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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Front Porch Snack / Beverage Bar from Repurposed Sleigh Bed

Several years ago H gave new life to a broken sleigh bed that had been passed down thru several of our family members.   When the foot board finally broke one else wanted it anymore so we gave it a home.     I knew H could repurpose it into something fantastic....and he never disappoints!    I'll share before pic's at the end of the post.

I've used it on the porch many times as a beverage bar,  and today I'm adding another hat for it to wear.   I'm using it as a snack bar to eat our supper on tonight.   

I had to borrow the step stools for us to eat on.....they were being used as plant stands on each side of the wicker sofa on the porch.

 Here's where I borrowed them from...

I also borrowed a centerpiece from the kitchen to use for the evening.... 

Everything around here has to be ready to do double

I used a watermelon place mat.....sunflower paper salad plate....and copper silverware.

I used a couple of my mothers yellow water glasses....paper napkins....and the final touch for the place setting is a small framed watermelon pic.   I found the watermelon prints on Pinterest....printed them on my home printer....and framed them with small frames from yard sales.

I'm using a watermelon /sunflower theme to decorate the porch for summer.....and as you can see,  the theme is spilling out into the yard too 

 I promised a before pic at the beginning of my post....and you can find it in the photo below....

The buffet was covered with a green umbrella at first.....when that one wore out,  it was replaced with a black and white buffalo check umbrella.....and now it has a black and white ticking umbrella over it  

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.....hugs


  1. This looks so inviting. It creates such a welcoming space for guests and family alike.

  2. What a great idea! It looks fabulous!

  3. It's a fun way to change things up. The bar was perfect for evening meal.

  4. My goodness Penny, even with our 108 degrees I'd still want to be outside if I had this magnificent space! Thank you for linking up at Farmhouse Friday. Featuring you this week. Pinned

  5. Penny this is adorable! I would love to do something like this at my home!


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