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Monday, July 08, 2013

A Beautiful Hostess Station

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Hello amazing people!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I want to share with you a project that I worked on this weekend...a hostess station. And this little project involved my most favourite kind of fun...taking an ugly flea market find and turning it into something both useful AND pretty.


Here is what I started with...a ratty, pretty unremarkable old metal stand that has been kicking around our house forever. I know we have had it since at least 1994 when we bought our first house and I vaguely remember giving it a quick coat of white paint way back then. And it has been used in a few rooms in our house, but it has spent the last 8 years in our basement storage area. Until I wanted  to make a hostess station on the back deck and then this caught my eye...dusty and forgotten but perfect for a new job!
Hello yellow spray paint! How I adore you.
Can you believe the difference?
A quick 2 coats of yellow paint and what a beauty.
I now have a beautiful hostess station for our back deck that cost only the price of a can of $6.97 paint. 
It is the perfect surface for drinks, snacks, dishes, cutlery and even some pretty flowers.
 On the second shelf is a collection of cutlery, my collection of mismatched melamine plates and mismatched cloth napkins. I love mismatched collections.
And the best part? You can add in a new piece and it fits in perfectly with all the other mismatched items.
 I took a recycled jar and added this fun chalkboard label to house my collection of colourful chevron straws.
 A water picture and my beautiful NEW blue mason jars complete the drink tray.
 I love my new hostess station...it is pretty and functional and it cost less than $8 to create.
How about you? 
Have you freshened up an old something-or-other recently with a can of spray paint?
What colour did you use?
Do tell...inquiring minds want to know.

To see some of my other projects for summer...check out these DIY Spray Painted Bucket Planters, Front Porch Makeover and this Deck Makeover.

And for more inspiration, please visit these boards on Pinterest:

{And a special thank you to the folks at Greenmunch for providing me with the beautiful chevron straws, chalkboard labels and blue mason jars to help make my hostess station so pretty!  Please visit their website for the latest in trendy party goods and eco-friendly products.}


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33 comments:

Sam Dull said...

Very cute! I think I have a table like that sitting in my garage right now!

Sam

Stephanie Adams said...

I love this..it's so colorful and happy! You did an amazing job and now I am on a hunt for a table. You have inspired me. Thank you!

notyet100 said...

super cool,..:-)

Jenna LaFevor said...

This is adorable!! So fun and bright! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://rainonatinroof.com/2013/07/give-me-the-goods-monday-link-party-16/
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this, Angie! Love the new color; it really refreshed and brightened it up. Such a great idea to have something like this outside whether you are entertaining or it is just you and your family.

Erin said...

How awesome is this? You really got your bang for your buck with this cart and some spray paint. Beautiful work!

Stopping by from I Heart...
Erin
http://managingthemanor.com

JoKnows said...

This is beautiful Angie...and inspirational! I totally pinned this. I have a table sitting in the basement that would work for this! :)

Our Learning Collection said...

What a beautiful cart! The color looks bright and happy! Enjoy summer!

carol jane said...

If it would stop raining, I have a bunch of stuff to spray paint. Your table is so pretty!

Bev Carter said...

What a great hostess station. Love, love, love the yellow. It looks so bright and cherry.
Have a wonderful week
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, wow you did a great job. It looks so nice for entertaining. I saw it on wow me wed.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh this came out adorable... love the lemons in the bowl!

Holly said...

Hi Angie - I love this! Such a great idea and so cute! Hugs, Holly
http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

Christine said...

Oh!! Love it!!

Any tips for spray paint scared y cats like me?

Elizabeth Joan Designs said...

Such a fun pop of color! Great idea!

Erin@ elizabethjoandesigns.com

EveryDay Bloom said...

A hostess station...I'll remember that the next time I'm looking at a random piece of furniture at the thrift store and wondering how it might be useful.

Love your bright colors and how happy and pretty your little outdoor party place looks (I think I'll look for melamine plates now). Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

Sugarplum and Applesauce Boutique said...

Love it!
So cute!
What a great piece!

My name is Rita said...

Love this! So cute and colorful. If you get a chance, please link this up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-16.html

Hot Mess Housewife said...

I love the idea of a hostess station, and yours turned out so great! Also awesome that it's such an easy project.

I now plan to get myself a hostess station for our future porch. And some lovely mixed plates and napkins - such a great collection of fun colors!

Kathy Penney said...

This looks like something out of a magazine! Beautiful job!

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Love it! Looks adorable and I love the colour!! Such a fab little spot to store extra goods when entertaining:)

Michelle said...

I absolutley love the colour so bright and happy the perfect colour for this! You've styled it beautifully as well, great job :)

Jennie Larsen said...

Such a cute and colorful hostess station. I love it. Great job. Hugs, jen

Pam List said...

This is just gorgeous! Can't believe this is my first visit to your blog! I love the colors and this theme might make a cute table for my son's wedding coming up for the guest book. His fianncee loves bright colors.

Pam aka Momma from http://mommacan.com

Theresa said...

I love the summery color you picked for the re-do it turned out so pretty! Theresa @DearCreatives

Aniko Levai said...

I love this hostess station!Love the colors!Great job!
Aniko @ PlaceofMyTaste

Noreen Smith said...

Looks fabulous! I am wondering where you got your blue mason jars? I'm in Alberta as well and haven't been able to find any! Thanks!

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Jason&Jamie Koenig said...

That yellow is very pretty. I would love it if you would link up at our linky party: http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/
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An Inviting Home said...

Angie,

No lie...I totally have a can of yellow spray paint sitting right next to me and I almost used it today and decided to wait until I had more time to work on my project. After seeing this I am even more excited to start working on things! :-)

~Sarah

Jocelyn said...

What a fun and useful way to reuse something you already had. I love that you painted it such a bright color! Love the straw jar and the mismatched plates and napkins. You are a girl after my own heart!

April said...

Love this! I love the bright yellow!

Julia Nyanyo said...

Beautiful, and the way you have arranged everything on it - beautiful too!

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