DIY: A Chic Outdoor Bar
Spring has sprung! The weather is warmer and it’s time to celebrate! In preparation for Cinco de Mayo and the sun-filled summer ahead, I have been spending a lot of time preparing my balcony, which I’ve affectionately dubbed, “my veranda” (sounds fancee-er, doesn’t it?). This little project was inspired by my super creative cousin and can be seen on her fabulous blog, “Our Cozy Cubbyhole.”
With a small budget and a pretty large space to fill, I thought this little project was an excellent idea! A few weekends I high-tailed it over to my local Salvation Army and picked up this not-so-charming-but-full-of-possibilities broken shelf for $8.
I already had supplies to sand it, but I also stopped at a hardware store to pick out some paint, a drop cloth and painter’s tape (which totaled less than $12).
I removed the broken wheels and the pine-cone stamped cupboard doors and hardware and sanded the entire piece down to a nice blank canvas. Three coats of yellow paint later, I stepped away for a day to let it dry.
Using painter’s tape, I taped off the top and used orange spray paint to make the stripes on the top and then clear-coated the entire piece to seal it against “the elements.” I chose this piece because it’s big enough to store plates, cups, utensils and other necessities underneath while allowing you to create a fancee spread on top with food or drinks.
Thanks so much, Erika, for some great inspiration! Stay tuned for more preparations for Cinco de Mayo!