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Cocktails Anyone? – DIY Outdoor Bars!

Micky
2017-05-23

With summer festivities and holidays rushing toward us, there is no better time to stop and think about how you want to enjoy your outdoor space this season. Me? I love Steve’s margaritas… and a glass of wine. A good craft beer in the heat of the summer works too! With outdoor spaces being extensions of the indoors in todays homes, making a DIY bar just seems like a dang good idea. And if you don’t prefer to serve alcohol, use your DIY bar to serve the best iced tea around!

Our featured photo, above, is a tiled outdoor bar from ‘My Carpentry’. It has a full tutorial, with step by step drawings. What a great style for a mediterranean or exotic feel to your garden! I love the corrugated metal, it keeps this project looking updated.

‘Stacked Design’ has a tutorial with tons of photos for this pallet bar/table project. And stools!

 
Cleverly Inspired’ shows you how to build an outdoor bar, using their deck railing! Great use of space!

 
This DIY bar idea by ‘The Wedding Chicks’ is easy, vintage and fun! Just place boards across the rungs of a wood ladder…instant bar!

 
Build a hanging outdoor bar with Sam Henderson from ‘Todays Nest’, for HGTV. This bar was made from old pallets, so its recycling too… great choice for small gardens.

 
One of our Pinterest finds, using an old hutch as an outdoor bar. Cute and funky! You could pick up a thrift store hutch, then use distressed paint finishes to get this look as well. Be sure to seal it with an exterior grade sealer.

 
This cinder block planter bar on ‘Design Sponge’ is uber cool, and pretty easy.  The basic steps are all there, be sure to read through the comments for additional tips.

 
Here is an idea that couldn’t be simpler. What more festive way to share drinks than an ice filled wheelbarrow?  And, it’s portable! You know, for when the party moves from the patio to the lawn for the inevitable football “game”. From ‘Style Me Pretty‘.

 
The Creativity Exchange’ has a great project for those who like to “remake” things… their potting bench turned outdoor bar is more than just repurposing. They has a full tutorial on how to add hardware, make glass storage, etc… Great project for those who don’t want to do actual construction.

 
Lastly, another Pinterest inspirational project. This one is pretty easy…attach two pallets together with screws, paint, then top with landscape pavers. Pick up some landscape adhesive at Home Depot and attach the pavers permanently for safety. Done!

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