My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

A few weeks ago, I attended my first Do-It-Herself Workshop at Home Depot. The project for the month was a cute beverage station.

 

I met my friend Mary at Home Depot. She’s experienced with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself workshops. She arrived a little early and bought all of our supplies so that we could actually make the project there.

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

 

 

Tip #1: The Do-It-Herself workshops are free, but you have to buy the materials to make the project there should you decide to build it during the workshop. 

When I arrived at the workshop, Home Depot had a table of snacks and beverages for the attendees. I had to sign in (this was a very quick process), and then I got to pick out a free prize just for showing up (yippee!).

Each person received a Project Guide for the Beverage Station. This consisted of two pages: a cutting diagram and the instructions. This way, you can take the guide home and make the project later if you choose.

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

The class was led by two women who demonstrated how to use the power tools. Yep, there were lots of power tools and attendees get to use them! Even if you were not making the project to take home, you can try out the tools.

Tip #2: Thinking of buying a new drill or other power tool? The Do-It-Herself workshop is a great way to try out tools!

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

The class lasts about an hour and a half, even though ours went a little over. There were several of us making the project which extended the class a bit.

I opted to not cut the circle in the top of the beverage station. I liked the look of the inset pail, but I wanted to be able to use it as more of a table than a beverage station all the time.

Here are the Mary and me with our unpainted tables. It was a little on the wobbly side, but overall I was happy with how it looked. It’s very lightweight, so I can carry it around the house without a problem.

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

I decided to paint it a summery yellow color. Right now it’s on the back deck with flowers on it.

My First Experience with the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

If you’re looking for a fun girls’ night out, the Home Depot Do-It-Herself workshops are a fun option! Check out their schedule to see if there is one near you and to see upcoming projects.

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