So I haven’t really done anything with the screened-in porch for a while now. That is, until my dad was driving by the neighbor’s, and happened to see a door that they had put out at the curb. We went back to look at it, and I really liked that it had glass panes that were intact. I decided to take it, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.
The back porch didn’t really have anywhere to do entertaining, without having to go inside for drinks and food, so I decided that I could make a libation station with the door. This is what we started with. It wasn’t in perfect shape, since it had one of the wood pieces removed and filled in with painted bubble wrap. I’m assuming that was for a dog door, or something. Also, they had removed the hardware for the handle and lock.
We fastened the top of the door to the wood 2x4s behind it, using two L shaped brackets we had left over from an IKEA project. We didn’t want it blowing over on a windy day. Also, we ordered a glass rack from Amazon to put on the underneath of the top shelf. The top shelf has a depth of 10 inches, and is a laminated compressed wood shelf that you use for closets and other shelving. Although this is somewhat protected by a roof, I would still consider it to be out in the elements, so if it does warp we’ll have to replace it with treated wood.
To finish the station, I placed a table that the neighbors had given us, in front of the door. This table was originally used for playing games by our neighbor’s mom, so it stands a bit taller than regular tables. It seemed to fit perfectly, although I wish it was a bit taller to cover the missing wood. Since it isn’t going to be used to sit at, I might put bricks under the legs to hide the bubble wrap.
In this picture you can see more of the old wash tub we have sitting next to it. We actually will fill that up with ice, and use that as a drink cooler for bottles and cans. It works perfectly because it doesn’t leak, and has a hose to drain the water when it melts.
Anyway, I really like our libation station, and other than the shelving items, it was pretty much a free project. All added up, we spent roughly $40.00 on it. At some point, I might want to paint everything, and figure out how to patch the wood piece, but I’m happy with it right now:)
Thanks for looking!
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Funky Junk Interiors
Rustic & Refined
Between Naps on the Porch