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Cakes, cookies, pizza, hot dogs, chocolates, ice cream, candy, chips, and dips. Oh man! For me, the very first thing I think about when it comes to throwing a party is the food!
What about you? What’s the first thing you start thinking about when you hear the word party?
With all the amazing food around, you cannot forget the chilled drinks! Our family’s favorites are yummy juices, root beer, and water. Well, the water is more my favorite but the others are a majority vote!
A really popular trend right now in party décor is incorporating vintage furniture. I for one, am a huge fan! I love the charm that an old piece can bring to any party theme. Even if you have a modern theme, a pretty piece of furniture nicely tied into your theme can make a huge statement!
This idea is what brought on the inspiration for this DIY drink station.
One thing that I love about this drink station is that, because it is so small it is very easily transported. Think about the events you could bring this to!
Just because your party isn’t at home doesn’t mean that you can’t make your decorations feel over the top! You can bring this baby anywhere.
Ooh! What about a romantic picnic date night? Yes, this would be perfect for something like that!
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Starting Your Project
So clearly I remember when I was growing up, going out into the garage to see what wood-working project my dad was creating. He always had a fun project in the works.
But before I even walked downstairs, I could always tell what he was up to because of the music that was flowing through the walls! As soon as I heard that, I knew it was going to be a really fun day!
These fun memories are exactly why I can’t start a project without music! Before I get started with any DIY project, you know I have to turn it up! Getting yourself in the perfect mood is most definitely going to shine through in your finished project!
How fun are these Coca-Cola™ Share A Coke And A Song Bottles? Wouldn’t they be perfect to fill your DIY Drink Station to get your next party started! I found mine in the soft drink aisle at Vons.
Which by the way, is one of my favorite stores to hit up when I do my monthly meal planning because their stores are very easy to navigate and I always know that I am getting a great deal!
So keep your eyes open for these fun bottles at your local grocery store so you can Share A Coke And A Song! Then before you get your project started, you will want to head over to your favorite mobile device and download the Shazam App so you can get your own Coca-Cola Share A Song!
After you finish reading how to make your own DIY Drink Station, you will want to be sure keep reading to find out how you could WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS!
DIY Drink Station Tutorial
Small end table or night stand
Paint or spray paint
Turn the music up and lets get started!
The first thing you are going to need to do is go out and find yourself a small little end table or night stand. I have found that when searching online classifieds, thrift stores, and garage sales, that when people are trying to sell single end tables, they go for much cheaper than what it would cost within a pair. That’s great news for us!
I ended up getting this table for only $20! I really fell in love with the wood work details!
Once you have your new piece of furniture, you will need to prep it by removing any hardware that will be in the way of painting. Also, remove any drawers to make the piece easier to work with.
Next up, you need to measure out where the center of your tabletop is. You can do this by marking the center of each side of the table. Then connecting opposite sides with a ruler and making a small line across the middle. Do the same thing with the other two sides.
Place your bucket as centered as possible on the tabletop and trace out the base. If you want your bucket to sit lower, you will want to make the outline a little bigger than the base of the bucket.
Next drill a hole somewhere within your traced circle. This is going to make an entrance for your saw.
Now take your saw and follow your traced circle. Then sand down the inner lip of the hole and rough up all surfaces with sand paper, making the surface ready for paint.
You are now ready to paint! I started this project out with spray paint but I was having problems with this specific can. Sad! So I moved on to paint and a brush, which worked out just fine!
Let it dry. If you want you can go back through with a fine grit sandpaper to rough up the paint after it dries to make it look a little more loved (distressed).
After everything has dried you are ready to party!
Here is a close up of the inside of the table so you can see how the bucket sits in the hole.
Put your bucket into the open hole, fill with ice and drinks! This is the perfect accent for you next party!
How did yours turn out? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @PenniesIntoPearls with a picture of your project and/or party!
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Have fun with your project and don’t forget to start the party early with Share A Coke And A Song!