I love the coffee bar ideas, especially the ones with the chalk boards. I live in a tiny apartment and want to do one so bad. The problem is my dining area is an extension of the kitchen. There is not enough room on the two dining walls because the dining table and chairs take up all the space. All I am left with is an accent wall in my living room (you can still see my dining room from my living room). I am OK with placing the coffee bar on that wall in the living room, BUT, I am worried about coffee and pop spills getting on my carpet which is off white.