Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY Drink stand


Every now and then, I experience a bit of what I call "DIY serendipity," and it always makes me smile.  That was definitely the case in my new drink stand.


 If you saw my kitchen island makeover, you know that I removed a section of cupboard and had U-Line beverage center installed.  I love the new island, but I was left with the guts of the cabinet, such as this drawer:


As I pondered what to do with the drawer, I discovered that the hardware was simple to remove.  And I had plenty of green paint left over from painting my kitchen island.  Hmmm. . .


Too big, really, to use as a tray, but I thought there must be something I could do with it.  Then I remembered that I had a pair of folding legs left over from another project.  They were in poor shape, but I just wiped some Restor-a-Finish over them and they were good as new.  And

voilĂ !


A handy, completely portable drink stand!  It reminds me of a campaign desk.  It's easy to store and to move because the top comes off and the legs fold up when not in use.  And the best part?  It cost me nothing but a little time and imagination!

Now, who would like to come sit on the porch and have a cold drink with me?

 

Do you ever have moments of DIY serendipity?  What have you made lately?

17 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Well, Miss Richella, that was the most clever idea ever! Love your new drink stand! Don't you just love coming up with ideas like this, especially when they don't cost you anything? This is great!

Kathy Olson said...

Love it! You did a great job.

Cathie said...

I love the color!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh i love it and I would love to sit and have a cool drink with you. This is just so fun and what a neat project.

Babs R said...

Great piece and so useful. Love the color an that you could use the folding legs. My luck would be that they wouldn't fit. :) Great project.

Marian Vischer said...

This is beyond clever! Love it. And yes, I'll totally come have a sip with you on the porch. : )

Rachel Kathyg said...

This is sooo very cute! I love it! Great moment of serendipity:) Have a great week!

mae said...

Thank you for the great idea.

mae said...

Thanks for sharing this idea to use to unused things.

Lynne in NC said...

You are so creative. Thanks for sharing this awesome way of using items already on hand. Way to go!

Katherines Corner said...

what a wonderful idea!!! Hugs P.S. I invite you to share at my hop tomorrow.

Jenny said...

Super clever. It looks great!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Clever idea….Wish I was close enough to stop over!!

Patricia Krank said...

Love those moments of DIY serendipity. Very cute & I'll be right over!
Blessings,
Patti

Elizabeth Day said...

It appears you have several takers to your invitation to enjoy cold drinks from your cute and clever serving tray. Just give us a date.

Mindy Whipple said...

So creative! I love recycled or repurposed crafts that force us to be inspired. Happy June!

Gretchen said...

Brilliant! I love it! Yes, I'll join the party on your back deck. ;)

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