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Summer has descended upon us here in the South. The weather has been so bizarre so far, we are either being bombarded with rain, or melting in the sweltering humid heat. We have to take advantage of the days we can be outside! When we are outside drinks are a must! So a DIY drink station is the perfect addition to our outdoor fun.
This drink station is a project from Home Depot Do-It-Herself night, so you can totally make one for your summer fun too. Do-It-Herself Workshops are held monthly at all The Home Depot store locations, and they empower women with the skills and knowledge to take their home improvement project plans from dreams to done. Want to learn more? Register online today to attend this month’s workshop.
This is a great project for beginner DIYers. It’s also a fun one because you get to use some fun new tools. You all get as big of a kick as I do to use new tools, right. 😉
Of course you can buy all the materials for this project at The Home Depot. You start by cutting your 2x6x10 pine board with your circular saw. You need 2-22 ½, 2-18 ¾, 1-17 ¼, 1-10 7/8 pieces cut from your board, and a 2 foot by 18 inch rectangle from the panel for your door.
Put your drink station together without any glue or nails first. This way you can avoid messing up. (Trust me it stinks when you have to start over again) After you dry fit your pieces you will use wood glue and a nailer to put your box together. Don’t let a nailer intimidate you, they are a lot of fun to use, and so much quicker than a hammer and nail.
After you have your box together, dry fit your shelf and divider. If they fit well, glue and nail them in place.
I painted my drink station with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Treasure. Then used an acrylic paint in bright orange. The door I painted with a dark gray chalk paint, and stenciled on a cafe Paris stencil with the treasure paint.
After the paint was completely dry, I lightly distressed the paint with 220 grit sandpaper. Then I used spray varnish to protect the paint and seal everything, because you know drinks are going to get spilled on this station. Let the varnish cure overnight then attach the jack chain and hook and eye latch.
Last, but definitely not least, stock your drink station. My kids love lemonade in the summer, and I love lemon & strawberry water. It’s always fun to add some silly straws, and mason jar glasses. We are going to get so much use out of this drink station this summer!
The Home Depot can give you the skills and confidence to be a first class do-it-yourselfer. In-store workshops are a great way to get step-by-step instructions and hands-on experience learning to do simple décor and easy home improvements.
Clear your calendar and grab your girlfriends the third Thursday of each month for The Home Depot’s DIH Workshop. This interactive, hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to fine tune your DIY skills and pick up tips and advice from the pros for all of your home improvement projects.