Happy Monday y’all!! I’m so excited about this post! Last week i announced that we (The Home Depot, Myself, and 24 amazingly talented bloggers) finally get to share with you our DIH Home Depot Beverage Station Virtual Party!  This project has been so fun to work on, and i know you are going to love all of the incredible ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing for your own customized Beverage Station.  Don’t you just love seeing how different people personalize the same project?!  I know i do…the possibilities are ENDLESS!! Now we have all built our own customized beverage station, and so can you! You can go to your local Home Depot on Thursday, June 16th from 6:30-8 pm and be part of the FREE workshop to learn to build one of these darling beverage station!  What a fun girls night out!

How to make a Beverage Station

(This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  All of the opinions, creative ideas, photos, and styling are completely my own! #DIHWorkshop #sponsored)

I want to give a special shout out to my talented and sweet friend Natalie from TheCreativeMom.com for inviting me to participate in this #DIHWorkshop with Home Depot!

Did y’all know the Home Depot does free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and skill levels.  There are 3 types of workshops:  Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and Kids.  At the workshops, you can learn how to build decor projects, make easy home repairs, and how to operate and use the tools required through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. Workshops are free, demonstrative classes. While attendees won’t always be able to make and take the project (changes by store), they’ll walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home. I love the idea of getting the whole family involved! You can learn more or sign up for any of the free workshops by visiting http://workshops.homedepot.com.

Because i’m all about keeping things simple…

You can Register by clicking HERE.

So, here is the project that The Home Depot challenged us to make:

home depot DIH beverage stand

And here is my customized DIH Beverage Station:

Beverage Cart with Marquee

I decided to paint mine white (i know..big surprise!) and add a few grain sack stripes on the shelves.  I also added casters to the bottom for ease in moving it around… and added twine around the bucket handle to bring in a summer/nautical flare. We will be using this beverage station a lot!  I put a bottle opener on the front, and decided to add a DIY Framed Chalkboard Marquee Sign (the post on how to make it is coming this week, so if you are interested in making your own, be sure to sign up (at the top of my blog) to receive an email for that DIY tutorial) to the back so that i could personalize the beverage station for whatever holiday or party we are hosting!

This project is so fun and versatile, and would be a great project for a beginner skill level. Ready? Here’s what you’ll need:

MATERIALS:

  • 1 – 1/2″ x2′ x4′ Sanded Plywood Board
  • 3 – 1″ x2″ x8′ Common Board
  • 1 Box – 1and 1/4″ x 18 Gauge Brad Nails
  • 1 Twine / String
  • 1 Paint or Stain
  • 1 – 10 Quart Galvanized Pail

TOOLS:

  • Circular Saw
  • 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Measuring Tape or Carpenter’s Square
  • Pencil
  • Safety Goggles
  • Sanding Block
  • Reciprocating Saw

Home Depot DIH Announcement

MEASURE & MARK:

Measure and mark the long and short frame boards, and the shelf braces from the (3) 1″ x 2″ x 8′ boards, and the three shelves from the 2′ x 4′ plywood board.  (Reference the cut list).

CUT:

Using a circular saw cut the legs, long and short frame boards, and the shelf braces from the (3) 1″ x 2″ x 8′ boards, and the three shelves from the 2′ x 4′ plywood board. TIP:  Smooth any rough edges with a sanding block.

