From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

The time has come for a new post for The Good Life Blog (for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina). And this time around, I took a couple of frequently-spotted thrift store items…fused them together…and gave them a fun makeover. In particular, I’m working with an outdated wooden coaster set- you’ve probably seen them yourself! Coaster sets (usually a dark stained wood) that look like small pieces of furniture…

Vintage wooden furniture coaster set at thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A little outdated…but not out of the picture.

I can remember seeing these in most homes during the 1980s. This one in particular was in fantastic shape- as if it had sat unused and forgotten for all these years. The exterior was dusty, sure- but the little drawer coasters were in mint condition. And not far away from it on the same shelf, I spotted a similarly-colored napkin holder…and that’s when I decided to mate them together into a single piece! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder from thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Not meant to go together…until now!

With a few weeks of summer still remaining, I decided to give them a splashy new appearance…turning them into a One-Stop Snack Station for our back porch. To do so, I sanded down the top of the coaster set to give it a rough surface for wood glue on the bottom of the napkin holder to penetrate.

Vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder from thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Two + Glue = One

While the glue dried, I prepped the coaster trays for spray painting. I wanted to leave the cork unpainted, so I used wide painters tape and my utility knife to carefully cover up the like-new cork circles.

Creating a snack station for the patio with a vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder from thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Preserving the original cork…

After a thorough paint job in a gorgeous tropical turquoise (and then clear coat to protect it), everything looked brand new- and VERY summery!

Creating a snack station by painting a vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder from thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I am LOVING this color!

Thankfully, all of the coaster hardware (four brass upholstery tacks on top of the case, and the heavy brass coaster tray knobs) were easy to remove before and replace after the paint had dried.

Creating a snack station by painting a vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder from thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just about done- can you believe how easy this was?

And with some equally colorful drink napkins in the holder, I had a snack station set that just screamed summer fun (and utility).

DIY thrift store makeover project with a vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder repurposed as a snack station by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Summer perfection!

It’s perfect for a back patio, porch, or deck- all summer long. I just love a good thrift store makeover…especially when I can combine random elements into a cohesive piece.

DIY thrift store makeover project with a vintage wooden furniture coaster set and napkin holder repurposed as a snack station by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da! And I already have the perfect summer glasses, too.

The sky is truly the limit to a “snack station” project like this- I could easily add painted tin cans (to hold utensils) to it…or a shot glass to hold toothpicks!…so I may very well be adding to this in the future. And as always, I encourage you to visit the original post and see what my fellow Good Life Bloggers have been up to!

Craft on!

S


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Comments

  1. Barbara Malkus says:

    Where do you come up with these great ideas??? Adorable!!! Cute to make for a special teen in her favorite colors.

  2. Great save on a well made item, you are too clever!

  3. That is adorable! What will you think of next??? Love the aqua color! Almost makes you sorry Summer’s almost over…but you can probably use that year round.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Definitely can use it year-round…and in the dead of winter, it’ll give you summery thoughts. 🙂

  4. Love your ideas and how great this turned out. Well done. Cheers, Michele

  5. That color!! It is amazing how much a coat of paint can make something old look so very modern. I love repurposing things like this.

  6. carole murphy says:

    beautiful job….love bright summer color….

  7. Very creative idea! You are so clever!

  8. This is the first time I’ve seen a coaster set like this. Love what you did with it!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Ann! I’ve seen different versions of them many times- but this one was special with the snack trays, for sure.

  9. I totally love this idea!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party

  10. I’ve never run across a snack set like this one at the thrift store but I will definitely be on the lookout for one from now own. Your snack set with the napkin holder on top is adorable and very functional. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  11. what a great transformation. The colors is beautiful. I haven’t seen a snack tray like that. We love how you are sharing at DI&DI.

  12. This is too cute! You are so clever girl! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned & Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

  13. This is just so stinkin cute! I LOVE it!

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Seriously, where do you come up with these great ideas! This is adorable. Love the color. Thanks for sharing with us all at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Hope to see you next week!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Haha, thank you so much!!! (I’m just a little weird…which is good in the world of repurposing!)

  15. I love it!! Actually, I’d like to have that napkin holder on my kitchen table!! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

  16. This screams summer and I love the color! Have you ever done any DIY videos? We love having you join us each week at Celebrate Your Story and think that your videos would be awesome. How’s that for a hint and a plea!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you, Sandra!! I know, I know- videos are on my “hate to do it but need to do it” list. 😉

  17. Sarah, love the matching set you made with the napkin holders and coasters!! Such a fun and brilliant way to give these pieces new life!!

  18. What a great idea! The color is beautiful. You did a good transformation.

  19. How awesome is this? Love it! Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

  20. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your project at Craft Frenzy Friday at Mom Home Guide!

  21. Looks so much better!

    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

  22. Love your re-do. I remember those coaster sets from some years back. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Link Party!

  23. I love the color you chose – it makes the piece look so cheerful! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs. 🙂

  24. I think this will be mine Many-stops snack station 🙂 Great remodeling project. My daughter and I will have fun while making it. Many thanks!

  25. What a cute dealy! I absolutely wouldn’t have been able to pass it up.

  26. Well, you put two pieces together and invented one thing that naturally goes together. It just makes sense. As always, your posts are delightful.
    Ginene

  27. Kathy A. says:

    This is just adorable! Turquoise was the perfect summer color for it, too. If I keep reading your posts long enough, maybe I will be able to see more possibilities; I do it for dollhouse minis all the time; I haven’t practiced with real-size upcycling much–yet!

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