play around with it THIS week! Can’t wait. My goal is to start shooting raw too! Scary though. Don’t know anything about it. Love your posts! & inspiring articles!

  17. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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