You should now have:

FROM THE 1″ X 2″ X 8′ BOARDS:

  • (4) 1″ x 2″ x 28.5″ Legs
  • (2) 1″ x 2″ x 16 Long Frame
  • (2) 1″ x 2″ x 14.5″ Short Frame
  • (4) 1″ x 2″ x 14.5″ Shelf Brace

FROM THE 2′ X 4′ PLYWOOD BOARD:

  • (1) 16″ X 16″  Top Shelf
  • (1) 14.5″ x 13″ Middle Shelf
  • (1) 14.5″ x 13″ Bottom Shelf

Making a Beverage Station

PAINT OR STAIN:

Paint or Stain your pieces.  I painted mine white and added a grain sack stripe using painters tape.  To do this, tape off a line to be painted in the center.  My center stripe was about 3/4″ thick.  Paint your stripe, remove the tape, and wait for it to dry. I used 1″ thick painters tape to keep things easy.  When your center stripe is dry, line the edge of the painters tape up with one side and cover the stripe you just painted. (the tape should extend past the stripe on one side.) On the side the tape extends, measure 1/4″ to create your small painted line, and place the second tape piece 1/4″ away from the tape covering the middle painted line. Paint the small line, remove tape, and repeat with the other side. (below is a picture after i’ve assembled the beverage station, but i wanted to give you a visual of the completed grain sack stripes.)

Farmhouse beverage station

CREATE TOP SHELF FRAME:

Stand the (2) 16″ long frame boards on end and parallel to each other. Sandwich the (2) 14.5″ short frame boards between the long boards to create a 16″ x 16″ square frame and secure with a brad nailer.

CREATE LEG FRAMES:

Lay (2) legs flat 14.5″ apart. Using brad nailer, attach (2) 14.5″ shelf braces to legs with the first attached at 7.5″ up from the bottom of the legs (for bottom shelf) and the second attached at 17.5″ up from the bottom of the legs (for middle shelf).  Repeat with the other (2) legs and shelf braces.

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DRAW A CIRCLE IN TOP SHELF:

Mark the center of the 16″ x 16″ piece of plywood. Nail a nail into the center mark and a tie a string around the nail head on one end and to a pencil on the other end, ensuring that the string when stretched from nail to pencil is 5″ and draw a circle, keeping string tight.  You should have drawn a 10″ diameter circle.

CUT CIRCLE IN TOP SHELF:

Next, using a 1/2″ drill bit, drill one hole inside the edge of the circle. Using the reciprocating saw, cut the circle out around the edge.

ASSEMBLE BEVERAGE STATION: 

Place top shelf frame on flat surface and insert leg frames upside down into frame with shelf braces facing inward, keeping legs flush with the corners and top of frame. Secure with brad nailer.

Beverage station assembly

Ensuring legs are secure, turn station over and lay (1) 14.5″ x 13″ section on top of the bottom shelf braces and secure with a brad nailer. Repeat with 14.5″ x 13″ piece for middle shelf. TIP: Attach bottom shelf first, then middle shelf.

Finally, place the 16″ x 16″ piece on top of shelf frame and secure with brad nailer.  Assembly is all done!!

Now, you just get dress your beverage station up and personalize it!  I had so much fun using it for the first time, and because 4th of July is right around the corner, i decided to do a little America pre-party to give y’all some fun ideas for hosting your own!

Farmhouse Beverage Station

Time to put in the marquee lights and dress her up!

4th of July Beverage Station

Beverage Cart with Bottle Opener

Beverage Cart 4th of July

4th of July Beverage Station

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My brand new nephew even got in on the action.  And of course, Tank wasn’t about to be left out either!

Marquee Chalkboard 4th of July Sign

Beverage station collage

DIH Home Depot Beverage Station

So, are you ready to make your own DIH Beverage Station yet?!

I can’t wait to see what y’all create!! We want you to get in on the fun and make one at your local Home Depot DIH workshop on June 16th and share it with us!  Make sure you use the hashtag #DIHWORKSHOP on your social media posts so we can see your creations!

Don’t forget to reserve your spot, because they fill up fast!

Be sure to check out how all of these other amazing bloggers personalized theirs:

The Casual Craftlete Blog /  Little Glass Jar / Fox Hollow Cottage / Twelve on Main / Just Between Friends / One Horse Lane (me) / 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 /

I hope this has gotten your creative juices flowing!! Can’t wait to see all of you DIH easy beverage station projects! Have a great week y’all!

Much Love,

Heather

 

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