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Upcycled Beverage Station

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

The official day of summer may not be here yet, but with school now out…it is summer! What does the start of summer signify to you? To me it means less stress and more carefree fun! In our home, carefree means outdoors! My hubby and I worked together to create this DIY Beverage Center from an old door!

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

  I knew exactly what I wanted to create when asked to team up with Elmer's ProBond Advanced. This product is amazing. It is meant for mixed media use. In my case, I was bonding wood to metal. You can also bond glass to concrete or ceramic to drywall with out that messy residue often left behind by other polyurethane glues. This is not meant for wood to wood applications. Elmer's Wood Glue is used for that purpose.

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Check out this quick 30 second video to see it in action! This is strong stuff!


Screened porch tour from Our Southern Home

 I purchased this old door for I believe $5 over a year ago at a thrift store. It has had a home in this corner as a plate hanger for decoration. Now it is a beverage station for our screened porch!

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

 As you can see, I had to do quite a bit of scraping and sanding to get a paintable surface. 

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home


Materials Used

Elmer’s ProBond

Elmer’s Woods Glue

Old Door

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2 scrap boards for shelf in 2 different widths

4 shelf brackets in 2 different sizes

2 outdoor porch spindles

Wood screws

Basic tools

Creamy white outdoor spray paint

Pale blue outdoor paint and primer in one

wine glass rack

*Home improvement center will cut wood for you and spindles

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

We positioned where we wanted the 2 shelf brackets to go using the larger of the two since this will be the larger serving shelf. We leveled the location for the brackets and attached them  to the door with wood screws using a drill. We really could have ditched the drill and wood screws here! Elmer's ProBond Advanced is so strong that it would have easily supported these shelves! Next, we attached the shelf to the brackets with the Elmer's ProBond. We clamped it to dry and set up.

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

 Just add the Elmer's ProBond glue, clamp and relax!

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home



Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

Before gluing the upper shelf, I had previously attached a metal wine glass rack to the underside of the upper shelf. I let it set up while we did other things around the house. After it had dried and set up thoroughly, we followed the same procedure for attaching the upper shelf as we did for the lower using the 2 smaller brackets. Then we took off for a few hours to run a few errands.

Elmer's ProBond Advanced dries to a translucent paintable waterproof finish! It is heavy-duty with no foam residue!

The legs were attached with screw counter sunk through the bottom shelf. For added stability with kids around, we did secure it to the brick wall behind with a cement screw in the brick. A hook was attached to the backside of the door and secured to the cement screw with wire. 

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Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

 I love how I can see no residue from the Elmer's ProBond Advanced! The beverage station is all set up for entertaining. I just need to add sodas and water to the metal ice bucket filled with ice. Notice we attached a bottle opener to the side of the door. A small jar is directly underneath to place caps.

Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home


Upcycled beverage station using Elmer's ProBond via Our Southern Home

We are actually having friends over for a cookout Saturday night. I can't wait to use this beverage station then! Next week I'll share other resources with you from the station!


Looking for more inspiration? Check out this Mixed Materials Pinterest board with other DIY projects using Elmer's ProBond!

Mixed Materials

Happy Summer!



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  1. This was a sponsored post. The company asked me to do a project using their product. You could add a flat base to the bottom.

  2. Kristi,
    Thank you so very much! So excited to have discovered your beautiful blog. I pinned the “25” graphic several times for you as well!!! ~Christy

  3. Thanks so much!!! You are just so sweet. That was such a fun party! That is crazy on the link thing. I’ve never had that happen before! Any suggestions so people can get to me? ~Christy

  4. Soooooo stunning Christie!! I\’m smitten with the addition of the wine glass holder too! I’m on my way over for a glass of pinot to catch up and visit right now lol!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Fun in the Sun Linky Party! I featured you today! (I couldn’t leave the link to the post – it said it wouldn’t accept my comment with the url here) xo Heather

  5. Thanks so much! Wow! You have a plan. Your idea sounds perfect! Please share a photo when you are finished!!!! I can’t wait! ~Christy

  6. Christy, I absolutely love this. I need a shelf to put a small wireless tv on our back porch. This beverage station door will do the trick. TV on top shelf, small refrigerator in between spindle legs and under counter top is perfect. I have several old doors and I am starting on this tonight

  7. Thanks so much! Great thing about DIY….we can always add and change things up! Would love to see what you do! Christy

  8. Thanks so much! Excited for your project! I purchased the wine glass rack on Amazon for I believe $12! The glue really affixes it permanently! Let me know if you need more help! Christy

  9. Thanks so much, Barbara! Sounds like you scored a fabulous find!!! Happy creating and thanks for stopping by! ~Christy

  10. Oh my goodness, thank you so very much!!! We are loving it! Have a great summer! ~Christy

  11. Christy!!!!! This is absolutely awesome. Can you please share some of your creativity with me? Love it!

    p.s. I also had no idea this glue existed or that it was so versatile. I need to get some this weekend. Thanks for linking up to our Fun in the Sun Hop.

  12. Now that is one of the nicest door transformations that I have ever seen and believe me I have seen a lot of them. Very well done!!

  13. Wow what a fabulous idea!!! And I just happen to have an old door i recently salvaged from the side of the road and a screened in porch! OK you have my wheels turning…thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tutorial!
    XO Barbara

  14. Thanks for sharing how you made this great beverage station without a lot of sawing and drilling (things I tend to shy away from when doing a DIY). I have seen this Elmer’s glue but have not tried it before but I surely will get some next time I run across it in a store after seeing your project. Congratulations for being featured over a “A Stroll Thru LIfe’s” blog party.

  15. Turned our really nice. Thanks for the tip on the glue. I bought some today and anxious to try it.
    Where did you get the rack for the wine glasses? They look nice, but likely could make some out of wood. I have the old door and eager to make one.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  16. What a great upcycle! I have a beverage station on my back porch that is so handy. We use it all the time, but it isn’t this cute! Now I am feeling inspired to spruce it up a bit!

  17. Stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday link party. This turned out great! I would use this indoors and outdoors. Great job! Can’t wait to see your next project. Have a great weekend.

  18. Thanks, Michelle! It was my first time using and so extremely impressed with the holding power!!! ~Christy

  19. Wow! That turned out so cute! You and hubby did a great job! I’m pinning this to my repurposed board!

  20. What a clever use for this old door! I haven’t heard of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced and will look for it the next time I’m out shopping. It sounds like a product that I’d use over and over for projects. Be sure to take pictures of your beverage station in use during your cookout. I know your friends are going to love it.

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