Monday, July 4, 2011

Beverage dispenser

I love the beautiful beverage dispensers I've seen in catalogs like Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma. They're always pictured with some luscious looking drink, ready to fill your glass and assuage your thirst. Only problem is that they're usually accompanied with a hefty price tag.

So I was very happy to find this one at Target:


And the price? Regular retail $19.99; currently on sale for 20% off. Not bad!


But beverage dispensers present a problem: either they have to sit on the edge of a counter or table, or else they need to be elevated, so that a glass can fit under the spout. This $16 dispenser is lovely, but it doesn't come with a stand.

So I thought and I thought, and then I remembered an old DIY project. Last year Alison at House of Hepworths inspired a lot of us to find a cheese dome at Goodwill, remove the feet from the cheese board, and glue the board to a chunky candlestick. I followed her instructions and painted mine Heirloom White.



As I was searching for something on which to elevate my new beverage dispenser, I caught sight of cheese-board-turned-pedestal, and I put the two together:


Voila! An elevated beverage dispenser!


There's plenty of room for even a footed glass to fit beneath the spigot now. I love the way it looks all together.


Perfect for a party tabletop!

I'm joining these fun parties:
Tips and Tricks at Homebody

26 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks perfect and go ahead and pour me a glass I will be right over.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love this idea! I hope they still have one at Target tomorrow...one needs ot come home with me;)!

I have been peeking around the last few days...sooooo enjoying your blog!

Happy 4th!
Cathy

On Crooked Creek said...

Richella,
Very creative, thrifty and useful!!! Your Table Top Tuesday looks so refreshing for the Summer weather! Inviting!
Fondly,
Pat

Anita said...

That looks like a million bucks! I love it! I'm definitely going to have to shop my local target and see if I can find one like it! Thanks for such an inspiring post!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it. What a great idea. I've wanted one of those also, but like you, they are usually a little spendy. Yours is perfect on the stand. Great table display. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Paula said...

Great idea! I hope you are enjoying your new dispenser for a fun 4th of July picnic.

Southern Lady said...

I just got home from vacation and caught up on your blog. You have shared some great ideas over the last several days. Thanks for sharing. Hope your summer is going well! Carla

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks great! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:) Lovely space you got here.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Tina said...

Such a great idea! It looks great! I have everything I need to make one! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

tammylovesdishes said...

Great buy on your drink dispenser and wonderful idea for the stand. I got a beehive drink dispenser for Mother's Day and have been trying to come up with a stand. Your idea is one I just might have to "borrow".

I love how you displayed your dispenser. Very nice!

jojo said...

I love these dispensers too...what a great idea to give it the height it needs...you bet I'll be trying that one tomorrow!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love it!!! So funny, b/c I used my Target beverage dispenser last night...and we had to sit it on the edge of the counter. ;) Great solution!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a great idea Richella! I've seen some too w/o the stand and wasn't sure how to make it work but now I know! :-) Oh, and I wanted to let you know that I made that yummy ice cream dessert over the weekend and it was a big hit. Thanks for the great recipe!
Vanessa

Bonita said...

What an excellent and elegant idea! I think beverage dispensers are lovely and make you want to drink even if you're not thirsty.

Linda said...

Richella this is such a nice dispenser! I may have to go see if my Target has one! It looks so pretty on your pedestal.

Linda

Heather said...

Great job!!

Renee said...

What a great idea! It looks fabulous! I've seen those at Walmart recently too! Love it when the awesome expensive stuff becomes available to all of us regular people! :)

Terri said...

So hospitable and lovely!!! I have always wanted one, too. I always worry about the spigot leaking, though.... How is yours doing? {Cause I may just have to run on down to Target and pick me up one of those dispensers!!!} Another awesome deal at Target -- Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron skillets. Blessings!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Nice, work.

Fondly,
Glenda

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

You smart girl. I'm always worried about ours hanging off the side of the counter in case it gets knocked off. Love this!
xo

Jemsmom said...

So clever!!!

Cyndi@Walking in His Grace said...

Love that Richella! It looks beautiful! Now if I just lived close enough to come and sip some lemonade with you. Miss you!
cyndi

New Every Morning said...

I love having a smart friend like you! I have been very annoyed by the mess my decanter leaves on the floor. What a simple, yet brilliant fix! Yay!!!

b&b breakfast said...

Excellent Posting !

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Holly said...

That's so pretty and refreshing! You're so smart to use the stand to elevate it.
Thanks for making the effort to join my party, Richella. Unfortunately, I have discontinued Tips and Tricks; it never really took off. :/

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