Monday, June 20, 2016

DIY Beverage Cart

Last week I attended my first Do-It-Herself workshop at my local Home Depot.
Normally I don't spend much time at all in Home Depot unless I need to run in for
some spray paint or to check out the flowers and plants, but when I read that the
workshop taught you how to make this adorable beverage cart I was all in!

Do It Yourself Beverage Cart


I'll admit, I was a little nervous.  A hammer and screwdriver are the extent of my tool
usage, but our instructor, Grace, put me right at ease.  She was so nice, friendly and so
encouraging!



Do It Yourself Beverage Cart


There were only two of us in the workshop, so we received a lot of individual attention
from Grace, which was really nice!  Here she is showing us how to measure and cut the
wood we would need to assemble our cart.  Right after this photo I used a jigsaw for the
first time ever! It was a little scary until I got the hang of it, but I did it!

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This is Emily.  She was making the beverage cart for her dad for Father's Day.
Isn't that sweet!  Emily was rockin' the nail gun!

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The nail gun was my favorite too.
Don't you just love my stylish safety glasses!

Do It Yourself Beverage Cart

The hardest part was using the jigsaw to cut the hole for the drink bucket, but Grace was
super nice and showed us exactly what to do and then cheered us on as we took over.

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The workshop lasted a little over 2 hours and was the most empowering thing I have
done in a while.  It helped me to get over my fear of power tools and gave me such a
great feeling of accomplishment!  Grace was a fabulous instructor and I can't wait to
try another wood working project soon!

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I ended up going back to Home Depot over the weekend to buy a few things to make my
beverage cart even better.  After painting it, I added a bottle opener and hook to hang a
cute dish towel. I had a silver bucket at home and decided to use this one instead of the
plastic flower pot.

I just love it!
It screams summer, cookouts and lazy days by the pool.

Wonder if I can find some pink power tools for my next project :)

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This is not a sponsored post.  I just wanted to share my experience at the workshop
and show you my adorable beverage cart!!

2 comments:

  1. I have thought about trying one of these workshops. What was the cost for participating? It turned out so cute!

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    1. Thank you Wendy - I just love it! The workshop itself is free. I heard that it is up to each store manager whether everyone gets to make one and if there is a charge, so check with your local store.

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