A mum has shared her tropical-themed ‘lockdown bar’ online and has revealed that she just decided to make the most of some old pallets of wood and a few tins of paint.
As it’s not possible to go to the pub garden and chill with a pint due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have started transforming their gardens into ‘lockdown bars’ which are almost as good as the real thing.
However, one mum went above and beyond when making her lockdown bar as she decided to have a tropical theme, inspired by all things Hawaiian.
The mum took to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK and shared her handicraft. She captioned the post: “Our 2020 lockdown bar. Pallets, decking and a bit of paint.”
Impressed by her stylish piece of craftwork, the post has accumulated over 5,000 likes and many have commented that they would like to try and make their own version.
One person commented: “All we need is pallets. We can do this lol.”
Another added: “I need this in my garden.”
The mum later explained on the post that she got the help of her husband to complete the job and together, they made the most out of some old pallets and used “big screws and a drill”, before topping it with a counter.
Sticking to a colour scheme, the mum decided to go for a shade of bubblegum pink and white, she then managed to find some stools which she then painted so everything matched perfectly.
To complete the look, the mum sourced some tropical-themed bunting, multicoloured fairy lights and a neon flamingo from B&M.
The end result turned out looking just as trendy as some bars you’d find in town!
Meanwhile, a DIY fan shared that she used her money that was meant for her holiday on her garden instead. Scouting for bargains from Wilko and B&M, the mum transformed her garden from dull and dowdy to chic and classy.