How To Turn An Old Fridge Into A Beautiful Outdoor Bar
As soon as the weather gets nice in the spring, there’s nothing I love more than dining outside on our back deck with a nice glass of wine. We love outdoor entertaining, and I’m always looking for new ways to make our outdoor space more inviting. And that’s exactly where this awesome DIY project comes in. If you have an old fridge lying around your basement or garage, why not transform it into a portable, rustic-inspired outdoor bar cooler?!
Instructable’s Matt Makes explains that an old, broken fridge can easily be repurposed for this great project. If you don’t already have an old fridge, you can likely find one secondhand on Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, or something similar. Once you’ve sourced a fridge, all you need are some basic tools and about $40 worth of supplies.
This project basically involves somewhat taking apart the fridge, then cladding it in old wood (from wooden pallets), and adding wheels to the bottom so the cart is portable. It becomes the perfect place for storing cold beverages, snacks, or anything else that you’d want to keep cool while entertaining in the great outdoors.
Feeling extra creative? You can add a little chalkboard sign to the front of the cooler so that your guests know what’s being served! This project is inexpensive, and can easily be completed over one weekend. Plus, it will totally spruce up your backyard, and make your outdoor gatherings the talk of the neighborhood.
Click here for the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions (with lots of accompanying photos). Thanks so much for sharing this simple yet useful project, Matt!