I've been eying these beverage dispensers for some time now.
I like things to look fancy while entertaining, but still keep it effortless. Can I hear an Amen?
I'm just not interested in paying over $200 for a beverage dispenser. That's crazy talk!
So when I saw this Good Housekeeping beverage dispenser for $12 at Wal-Mart, I snatched it right up!
I don't think they thought the design out too well though. To use it, you have to literally inch it at close as you can off of the counter or table to fill up your drink.
That's quite precarious!
It's hard to tell, but the base is more than an inch off the edge. I've got kids and I can just see that slipping forward and falling straight to the floor. Talk about a major party foul!
So I brought out my Goop glue and glued together a plate and a candlestick that I had gotten at a garage sale last year. You have to make sure the plate only covers the base of the beverage dispenser, otherwise you deal with not being able to get the dispenser to work.
Here's my candlestick and plate glued together.
And here the beverage dispenser is on it's new stand.
Perfect fit! And it's tall enough now to accommodate even those big red cups underneath.