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How To Build A Multi Purpose Beverage Station

Multi Purpose Beverage Station

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.
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How’s that for making a splash! This beverage station rocks. Patting myself on the back.

Beverage Stand

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.

Home Depot DIH Workshop Beverage Station project Petticoat Junktion

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
DAP RapidFuse
Sisal Rope

• Table Saw
• 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer
• Drill
• Drill Bits
• Measuring Tape or Carpenter’s Square
• Pencil
• 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

Building A Multi Purpose Beverage Station Petticoat Junktion

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.

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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.

Beverage Station Project Petticoat Junktion paint color Key Largo Behr

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.

Beverage Station Project Petticoat Junktion applying sisal rope detail with Dap RapidFuse

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.

Beverage station towel bar Petticoat Junktion

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.

beverage station towel bar and sisal rope decoration Petticoat Junktion DIH Workshop Home Depot

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.

Beverage Station DIY Project Petticoat Junktion

A terra cotta saucer holds the bottle opener and is the perfect place to set the drink while opening it.

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The beverage station sitting beside the French doors leading to the deck.

DIY Beverage Station Home Depot DIH Workshop project Petticoat Junktion Virtual Party

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.

How to make a wood Beverage Station with galvanized bucket for drinks Petticoat Junktion

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

*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.

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. love the beverage station. I cant believe you only spent $34 dollars at that yard sale. I have always wanted to go but… alas, have not but you did great for 34 dollars

  2. HaHa! The JTS doesn’t work with sisal and the glue gun very much. I did most of the work!! The JTS did cut the hole and the shelves for me since I’m not a fan of the table saw. You have to share your station with me when you and your sister are finished. Thanks for the comment!

  3. The JTS? How dare he? This is a DIH from Home Depot. My sister and I are going to build ours tomorrow night! If this is a sample of the JTS’s work, I’m proud of him as well as you. I love how he used the rope at the top, then around some of the clay pots! Quite the decorator, isn’t he? I love it. I may paint mine white with some stripes on it. Haven’t decided yet. Keep showing us all your projects – I want to see the granddaughter’s chest of drawers when it’s finished.
    Have a great day together.

  4. Love the color! And the idea of using a terracotta saucer?! Brilliant!

  5. Cute idea for the towel bar and you know I love the color! 😉

  6. Job well done. Don’t you just adore having your own handyman?

    Been gone for a while and back to posting