DIY Wine Station

I’ve been obsessing about having a bar cart in my dining room ever since I saw Carrie’s back in November. It’s not in my budget to purchase one, so I decided to make my own. I got the idea to use vintage suitcases here. I had two that once belonged to my grandparents that I had re-purposed as a nightstand in the guest room. I used the larger suitcase to create a wine station.

I covered a sturdy box with printed paper and used it to raise the bottom of the suitcase. I found this cute tray at TJ Maxx during the holidays and other than the Christmas tag line, it’s just the right size to hold a few wine glasses. I lined it with the same paper, making it appropriate for all seasons.

I found a distressed black frame packed away and it was just what I needed for a chalkboard wine quote printable. If you want this free printable for yourself, I found it here. I added a tea towel, a little dish with some mixed nuts, wine tools and of course, wine!

A Dinner Without Wine is Like a Day Without Sunshine…how true! We received this wine coaster as part of a wedding gift years ago.

My wine station is staged appropriately under my Michael Godard Nervous Grapes piece in my dining room!

I loved how it turned out! Now time to have a glass of wine and figure out what I can use to make a new nightstand for the guest room!

On a fashion related note, I’m excited that my blogging friend Lisa, of Daily Style Finds, is launching a new What to Wear series starting February 1st! I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for style inspiration in the winter months! She’s created 20 amazing looks with 15 wardrobe essentials! Read more about Lisa here and scroll down to learn more about her What to Wear series and registration details!

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Do you need some style inspiration this winter? Do you want to get to know other women – and share in some fashion fun?

Join a new series called DAILY STYLE FINDS: WHAT TO WEAR.

Daily Style Finds: What to Wear will show you how with only 15 wardrobe essential pieces (the ones all women should have in their closet) – you can create 20 stylish, on-trend head-to-toe looks. 

Each of the 20 looks will be presented in a stylish format, along with some beauty suggestions. And, so, this meets everyone’s needs, you will be provided with both casual and work/professional options, so that each look works for all lifestyles.

In addition, as women, we like to seek inspiration and input from others – so as a participant, you will have access to an exclusive Daily Style Finds: What to Wear online community where you can ask style questions, share what you are wearing, and find more style inspiration.

You can get this for FREE if you are one of the first 5 readers to sign-up using the discount code (Code: dousedinpink). In addition, for all that register, you will have a chance to win $50 PayPal cash or a $50 Nordstrom Gift Card. If you are not quick enough to grab one of the first spots, you can still register for only $9.95.

The ultimate goal of the series is to help you feel more confident, save time figuring out what to wear each day, and shop more wisely. And, of course, have FUN in the process.

Click here to visit Daily Style Finds : What to Wear. to register.

Registration begins January 19, and the series will begin on February 1.

This is sure to be a fun, new, and stylish adventure!



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Thanks for visiting Doused in Pink, a Chicago style blog. I am here to bring simple style tips and outfit inspiration to help you elevate your everyday style. You will also find posts on the best beauty products, wellness, DIY projects and decorating ideas. My goal is that you leave feeling like you learned something new that helps you feel confident when you walk out the door.

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