January 23, 2012

A very unique wine bucket...


Remember the old farm workbench that Farmer Joe and I plan to recycle as an outdoor table? As you can see, it has a rather odd indent running the length of the bench and I've been trying to figure out how to fill it. New timber plank? Glass cover? Row of low-growing pot plants? Then a lovely friend emailed me this image, and my problem was solved...

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A metal tray insert that serves as a very unique wine bucket. I can also imagine it filled with dozens of candles for special occasions. I'm willing to bet that this idea will be pretty popular with Farmer Joe and our future guests...

B.x

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  1. Love it!!!

    Would the tray inserts be removable?

    B

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    1. Hi B! Yes, they would be removable. And the best part is that Farmer Joe thinks he can make them himself. Very handy!

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  2. That is the best solution ever! What a brilliant idea! Imagine it with piles of oysters and prawns and mini magnums for dessert!

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    1. Brilliant idea Kate! I think you've just taken it to a whole new level...

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  3. And the best part is that you won't have to get up to grab another "coldie"! x

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    1. Thanks again Nic - I REALLY love this idea!

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  5. What a Great Idea! Filled with Ice and beers, filled with Jars of flowers the list goes on! How Fab...I am egerly awaiting your West Elm bench hehe X Samie

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  6. Awesome! That is so fantastic!

    M
    xxo

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  7. Ha, when I saw the first photo, and before I'd read your words, I thought 'that'd be perfect for the wine cooler I love'. Then I scrolled down and saw one of my fav pics - I have it saved in my Inspiration Folder, cos I want to try and recreate it one day. I had thought you could fill it with jars of flowers as well, although wine would be more fun! xxx

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  8. pretty popular with this little future guest, I can assure you!

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  9. What a great idea! Very creative and perfect for your bench!
    x KL

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  10. This is fabulous B! Will look so pretty and be so convenient for outdoor events :)

    Abbey x

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  11. I also have this picture saved in my inspiration folder! Great minds eh? It’s surprisingly practical, especially if you have the indent in the table anyway! I really love the idea of packing it with ice and having a seafood spread! Oh the possibilities!

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  12. I've seen this floating around Pinterest and thought it was a great idea! I have an old workbench downstairs which is almost as rustic as that - can't wait to see what you do so I can have some inspiration!

    By the way I've tagged you in a game of tag if you'd like to play along. It's a bit of fun, and it would be lovely to learn a little more about you! http://mydesignethos.blogspot.com/2012/01/ive-been-taggeda-little-about-me.html

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  13. Brilliant...love this idea and what a fabulous piece - the perfect outdoor table!!

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  14. Laughed when I saw this... a brilliant idea. gxo

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  15. I love this idea Brooke; the candles will look beautiful and I can also imagine it would look gorgeous with little potted flowers too!
    The wood you have looks amazing, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    Thank you for your kind words about my headboard - I highly recommend doing it, it is a really easy tutorial and if you have your hubby helping, you will be fine :) the fabric was the most expensive part of mine, but it still came in way under $1k, so I say go for it! xx

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  16. Love this idea, and wine should never be more than an arm's length out of reach!

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