I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for my first ever blog conference but don’t worry I have the hubs all set up to play househubs of San Diego in style with the addition of an outdoor drink station. This is the final project in the outdoor living room that we are loving. I promise that first thing on my list of to-dos when I get back is to photograph the entire space so I can share it in all it’s glory 🙂
We desperately needed a surface to serve beverages and snacks from that was out of reach of the kiddos. Then last weekend my neighborhood was having one of those everyone throw their stuff out front and sell it days. I found out about it too late to throw my crap out in my front yard but that didn’t stop me from shopping! Of course I started down my hill and hit about 20 garage sales in a big loop and found this $5 diaper changing table at a house about 3 houses up the hill from me. Ha! Go figure.
I knew right away it would make the perfect backyard beverage station and I was in need of a place to serve my summer cocktails! So I took it home and quickly decided that I wasn’t even going to go through the hassle of sanding and painting. It was in pretty good shape with a slick tough coat of white paint that will hold up outside better than if I sanded and painted it myself. It needed a little something though so I grabbed by favorite bright green craft paint (also outdoor resistant, by Martha Stewart) and came up with a plan.
I was inspired by some pillows with a hand painted pattern on them and wanted to recreate it here. I didn’t want it to be perfect. So I started by taping the first two lines, but it looked too deliberate. And I would have had to wait for the paint to dry between each set of lines and well, that just ain’t me, so I went for it freehand.
The only thing we added was a wall mounted bottle opener from World Market. I may add hooks or a bar for towels later, but for now I wanted to keep it super simple.
It is going to be the perfect place to serve from when we are entertaining this summer! And the bright fun colors go perfectly with the rest of our outdoor living room.
Pretty much scored on this one!