Want to hide all your kitchen gear in a cool way? Build this easy DIY coffee crate styled appliance garage cabinet while adding some rustic charm to your space! Easy to customize the size to hide all your favorite kitchen essentials from sight!
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If you know me at all, you’ll already know I’m a bit (lot) of a coffeeaholic. There was a spell when I attempted to stop drinking coffee, but after a month, I wanted my life back. Oh the drama! So here I am, back to being fully caffeinated and content.
And before you may think that this project looks a little familiar, you would be right!
But there is something different…
Why an appliance garage cabinet?
I adore having all my beloved coffee kitchen storage hidden inside this little cabinetry, because everything just looks pretty and clean now, and the counter space seems to feel bigger. The cabinet offers very easy access to all the necessities, while working hard at hiding the small appliances.
However it was time for an everyday update. So I decided to replace the lid and turn it into a coffee-themed appliance garage cabinet instead, which only took a few minutes to do.
Consider this your hot cocoa bar and coffee shop stop! So let’s get to work at hiding all your essentials, giving you a clean, coffee shop vibe instead.
Now that’s a cabinet space worth having.
Build this easy coffee crate appliance garage cabinet from scratch!
Supplies I used:
Building the appliance garage cabinet
1. Create the entire appliance garage around a front that will fit.
The front sign was first built close to a size I desired. Then a simple box frame was built to fit the sign at the depth desired. One deep board was all that was needed to get this look.
I suggest to dry fit your small kitchen appliances inside to help you decide how large to make your frame taking in the full height and width needed for your essentials. You could even build this large enough to hide a stand mixer or toaster oven if you have the space.
Since I already had a front that fit, I decided to sand off the Hot Cocoa sign instead of building a new sign front.
Sanding the surface did remove some of the rustic texture of the wood, however it still is left with plenty of charm which I’m happy with.
Now don’t even blink, because this project is gonna be whipped up fast!
Stenciling the Fresh Coffee sign
2. Stencil Fresh Coffee in Coal Black in the middle of the planks.
Flawless stencil tips:
- Load stencil brush, then off-load most of the paint onto a rag.
- Swirl or tap brush to stencil the image for the effect desired.
- Once dry, further distress by sanding if desired. I left mine as-is.
Learn more tips on how to stencil in THIS post.
Boom! Pretty, right?!
The Fresh Coffee stencil design measures within 10″ x 10″ so it’s compact enough to fit most anywhere!
I also chose to stencil in plain black so the project mimicked a coffee shipping crate of sorts.
However let’s add some enhancements to make this Fresh Coffee appliance garage a little more original…
Installing additional hardware
3. Attach the door front once complete.
I used an hold hinge with screws which you can find in the appliance garage tutorial HERE.
You just want to make sure the doors swing freely and close all the way.
4. Add some hardware to enhance the crate-look.
The cup and eye hook were both already on the appliance garage, but I felt a little more would be cool!
So I borrowed a few corner brackets from this Herbs crate (LOL) and found the perfect handle to get the look desired.
Get the look:
The completed coffee appliance garage cabinet
And here is the epic finished result! I love the added black metal handle as I was fiddling with opening and closing the appliance garage without it. This is even better!
Two #10 nails were also hammered into one side so they can hang coffee mugs.
Isn’t it just the cutest?!
Inside of the cabinet
Inside the appliance garage stores all my fav coffee gear perfectly. I’m super into a french press these days so perhaps I’ll share why I moved on from a coffee pot in another blog post soon!
HERE’S the french press I personally use. But the kettle and bean grinder all fit in the cabinet perfectly. If you only plan to store smaller items inside yours, you may even be able to create additional top shelves to store even more.
But most countertop appliances will likely need the entire space.
My little Fresh Coffee station appliance garage is doing exactly what it is meant to do… store my coffee equipment while celebrating coffee at the same time!
Sigh… I just love coffee signs. Do you gravitate towards them too?
Other coffee-themed projects to make:
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