I am cracking up that two of my contributors came up with a similar idea in creating an upcycled beverage station/ potting shed idea. Apparently, all the cool kids are doing it. I need to get on the bandwagon apparently.
If you missed last month’s post she made a kitchen herb garden out of an old door.
Today’s think outside the box door project is here thanks to Christy at Our Southern Homes.
What Can I Do With an Old Door?
There are many creative and practical ways to repurpose an old door:
- Use it as a table top or desk surface
- Turn it into a headboard or footboard for a bed
- Hang it on the wall as a piece of wall decor or a unique photo display
- Use it as a pantry door or room divider
- Create a bench or seating area by adding legs
- Turn it into a unique bookshelf
- Make a picture frame or wall hanging from the window panes
- Use it as a decorative backdrop for outdoor events or photo shoots
- Transform it into a garden trellis or archway
- Use it as a unique entryway or front door for a shed or outbuilding… OR
Do like Christy at Our Southern Homes. She’s transformed a $5 old door into an amazing Bar Station.
DIY Upcycled Beverage Station by Our Southern Homes
The official day of summer may not be here yet, but with school now out…it is summer! What does the start of summer signify to you?
To me it means less stress and more carefree fun! In our home, carefree means outdoors! My hubby and I worked together to create this DIY Beverage Center from an old door!
I knew exactly what I wanted to create when asked to team up with Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. This product is amazing. It is meant for mixed media use.
In my case, I was bonding wood to metal. You can also bond glass to concrete or ceramic to drywall with out that messy residue often left behind by other polyurethane glues. This is not meant for wood to wood applications. Elmer’s Wood Glue is used for that purpose.
I purchased this old door for I believe $5 over a year ago at a thrift store. It has had a home in this corner as a plate hanger for decoration. Now it is a beverage station for our screened porch!
As you can see, I had to do quite a bit of scraping and sanding to get a paintable surface.
- Elmer’s ProBond
- Elmer’s Woods Glue
- Old Door
- 2 scrap boards for shelf in 2 different widths
- 4 shelf brackets in 2 different sizes
- 2 outdoor porch spindles
- Wood screws
- Basic tools
- Creamy white outdoor spray paint
- Pale blue outdoor paint and primer in one
- Wine glass rack
*Home improvement center will cut wood for you and spindles
We positioned where we wanted the 2 shelf brackets to go using the larger of the two since this will be the larger serving shelf.
We leveled the location for the brackets and attached them to the door with wood screws using a drill.
We really could have ditched the drill and wood screws here! Elmer’s ProBond Advanced is so strong that it would have easily supported these shelves!
Next, we attached the shelf to the brackets with the Elmer’s ProBond. We clamped it to dry and set up.
Before gluing the upper shelf, I had previously attached a metal wine glass rack to the underside of the upper shelf.
I let it set up while we did other things around the house. After it had dried and set up thoroughly, we followed the same procedure for attaching the upper shelf as we did for the lower using the 2 smaller brackets.
Then we took off for a few hours to run a few errands.
The legs were attached with screw counter sunk through the bottom shelf.
For added stability with kids around, we did secure it to the brick wall behind with a cement screw in the brick.
A hook was attached to the backside of the door and secured to the cement screw with wire.
I love how I can see no residue from the Elmer’s ProBond Advanced! The beverage station is all set up for entertaining. I just need to add sodas and water to the metal ice bucket filled with ice. Notice we attached a bottle opener to the side of the door. A small jar is directly underneath to place caps.
We are actually having friends over for a cookout Saturday night. I can’t wait to use this beverage station then! Next week I’ll share other resources with you from the station!
See other Christy’s projects here.
Also check out 5 Ways To Create An Outdoor Beverage Station On A Budget.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you too make your own customized outdoor bar!
Thanks for reading!