I recently had the opportunity to try out Coffee-mate® Girl Scouts® creamer in the Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® flavor. This yummy flavor took me right back to my Girl Scout days! I can remember selling boxes and boxes of tasty cookies and Thin Mints was my absolute favorite flavor… we always purchased several boxes of that flavor for our family! Nestle® Coffee-mate® is kicking off a campaign called “One Smart Cookie” which celebrates the spirit of making the world a better place through smart, resourceful ideas … which is something that the Girl Scouts are well known for! In honor of this campaign I’ve put together a Life Hack post showing you how I used Vintage and Antique pieces (from around my house) to create a Vintage Coffee Station in my new home!
I was so excited when we moved in to this house and I realized that this little end part of our kitchen was the perfect size for a Coffee Station! As you can see here it’s rather plain and needed some livening up!
We happen to have a drawer right in that area, so I looked around to find a way to keep the coffee pods organized and this is what I came up with. I used my Antique Muffin tins to store the pods in!
Now if you don’t have a drawer, you could add some vintage drawers to your countertop and store your Coffee or Tea there. You can find these at Antique shops and Flea markets. The metal ones are easier to find than the wooden ones, they are usually less expensive too, but they still look great!
I used an old basket on top of the drawers to store paper napkins in. The basket used to belong to my Grandmother.
I snagged this old Biscuit crate out of my office, it’s the perfect size to hold our Coffee Machine. I liked that this one had a lid, since it hides the cord and outlet behind the coffee maker. An open Crate or Basket would work well too.
This old Stoneware English Marmalade Jar is perfect for storing spoons (or Coffee Stirrers). You could also use a Mason jar or whatever you have in your vintage collection! The pewter sugar bowl was also my grandmother’s and works well for the Sugar Packets.
Both pieces fit nicely in the crate next to the machine, but they are cute enough that they could go on the outside of it too.
I bet you have all kinds of fun vintage pieces around your house that you could pull together for a similar look. Just think like a Girl Scout and use what you have! Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of my labor …
with a delicious cup of coffee flavored with Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® creamer! I love that I can enjoy all the delicious cookie taste, all year long! To learn more about all the fun experiences girls and volunteers have at Girl Scouts, visit www.girlscouts.org/join And for lots of great recipes, tips and DIYs be sure and follow Nestle® Coffee-mate® on Pinterest!
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E J says
I think one of my favorite upcycles is turning a Twin or Full bed into a bench, bench with storage or a planter. It’s a great way to give a new life to an old bed.
Something I did last weekend was go into the hardware/feed store and look for things to use in jewelry making. A favorite is taking copper tubing and turning it into enameled beads! Fun and inexpensive!
Kelly D says
Kelly D says
When we travel, I use a pool noodle under the fitted sheet of the hotel bed to keep my daughter from falling out.
What a fun little challenge! I’ve shared the URL on my facebook feed (totally missed the FB share button beneath the post).
Janet Kennedy says
I love this idea and have an old family “Kennedy’s Biscuit” box I could use. Nice blend of the new and old.
I can’t wait to see more of your new home, you always have such creative ideas, love this cute little corner of your kitchen. I guess I love to repurpose whatever I can get my hands on. I have an old barrel I have turned into my umbrella and cane holder by the door, I love to change up old picture frames into chalkboards, corkboards, idea boards and one I changed into a tray. I have even used old toile curtains for the backboard of my craftroom bookcases.. It’s fun to think outside of the box! What I could do with $100.00 gift card… off to ARC to look for more goodies!
I like to use baking soda to clean pots, pans, kitchen counters and silverware
steven weber says
A good one would be to put saran wrap on the end of bananas to keep them from turning brown.
Lisa Brown says
Lisa Brown says
use a clothes pin to hold nails while hammering it into a wall
I picked up a stunning etched glass antique lampshade thrifting but already had enough lamps in my house. I love how the light coming thru shows the etched design. I cut a piece of plastic out of a clear office page protector and glued it onto the opening where a bulb would have gone thru. I wrapped french lace around the bottom and urned it upright. It sits next to my bathtub holding my bar of milk soap and is the most unusual and beautiful soap container!
i use a lint roller to lift dust from lamp shades, etc.