will build 4 drinks. DIY kitchen sink patio bar

August 13, 2018

last summer, while filming an episode for HGTV’s That Junk Gypsy Life and The Find & The Fix, we found the perfect opportunity to use an old turquoise sink that we’ve been hoarding for years … we created an upcycled DIY kitchen sink patio bar … constructed from an old broken table base, an old kitchen sink, and old wood. the theme here is clearly: old. 

it was a hot, hot, HOT july day in texas when we shot this. in fact, during part of the build out process, i actually had to shuck my boots (which i never ever do,  but desperate times call for desperate measures, people. don’t judge me. i was really, really desperate. desperately hot. desperately sweltering. and desperately trying to play it cool whilst pulling off a construction project for TV).

safety first. note: boots are securely in place. this must have been pre or post minor heat stroke. (also, does my hand look oddly, freakishly huge here? like godzilla’s hand placed on the body of a 5’4″ girl? whatever, i’m ok with that.)

in the end, heat stroke aside. it turned out gloriously. we wanted to bathe in that sink of ice but alas, we had to film and our producer wouldn’t allow it. but we couldn’t have been happier with the final product. and the best part?… it didn’t break the bank.

take home message here: always keep an eye out for old sinks at garage sales, flea markets, & renovation sites…they are perfect upcycled into patio bars!

because no bar is complete without a real bottle opener …

we set it up at the Wander Inn with this piece of wall decor for an extra splash of color and fun. no need to attach the wall art to the base…it gives the illusion of a “backsplash” but is way simpler.

click the image below to watch the how-to!

and for all you pin-happy folks out there …. here’s a few pin-worthy versions!

and this longgggg one….

signing off for now…this post is making me thirsty!



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  • Reply Hayley Wise August 13, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    THIS is why Texas girls are the BEST girls…we are at our very best when it’s hot out…and it’s ALWAYS hot out! 🙂 Love the bar!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

      amen sister…it’s ALWAYS HOT!!! hahaha! and so glad you like the bar! cheers!

  • Reply CHRISTINE PENNELLA August 14, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Love this! I want a turquoise sink! Did you find this way or paint?

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

      we found this turquoise sink at the fleamarket! it was already turquoise…we didn’t have a use for it at the time but couldn’t pass it up!

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