How to make an ice bucket stand out of an old chair

The summertime brings warm and sunny weather and that means you can move entertaining outdoors. Whether you have a patio, deck or balcony, this DIY project will make outdoor gatherings a breeze.
Keep your guests happy as their drinks stay cool, and add a pop of color to your outdoor space with this stunning and clever ice bucket stand made from an old chair. Check out the instructions and video to get started.
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Materials
- Bucket with a 10-inch opening and an 8-inch base
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Cardboard
- Scissors
- Old chair
- Pencil
- Drill
- Spade bit
- Jigsaw
- Sanding block
- Stripping gel
- Paintbrush
- Platic putty knife
- Brown stain
- Yellow paint
- Chalkboard label
- Chalk
Instructions
1. Measure the bucket to make sure it's the right size.
2. Cut a 9-inch circle out of cardboard.
3. Place the cardboard circle onto the seat of the chair and trace around the circle with a pencil.
4. Drill a hole with the spade bit along the edge of the circle. This will serve as an entry point for the jigsaw.
5. Cut along the pencil mark with a jigsaw.
6. Sand the edges of the hole until everything is smooth.
7. Paint stripping gel onto the seat of the chair. Allow the gel to sit.
8. Scrape off the old paint from the seat of the chair using a plastic putty knife.
9. Apply brown stain to the chair seat with a paintbrush.
10. Paint the backrest and legs of the chair with yellow paint. Let dry.
11. Attach a chalkboard label to the front of the bucket. Write the word "drinks" on the label with chalk.
12. Put the bucket in the hole in the chair seat.
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