Junk Drink Stand

Junk Drink Stand | A Diamond in the Stuff
I just love when all the pieces to a puzzle come together. After months of searching, I finally found a metal bucket for a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I showed off the holy grail bucket yesterday during Thrifty Thursday.
The story all started with this broken stool that I shared in a Thrifty Thursday almost a year ago. My hubby and I found the stool on a curb for trash. I of course HAD to go check it out. It was broken and basically useless as a stool but I KNEW I could do something with it. It took awhile, but I finally knew that I wanted to turn this broken stool into a functional Junk Drink Stand.
It was all pretty simple. I popped off the two remaining pieces of the stool’s seat so I could have a more even surface to work with. Then all it took was some Gorilla Glue to attach the bucket to the top of the stool.
The stool gives the bucket some height so that you don’t have to squat down to pick your beverage. The bucket is big enough to hold a variety of beverages; whether it’s a bunch of capri suns for the kids, a pile of sodas for a party, or a few bottles of wine for ladies night. The added feature of the handle on the bucket makes for easy transportation.
I love the junky look of this Junk Drink Stand. Even better than the junky look is turning unusable objects into functional ones. This stool would of otherwise been sitting in the dump somewhere, now it is full of personality and function. Any big junk fans out there?

My husband thought it should be called a country cooler. I told him I’d think about it. ; )

I thought it would be fun to use some red, white, and blue beverages to try out my bucket. With Memorial day and the 4th of July not far off I’m getting in the mood for some patriotic fun!!!

I’m really debating about this one……keep or sell, keep or sell???

Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. I have a bucket just like this…and now I will be on the look out for a great stool like that! What a great idea! Have a great weekend 🙂

    Oh, and I think you should keep it…at least until you find the supplies to make another one 🙂

  2. Love love love!! Keep or sell? I would have a hard time giving that away!!!!

  3. Lovin’ it!! I would keep it! I also like the “country cooler” name 😉

  4. This is super cute! I was going to buy a drink stand similar to this (just brand new) from Target, but this is a great idea! I love it!

  5. Awesome! I say – KEEP. Here’s a wonderful excuse to have a few more great summer parties!

  6. That is genius!

  7. Awesome idea!

  8. Fabulous idea!! I love the way you think! Want to sell it? I wish!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifices for us all and this great country.

  9. Junk fans galore, I presume! This turned out so practical and really cute. I love that you don’t have to bend down to get something out of it. Funny, but I always seem to pick your links at the various parties. I like your style, I guess.
    I came over this time from Twigg Studios.


  10. Keep it ! The stool and bucket looks like it was meant to be that way .. very outdoor-sy.

  11. Very cute idea!!

  12. Your so talented and in today’s Saturday Spotlight Talent Show, thank you so much. winks, jen

  13. SO, SO cute!

  14. i have a stool EXACTLY like that that I just put in the garbage yesterday – I may have to go dumpster diving later!! this is beyond fabulous! love love love it!


  15. Awesom!!

  16. This is adorable! What a great idea, not just for stools, but old chairs too!

  17. Going to steal this idea! Love it!
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