Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Outdoor Serving Stations

Repurposed Furniture
Vintage furniture makes great potting benches but it makes an equally 
good serving station in the garden.
This one a beverage center, specifically.
A headboard added to a table with a shelf creates this one.
A simple wood box with shelves and a hinged door creates one that attaches to a wall.
The über talented Heather Bullard styled this one.
This one is very elegant but isn't it nice outside?
This one goes to the country side complete with cake pedestals for serving pie.
A potting table, skirted really takes this serving spot to a whole other level.

Now if I'd just finish up my potting bench...I'd have something I could use as a 
serving station too!


Dewena said...

I love this idea, Nita! And it would also mean that when I fell in love with an old piece of furniture my husband couldn't say, "There's no room for it in the house." Because I could just put in the yard! You always come up with new ideas for me!

K&B by the Sea said...

Love the look of these pieces of furniture outdoors. They all have a nice rustic look that really works well in a garden.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Thanks for the great inspiration! We are hosting our annual 4th of July BBQ and I have plans on setting one of these up in the yard!

Unknown said...

These are all such wonderful ideas.
Thx for the inspiration!!

Christine at Little Brags said...

Nita, LOVE LOVE LOVE those ideas...are you following Holly at Down to Earth? She just bult one out of Pallets....Christine from Little Brags

vintage girl at heart said...

love these! i love that sweetie pie sign too..i need to make one!
i cannot wait to see your potting bench reveal too.
it's going to be HOT this weekend.
here we go!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Great inspiration Nita! I pinned almost everyone of them....hugs, Penny

Mimi said...

Some great ideas and inspiration, here! I may have to get busy on one, soon!

Sonia said...

So pretty...I need something like that on my front porch!
Miss Bloomers

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Sp glad you showed these! We're hosting the block party this Friday and I'm going to use our potting bench to serve the drinks, and serve sangria in a glass canister, just like the second photo. Lots of other great ideas here too!

Amy Chalmers said...

well that was a great idea...the bed headboard as a backdrop to the table. I loved that idea and you have got me thinking...

Ricki Treleaven said...

LOVE this post, and I love your Pinterest board, too! I pinned the first image onto my Shabby Chic Outdoor Spaces board.

I think a potting bench/serving station is a great idea!


Cindy said...

Those are all nice, Nita, I would love to have on our patio, but I haven't found anything that works yet.
Hugs, Cindy

Tara Dillard said...

Amazing still life with the skirted potting table.

The shutter. Divine.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

Shannon Fox said...

Hi Nita! Love that lead in. Dreamy!!!
I wish our weather wasn't well.. so wet! I can't have anything like that but it's sure pretty to look at! Hope you and all the pups are well.
(Your mom too!)


Anonymous said...

I had not thought about putting a beverage station in a backyard. We are attempting to get a gazebo set up and a small station like this would be a perfect addition. I really like the station which was mounted to the wall. It is a smart job of reusing furniture as well.

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