Repurposed Drink Table.



The other night, I was paging through the latest Country Living…

And came across this picture (above). I was so inspired, I got up from the couch, ran upstairs, grabbed a few things, came back downstairs, put it all together, and started drilling. πŸ™‚ I`ll show you what came out of it and how EASY it was!

{And by the way– how much do I love Country Living? This old home re-do was spellbinding. Call me, CL.}

To make a (side bar) Drink Table you will need:

electric drill

heavy duty stapler

fabric or pretty paper

2 screws

a stool (or any other kind of “legs”– get creative πŸ™‚

a tray, shallow crate, butcher block, etc. (again think outside the box!)

Here is Blondie with mine. It was SO much fun to make.

Just screw tray to stool, staple on burlap and PRESTO! (Is presto only for food? I may be confused…)

I am pleased as punch that out of a radiator and this drink table, I have a made a buffet area. My kitchen is a galley kitchen (teeny tiny) and so a place to serve food is a happy place for me.

A few perty tangs.

Glasses: 61 Surplus

Pitcher: IKEA

Burlap: Joann Fabrics

Tray: Target

Stool: Antique Mall

Flowers: my garden

From the top of the tray, looking down.

Let`s do that again!

The idea is to serve hot food above.

Where are the girls when I make stuff?

Right with me. After I took these pictures, they wanted to try the drink SOOOO bad.

Ok, sure.

I said (being stupid),

“Do my princesses want a really, reallyΒ  pretty, special drink?”…

…They both took a sip from the glass glasses.

Elle yells,

“It really doesn`t taste any different, mom!”

Laila crowed,

“It`s WATER.”

Yeah, cant fool them. Ever.

Here is another cool idea I found online. See the red crate in my header above (back behind the recliner)? That would also be a great idea for a drink cart. SO MANY ways you could do this…

Take it away, my friend!

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  1. Shelly N says:

    Love it!! That is one project I will tuck away for someday . . . someday when I’m at a happy little auction I know where you can find stools and trays and stuff . . . and for someday when I have a corner for a cool stand like that (it might fit in my current house, but maybe *not*. Thanks for sharing and showing off your inspirations and lovely things. You are just so *good* at what you do!

  2. Rachel says:

    quite the tricks you pull off Jenny! just got my CL mag the other day, and devoured it pronto….oh, how that magazine gets me every time. the fair coming up? are you going? i’m wishing to…..time will tell..
    happy week to you!

  3. diane says:

    hey! i love this idea! i may have to try it sometime. and i love your girls too. they are as fun to be around as you are. and by fun i don’t mean perfect but pushy and witty πŸ™‚ haha.. not that your pushy ( i can’t remember πŸ™ but u are witty –

  4. clarita says:

    Just so perfect and cute! You make me want to raid my attic and see what I can find. πŸ™‚ I love all your repurposes and the love you give to old things!

  5. Kendra says:

    really like it. so country living is worth getting? i actually never looked through one, but i love, love, love pottery barn and west elm style. is country living free?

    • Jenny K. says:

      country living is a mag– so it`s a little pricey but it is the one mag i call “worth it”…. some are not. every page is sheer goodness!
      i am SO with you too– what is it with west elm?????? it. is. so. cool and unique, yet warm. i devor that catalog as well. i love pottery barn but west elm….. is just awesome. πŸ™‚
      wow, i sound like a decor nut job. i better go.

  6. Terri says:

    a comment from last post: what if you would do guest posts while you are blogged out? not sure how that would work or what people would say? maybe a themed guest post? i think it could be fun to read. i thoroughly enjoy your blog the way it is!

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