Dream summertime DIY: 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. Plus, this upcycling project makes for a great conversation starter.
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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.
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Measure both the top and bottom. In our case, the diameter of our bucket is 10 inches at the top and 8 inches at the base.
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2. Cut a 9-inch circle out of cardboard.
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3. Place the cardboard circle onto the seat of the chair and trace around the circle with a pencil.
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4. Drill a hole with the spade bit along the edge of the circle.
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This will serve as an entry point for the jigsaw.
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5. Cut along the pencil mark with a jigsaw.
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6. Sand the edges of the hole until everything is smooth.
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7. Paint stripping gel onto the seat of the chair. Allow the gel to sit.
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8. Scrape off the old paint from the seat of the chair using a plastic putty knife.
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9. Apply brown stain to the chair seat with a paintbrush.
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10. Paint the backrest and legs of the chair with yellow paint. Let dry.
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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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