Beverage Stand From A Changing Table

Since we are fixing up our backyard on a dime, I am re-purposing old stuff into new stuff.
And saving A LOT.
Not to mention how fun it is to stand back and see how far you have come, one thrifty DIY
at a time.  Here is what I did…

We have a patio table, chairs, planters etc… that I can paint and refinish to update
them for summer entertaining (and a wedding too!) but we had no area for drinks
until now.
Different than a buffet table you would set up for serving food, or your general eating area, a 
designated area to serve drinks seems to help the flow and keep people chatting and visiting.
 
Not to mention it looks really cute.
So I decided to repaint an old changing table I picked up about five years ago for $15.00
off of Craigslist.
I started by cleaning the table well, and painting it with two coats of aqua blue spray paint 
(Krylon Ocean Breeze.)  Next I found some scrapbook paper that looked like old barn wood
or pallet pieces, using some Mod Podge I applied the paper to both shelves of the table.
I used bright red bins I found at Dollar Tree to hold chips, snacks, extra drinks etc…
The top is a great area for a beverage dispenser, glasses, pitcher, napkins and straws.  I used
red & white gingham napkins, also from the Dollar Tree, a glass decanter from a local thrift
store, and IKEA drinking glasses.  
A large basket on the bottom can hold extra snacks, pop, or even some outdoor games.  
You could also add casters to your stand, I opted not to as it will be sitting on a cobblestone
patio, and casters would have not been as stable.
Some chalkboard love, a summer banner here and there, and you can add a bright, fun 
piece of patio furniture that can serve many purposes and pull together an eclectic 
Summer vibe.
Fun, relaxed, easy, thrifty, just a few things I love about Summer 🙂  Do you have any 
backyard projects in the works right now?

     
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Comments

  1. awesome idea, and it turned out cute and cheerful. The scrapbook paper really looks real.

  2. Oh…I love this and love the colors you used. I'd love it if you linked it up at my part going on right now…Mod Mix Monday. It would be perfect for it.

  3. I love it, Tanya! Great color and fabulous find!

  4. Tanya
    Super cute! I love the pretty blue and the bright red together. What a neat idea!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. how awesome is that…can I come over for some refreshments now??

  6. Wow, what an amazing idea! I love this 😉
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  7. oh! so pretty Tanya! what a clever idea 🙂 you are very creative! it's so functional and looks great outside! love how you styled it too! 🙂

  8. This is just so gorgeous!!! I want one!

  9. What a cute idea!!

  10. Such an innovative idea & cute, too! What time is the party?

  11. How clever is that!! Great idea for un-used baby furniture

  12. I love this idea and the color you used. I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin'!
    Corey from http://www.tinysidekick.com

  13. This is an adorable transformation and will be of great use. Love the color!

    Cynthia

  14. This is so creative!! I would love it if you would link up at my {Work It Wednesday} linky party!!

    xo
    amy
    http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-linky-party/

  15. What a smart idea! I've seen people giving these things away when baby outgrows them. I've always tried to think of what they could be made into. I love your colors, too. Excellent project!

    Kristin
    http://www.exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com

  16. This is such an adorable idea! I love the colors as well.

    I'm visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage– hope you'll stop by and say hello sometime!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://www.revolutionariesblog.com

  17. What a fun Paint Project! I love this Idea!
    Come over to my blog and link up at my Paint Party!

    http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party-and-giveaway.html

    Brooke Start at Home

    I will follow on my way out!

  18. LOVE!! I have this same exact change table… and we are all finished with it, great idea!!

  19. So fabulous. I want to DIY a bar cart and was actually eyeing a changing table at a store the other day. Glad to see one in action!

  20. I totally love this, now I know EXACTLY what to do with my old change table!!

  21. Yes!! This turned out awesome!

  22. What a perfect piece of furniture to upcycle into a drink cart! Great job!

  23. That's a great idea for a changing table! We didn't buy one for our little guy — just used a pad on top of the dresser. But if we had I would definitely be considering this upcycle! Looks great 🙂
    – Lora

  24. I would have never thought of using an old changing table for a beverage stand or cart. What a fantastic idea. It looks amazing. ;o)

  25. This is brilliant (& beautiful)! I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  26. I featured your cute drink station today at Mod Mix Monday!

  27. I totally love this, Tanya! What a great idea! I just pinned this!

  28. This turned out so awesome! I can't believe I just saw one these in the garbage the other day, I knew I should have stopped. You did a great job.

    Tammy @ The Colored Door

  29. CONGRATS!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer! YAY!! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it! http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/turquoise-features-71/

    Don't forget to swing by this evening to link up again 🙂

  30. This is great! Love the color choice!

  31. I love this idea Tanya! I got rid of our changing table years ago. Sure wish I hadn't now. Sharing your post on my FB page today. I bet it will be a hit!

  32. I adore this upcycle Tanya! Featured it on my Facebook page!
    ~Barbara at Chase the Star 🙂 🙂

  33. This is genius! Ithink I have this exact same changing table! Lol. I now know what I am doing with it! Thanks for the awesome idea! {pinning!}

  34. This is the BEST idea, and I shared it on Friday Finds today. Thanks!

  35. Love this! Would love to have you share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share link party. Our theme this week is summer! Visiting from What's Shakin' hop!

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

  36. Oh, I love this. I love it I love it I love it. I have my own changing table that needs to be repurposed!

  37. Such a clever upcycle, Tanya!! I love it!

    I've featured you today: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/06/summer-ideas-recipes.html

  38. Hi Tanya,

    Thanks so much for the inspiration of this fabulous project. I wanted to share my own version of this project. Thank you again for the details of what you did to create this masterpiece. 🙂
    -Tracyhttp://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2013/06/beverage-station-from-baby-changing.html

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