Before & After: DIY Cooler

published Jul 12, 2013
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Summer’s outdoor entertaining calls for keeping drinks cool, but budget options aren’t all that attractive. Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic turned a basic styrofoam cooler into a stylish solution that doesn’t diminish your décor. Looking for a weekend project that will up the ante on your patio parties? Check out this after:

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Ashley put together this country chic cooler stand with $50 in supplies and some power tool basics. With handy additions like hooks, a bottle opener, and even a drain, this cooler stand rivals retail options that would cost at least triple that. Cheers, Ashley!

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(Images: Shanty 2 Chic)