Before & After: A Dingy Old Cooler Gets a DIY Wooden Cover

Before & After: A Dingy Old Cooler Gets a DIY Wooden Cover

(Image credit: Killer B Designs)

We're going to guess that you or someone in your family has a cooler that looks like this hanging around their home. Yes, it's still functional, but if you put it out at a picnic, your guests might hesitate before looking inside.

Have no fear — you can still use that beat-up old cooler; it just needs a bit of a makeover. Which is exactly why we love this DIY solution from Brooke of Killer B Designs.

(Image credit: Killer B Designs)

Take a look at that cooler now! Not only did Brooke cover up the dingy green outside, but she also added a stand so the cooler was easier to access. Now it acts more like a chest freezer, without it having to be plugged in, of course.

(Image credit: Killer B Designs)

The key is to start with a stand that fits the cooler, and then cover the area around the cooler with reclaimed wood or even wood shingles. Be sure to leave a hole for the drainage spout on your cooler; that way you won't have to take it out of the stand to let all the melted ice drain away.

Check out Brooke's blog for the complete step-by-step instructions for transforming your own cooler.

Thanks for letting us share your project, Brooke!

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