Sunday, January 13, 2013

Where to Put the K-Cups?

My favorite coffee maker died last year.  It was a Broan, it used the V-shaped filters, it was easy to fill and clean, and I was really sad to see it go.  I looked and looked for a replacement, and I couldn't find a model that I liked as well as that one. 

As an interim solution, I borrowed a coffee maker from our daughter's wedding presents and used that for a few months.  I never liked this one ... there were times when the carafe and the filter basket would get misaligned and the coffee would overflow the basket and make a mess on the counter.  The best thing I can say about it is that it was better than nothing.

Right before Christmas, The Husband brought home a shiny new Keurig.  We had talked about maybe getting one, so it wasn't a surprise that he decided to go ahead and buy one. 

With the arrival of the Keurig came the dilemma of where to store the K-cups?  I thought about it for a minute, and I realized that I already had the perfect thing!


 
 
I bought these wooden sewing machine drawers a long time ago, and they have been sitting unused in my sewing room forever.  They still wear their original finish and I love the patina ... I need to put some sort of a top on them, tho.
 
 
 
Morning coffee is one of life's essentials for me ... my family knows that it's best not to get between me and the coffee pot when I get up in the morning.  I love the fact that this new machine will brew a 12-ounce cup of coffee in only about a minute.  That's MY idea of instant coffee!

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Great idea, Connie. The size is perfect. Well done!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Connie what great storage! I love my morning coffee also! hugs, Linda

Ms. A said...

I like that a lot better than the K-cup carrousel I bought for my daughter! However, her taste and mine are vastly varied!

Mary Ann said...

Absolutely the perfect solution!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I hear you- it is coffee for me first thing in the morning, too. My daughter has Keurig, too, and they love it. I love my good old Bunn...with the water reservoir...instant gratification in the morning- pour it in the top and it comes out in the bottom. xo Diana

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect choice for your perfect cup of coffee! :-)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a cute idea! My husband had been wanting a Keurig and I got him one for Father's Day last year but couldn't figure out a way to store all those K-cups so I bought one of those drawer storage thingies meant just for that purpose. Now I wish I had thought of something more along the lines of this! Wonder if he'll notice if I make a switcheroo? ;)

janet said...

Morning Connie,

Ah yes...the nectar of the Gods!

Not sure if you noticed, but at the shop I keep my K-cups in old sewing machine drawers also..all painted in Chalk Paint® colors...they do fit perfectly. Great minds think alike ;->

I am sure we are both enjoying a cup right now...miss you my friend...let's do lunch on a Monday!!
janet xox
The Empty Nest

Sharrieboberry said...

Old Sewing machine drawers are so cool looking. I'm glad you find a use for yours. Wonderful!

Karen said...

That is really very clever. Love it!

That Janie Girl said...

I love your postal drawers! Those are beautiful!

Good on you!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a pretty little box to sit on the counter. I haven't gone the route of Keurig. Somehow it seems more expensive with all the packaging. I had to replace our coffeemaker last year and decided on a Cuisinart. We like it a lot.

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