Twin headboard becomes outdoor cooler table (repurpose furniture DIY)

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My friends at Elmer’s challenged me this month to create something that would require me to bond a porous and a non-porous material….lots of things popped in my head. Mixed Materials such as wood and tile, fabric and metal, roping and glass….but I decided to use a few items that had been lurking around the garage for awhile now. I had my daughter’s twin headboard and a metal basket….my wheels started turning. Picnic tables with coolers have popped up all over the web for the past few years. I have one in mind that was made with a picnic table and pieces of aluminum gutter. The center of the table was cut out and in it’s place was a “trough” of sorts inset into the table to hold ice and wine…genius right?!?! So this is my little take on that fun outdoor table….. outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired I needed to find a base for the table….I came upon this old iron file holder at goodwill for $6. I thought it would be a perfect base to hold the headboard and metal container….. outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (12) All I had to do is cut the legs off the headboard. I used my jigsaw and made the edges rounded like the other side….the headboard was already painted out in chalkboard paint. It used to be in my daughter’s room. I had to figure out the table top. I traced a line around the base of the metal container then I used a large drill bit to “poke” a hole in the center where I would begin my jigsaw. I cut along the line (in retrospect, cut a hair outside the line to allow your container to sit in the hole.) I had to go back and cut a bit more to get my container to sit in the hole correctly. But better to be a bit to small then too big:) outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (11) I decided to spray the iron base with a pretty summer cherry red. Perfect splash of color! After I dry fitted the container in the hole of the table I was ready to glue it in place. I used the ProBond Advanced to secure the metal to the wood. (I drilled a few holes in the bottom to allow for ice drainage.) When that was dry, I glued the wood table top to the iron base and allowed that to dry. outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (10) This table was made with found items that I had on hand….but you could easily recreate this yourself with just a few thrift store items. I love that the table top is chalkboard too! It is a fun conversation piece too!

Probond has a ton of really great uses… is a short video to see for yourself…. What I love about it is there is no messy residue. It is weather-proof and heavy duty too. Don’t pass up another flea market find that you love…with this glue in your toolbox I know you will find something to make that trash into a treasure:)

outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (9) You could use it for popsicles too for a kids party! So many uses….. outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (4) Is it summer yet? :) outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (6) I would encourage you to get out there and see what you can piece together to make one for your patio…. outdoor cooler cocktail table @cleverlyinspired (8)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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6 thoughts on “Twin headboard becomes outdoor cooler table (repurpose furniture DIY)

  1. Amanda Comeau

    I wish I was your neighbor….happy hour would be so much fun with a table like that….LOL! :)))

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