Aaaah, summer is here and with triple temps hanging around for the next few months, we are drinking lots and lots of cold bevy’s to keep us hydrated. Since the ice chest isn’t really aesthetically pleasing in our yard during BBQ’s or in the kitchen while entertaining, we decided to us our skills from The Home Depot’s DIH Workshop and build our own Beverage Station (or Bar Cart) to hold our cool drinks in style.
 
>>Directions + measurements found on the Beverage Station DIY printable.
 

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

We snagged the metallic gold spray paint, a shower handle, 4 furniture casters, and painters tape on our trip to buy wood. DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

We then taped off the wheels of the casters and sprayed ALL the things gold! Just kidding, only a few things: shower handle, casters, and pail.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

While we were waiting for that to dry (love this time of year when our spray paint dries before we can get a second coat on it, haha!) we cut down a decorative piece of trim that will fit along the top portion of the beverage station.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

So here is our naked little bevy station ready to be dressed up for some summer fun!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

To make our cart more unique to us, we added some decorative metal sheeting found in the lumber department, and simple screwed 4 sides of the sheeting directly over the sides of the station.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

We used a pretty aqua spray paint and gave our cart 2 light coats.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

Once dry, we used our brad nailer and added the trim.  It really polishes it off, don’t you think? 

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

Next, because we entertain both inside and out, we screwed in some casters so we would be able to push the cart where we wanted it.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

We found a vintage bottle opener and gave it a matching fresh coat of gold. Pretty!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

Viola! That’s it! Paired with a “Sip! Sip! Hooray!” sign, this little beverage station is a great addition to our kitchen nook and is wonderful for small spaces.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

We filled up the bucket (the ice did not leak through, even after 2 hours!) and set some citrus-y drinks inside. We added some fresh lemons to squeeze over the yummy bottled lemonades we have on ice.

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

The cute pineapple tray pairs perfectly with the fresh fruit theme we have going on the middle rack. Our DIY Cactus Stir Sticks are a fun addition to the space!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

Love this gold bottle opener, makes opening a drink so quick!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

The castes are so pretty in gold, don’t you think? We are suckers for gold and aqua so this was an easy color decision on our end, lol!

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

Tip: We found the shower handle (used for a grab bar) in the bathroom section and it was a lot more affordable than the towel holder which would have been too long, anyway. 😉

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

“Sip Sip, Hooray!”

DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

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DIY Beverage Station, perfect for summer entertaining or indoor gatherings!

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and their stellar DIH Workshops, and opinions are, as always, our very own. Note: we shop at The Home Depot a least weekly and love it!

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