Happy Tuesday!! Today I wanted to share with you my office water cooler. With the weather warming up, spring in full swing, I decided my new office is going to be my beautiful backyard. Every office needs a water cooler, right? So in lieu of yesterday’s article of living green and eco-friendly, I decided to purchase and share this piece from Craigslist. I chose to buy second hand as this seemed to be perfect for the job and wouldn’t go to waste. It was a solid piece of wood that I knew would stand the test of time and wasn’t synthetic. And let’s be honest the price fit well within budget. It was extremely dusty and dirty but nothing a quick wipe down with warm soap and water couldn’t’ help. When I brought home my prized piece with excitement (like my cat does with her dead mouse) to show my husband he thought I was crazy!! I have to admit I wondered what the heck I was thinking as well but I had a vision and was going to stick to it. After a quick clean up, I applied a seal over the wood to help protect against the outside elements. Choosing a clear sealant, that was fast and easy to apply, made the wood look more conditioned and really brought it back to life. I am thrilled that I gave this piece a new home with a new purpose. I love the character of the well-used wood with all its bolts and glory on display.
I am excited to get the season kicked off and to show this drink bar an eventful summer.
Enough water cooler talk for now. Enjoy!