Sunday, June 2, 2013

Galvanized Beverage Server


galvanized beverage container
 
Hello, everyone!  I wanted to share a simple way to spruce up a galvanized tub and use it as a beverage server.  I purchased a plain galvanized tub last summer from Old Time Pottery for $10 with the intentions of using it for just this purpose.  Galvanized tubs can also be purchased at places like Tractor Supply or Farmer’s Co-Ops.
 
galvanized beverage holder
 
Hunter removed the two galvanized handles for each and enlarge the holes.  I simply inserted a piece of rope on each end and knotted it on the inside.  I found the iron bottle opener for a dollar, half price at Hobby Lobby.  We had a few Coca Cola openers mounted in the outdoor kitchen but my husband wouldn’t let me have those!  It was simply screwed in and secured with washers and nuts.
  It’s a perfect size container to hold individual bottles or 2 liter bottles, as I did.  I found that using 2 liter drinks for larger functions is less expensive than buying individual drinks.  Individual drinks were too wasteful!
 
galvanized container as planter
 
When not being used as a beverage server, I use it as a container for a fern!
 
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This was just perfect for our outdoor, casual Memorial Day fish fry!  It kept the drinks cool while providing a convenient way for the guests to serve themselves!  Do you use anything special for your beverages?
 
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8 comments:

  1. What you did with the tub is so clever. The rope handles and the bottle-opener are perfect additions. You are right about the larger bottles being less wasteful and economical also. Great looking container for your fern too.
    I like the look of galvanized metal. Looks like you are ready for a party.

    Thanks for your visit. You asked if my shower was marble and it is not. It is porcelain tile.

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  2. This tub is a jack of all trades.....Super cute as a planter!

    Cynthia

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  3. I love it! Those rope handles make it!

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  4. I love anything that will multi-task or work as double-duty.

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  5. Tammy, what a terrific idea. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Helen

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  6. Awesome idea! It turned out wonderful. I'm visiting today from Savvy Southern Style. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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