How long would you wait for a new coffee pot?
This coffee corner "zhuzh" was a long time coming! Back in January 2022, I ordered a new coffee pot. My husband and I had been using a cheapie $30 mini coffee pot for at least a year or so...and it was time for an upgrade!
I had been wanting a SMEG for a long time, but didn't really want to spend over $200 for a coffee pot. I know they're so cute, but like, really? Well, I had a Williams Sonoma gift card and after months of holding onto it, I decided that the heart wants what the heart wants, and I wanted a SMEG. So I ordered it. I was so excited.
I knew that I wanted to put some effort into making a cute coffee corner once our new SMEG arrived. So I started looking for inspo and trying to decide on my vibes for the coffee corner. I even ordered a few new frames to test out in the kitchen.
Then the *unthinkable* happened. Yes, a shipping delay! Can you even believe that?! We were delayed until February. I moved on to other projects, and we made due with Mr. Coffee for a few more weeks.
Then we got another email. Our precious SMEG was delayed another month.
Then another. Seriously?
We thought about canceling the order. We browsed other coffee pots.
I couldn't bring myself to cancel the order. I felt like we were so close.
Then we got another email announcing another delay. Our new arrival date was mid July now. I was no longer phased by these emails.
Then the next day our SMEG was delivered by surprise! I couldn't believe it! I all but tore ripped the box open! I was so thrilled! We set up our new SMEG coffee pot that night. The next day, I was back to work thinking about my new coffee corner. I browsed for some art and finally found a small gold frame and oil painting that fit the vibe. I rearranged the dishes and items on our floating shelves (see my larger kitchen remodel here), added my new art, styled some wooden serving boards, and called it a day.
If you follow me on IG, you know that I'm *obsessed* with our new SMEG coffee pot and our new coffee corner. I now post a photo of it daily, as compared to zero photos of this corner prior to the zhuzh.
Now I just need my SMEG fridge to zhuzh the other side of the kitchen ;)