Drink Station Decoration with Silk Daisies and My Old Kitchen Table!

Jul 07 2019
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Decorating my drink station with daisies and fun accessories. I’ve found that when hosting summer parties on my deck that my designated “drink station” needs to be well away from the buffet of food. Turns out people like to “hang around” where the drinks are and tend to stall a whole line of people behind them lol. Or maybe that’s just us Minnesotans?! The “watering hole” at my parties always seems to be the first place my friends and family congregates.

(This project is a group theme for this month, make sure and check out the projects from the other Farmhouse Hens at the bottom of this post!)

This old kitchen table had a rotten top when I pulled it out of a shed several years ago. I replaced the top with leftover cedar deck boards and, since then, its served many outdoor purposes for me.

It held my grill for a couple of years until I built my grill station, I had it inside for awhile but most of last year it spent by my fire pit to hold a drink or two. Its small and easy enough to move so its been doing odd jobs for me forever. (One night I even ran out of seating so two of us spent the whole night happily SITTING on top of it by the fire pit!)

I don’t have to worry about it collapsing (its incredibly sturdy) and I don’t need to worry about it getting wet or “messing” it up! At this point literally anything that happens to it will just add more character.

I always get compliments on it and when people ask me how “I got that amazing finish!” I just have to be honest and say I pulled it out of a shed, fixed the top and then left it outside for years lol.

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One job its always been perfect for was as my drink station up on my deck. Again, because I don’t have to worry about messing it up but also because its literally the perfect size. My cooler, where I keep extra soft drinks, bottled water and ice, fits under it like a glove.

Beside my grill it also gives me extra surface space in case I need it and that spot is literally only five steps from my refrigerator inside my kitchen! So its really convenient in case I need to refill the cooler etc.

On the table I started using this neat metal caddy for glasses and decorations. I got these great red checkered towels as a gift this xmas that I’m totally in love with and thought they would work well here with everything else.

Rolling them up to have on hand added a punch of color on the bottom half of the tray. Around them I added little jars full of silk daisies and solar lights.

The top of the tray is sturdy enough to hold several extra glasses.

I saw this great idea for an “ice bucket” on Facebook the other day and I’m totally smitten. My red colander adds such a great hit of red beside the towels and the ice simply drains into the bowl beneath it.

I haven’t mentioned it yet here on the blog but I’m working on a new plan for my fire pit next year. Right now I’m still digging my “beach” fire pit I made several years ago, its incredibly SAFE because any fire I have is totally surrounded by sand and its also fun to walk in barefoot.

However, this is Minnesota and most of the time, when I have a fire, it is way TOO COLD for anyone to be comfortable barefoot. (Not to mention the amount of sand everyone drags into my home on their shoes is just ridiculous!) So, it worked just fine for awhile but its time for my fire pit to grow up!

The pit itself I’m going to move closer to my main deck, surrounded by a new lower “deck” right off of my current one. I am totally smitten with the idea of having a “two tiered” deck! I may not build it out of wood, I may use pea gravel or mulch because it will be ON the ground but, regardless, I’m going to be building a lot of furniture just for the new space.

Meaning: This little table will get to stay right here, exactly where it seems to belong!

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12 Comments

  1. July 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Oh Tarah, this is totally awesome! Love the strainer for the ice – brilliant! I think I need to plan a party now, thanks for sharing.

  2. July 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Talk about a perfect drink station with a farmhouse touch. I love how everything is red, and as yousaid the finish is perfect. I want one just like it.

  3. Patty
    July 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I love it! And as a proud Texan, I particularly love the Lone Star glasses 🙂

    • July 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Patty! I brought them back from Texas MANY years ago – they’re the perfect size lol

  4. July 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Tarah, I absolutely love this drink station! What a cool way to entertain outdoors. Love hopping with you!

  5. July 12, 2019 at 2:29 am

    This looks great, what a lovely and welcoming thing to have for guests.

  6. July 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    What a cozy set up. Love it 😍

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