Special Nonexistent Furniture

by Kim Demmon

Kim Demmon is the editor and owner of Today's Creative Blog, and InspirationDIY. She also has a monthly guest spot on ABC Katu AMNW Morning Show in Portland, Oregon, as their creative expert. Kim represents a creative lifestyle with ideas for DIY crafts, home decor, and delicious meals. From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teenage son and middle-aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable adolescent Labradoodle, Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. "Life is more fun when it's creative!"

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  • Summertime fun for me means spending a couple of weeks at my sister's home in beautiful Utah! Her home has an outdoor pool with a lovely wisteria covered patio, so we spend countless hours lounging, swimming, and eating in the warm summer sun.

    However, it doesn't take long for sunscreen bottles, towels, and refreshments to be all over the place, making our little oasis a disaster zone. To bring chaos to order, we decided to put together a functional, yet stylish sun station that houses everything we need for outdoor activities. 

    No longer do we have dripping wet kids running through the house looking for a clean towel. Nor do we have to search high and low for the remaining sunscreen bottles.

    Now it's all in one central location! This sun station was so easy to throw together using items from around the house.

    No pool? No problem! Even if you may not have a pool, this sun station is also perfect for any outdoor fun where you've got kids running through sprinklers, playing on a slip and slide, or having a water balloon fight.
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  • What You'll Need

    1. Shade (whether it's an umbrella, porch, or shady spot of your yard)
    2. A tub of sunscreens of various SPF strengths
    3. Non-breakable drink dispenser with non-breakable cups (melamine is a favorite shatterproof material)
    4. Clean towels
    5. Hooks for hanging wet towels
    6. Non-perishable snacks (try dried fruit and trail mixes)
    7. Water toys
    8. Cooler stocked with water, lemonade, and fruit​
    9. Chairs for moms and dads to relax in
  • Keep clean, dry towels rolled up in a bin or box to prevent them from getting accidentally soaked. I love using a fuss-free galvanized bin!

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