Multi Purpose Beverage Station
How’s that for making a splash! My beverage station rocks. Patting myself on the back. Welcome to the Virtual Party for the Home Depot DIH Beverage Station. The beverage station I made features sisal rope, a towel bar, and beautiful turquoise paint. The name of the paint color is Key Largo. Got to love that.
This is the Home Depot beverage station 25 DIY bloggers were challenged to re-create and make their own. The station is multi purpose and can be used on the deck, patio, in the home, wherever.
This is my take on the station! What a fun project….and easy too. Keep reading for the full tutorial with photos detailing the process.
Beverage Station Materials – You can find all of the supplies at Home Depot
1 – 1⁄2˝ x 2´ x 4´ Sanded Plywood Board
3 –1˝ x 2˝ x 8´ Common Board
Box – 1 1⁄4˝ x 18 Gauge Brad Nails
Twine / String
1 – 128/188 mm Stainless Steel Bar Pull
1 – 10 Quart Galvanized Pail
• Table Saw
• 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer
• Drill Bits
• Measuring Tape or Carpenter’s Square
• Safety Goggles
• Sanding Block
• Reciprocating Saw
Measurements for wood cuts
(4) 1˝x 2˝ x 28 1⁄2˝ Legs
(2) 1˝x 2˝ x 16˝ Long Frame
(2) 1˝x 2˝ x 14 1⁄2˝ Short Frame
(4) 1˝x 2˝ x 14 1⁄2˝ Shelf Brace
The JTS (aka hubby or Junktion Technical Specialist) and I worked on the project together. We marked the measurements for all the pieces then started cutting. We used the compound miter saw to cut the legs. I love this saw. Just stick the board under the saw and pull the saw down….done.
The JTS did the cutting for the shelves using the Ryobi table saw. I’m not as comfortable using the table saw. I probably just need to work with it more often!
The galvanized bucket to ice the beverages sets in a hole on the top shelf. We didn’t have a lot of luck drawing a circle for the hole with a string and pencil. I went to the kitchen and found a pan lid the perfect size and used it as a template. The JTS cut the hole using a saber saw.
Now we had all the pieces cut ….time to put them together. We used a brad nailer. So fast and easy. Sure beats a hammer and nails. There were a few rough edges from the cuts and I used a sanding block to take care of those. On to the colorful part….painting.
I chose this fun turquoise color called Key Largo. It’s a Behr Marquee color and I had the paint mixed in the sample size. That little jar was more than enough to paint the station.
Remember we were challenged by Home Depot to make the beverage station our own. I liked the idea of a nautical look but I didn’t want to go overboard. I cut a length of sisal rope and added it around the edge of the bucket hole using DAP RapidFuse. The sisal gives the top of the table a more finished look.
We need a towel to wipe down the iced beverages, don’t we? The “towel bar” is a drawer pull from the hardware aisle. I measured and drilled the holes for the bar, then screwed it on.
And that was it. The towel bar is such a simple addition but adds a lot to the look and feel of the piece…..and who doesn’t love sisal. I’m putting it on everything this Summer. Really.
A terra cotta saucer holds the bottle opener and is the perfect place to set the drink while opening it.
The beverage station sitting beside the French doors leading to the deck.
multi purpose beverage station
Breakfast anyone? When we have over night guests the station is great for keeping yogurt and juice chilled for the early risers….like my dad.
Home Depot is offering the Beverage Station DIH Workshop Thursday, June 16, 2016 at your local store. Workshops are free, demonstrative classes. You will walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home and can add your own special touches to make it your own. Click this link or the photo below to sign up.
There are 25 Bloggers on the Virtual Party Tour. Be sure and visit them all. You can find some great ideas for your beverage station. Click on the pink links below to take the tour….and enjoy!
The Casual Craftlete Blog | Little Glass Jar | Fox Hollow Cottage
Twelve On Main | Just Between Friends | One Horse Lane
The Crafting Chicks | Family Food Fun | Inspiration For Moms
Petticoat Junktion | Our Southern Home | Artsy Chicks Rule
Iris Nacole | The Rustic Life | Domestically Speaking
The Creative Mom | Live Laugh Rowe |Little Vintage Nest | One Artsy Mama |Dagmar’s Home
Fancy Farm Girls |All Things Thrifty | Whipperberry | Lolly Jane | Landee See Landee Do
*Disclosure; I partnered with Home Depot for the bloggers DIY Workshop program to bring you this post. #dihworkshop As part of the program I received compensation for materials used in the project and for my time. All opinions are my own.