DIY Party Space

A detached garage turned instant party pad

Yes, a few friends, a well-stocked bar, and something to snack on is all we really need for a good party, but if we’re honest, a stylish space can make all the difference, which is why we love this backyard redo.

Columbia, South Carolina-based entrepreneur, Wesley Shaw, transformed her empty (rather dusty) detached garage into her very own party barn for her sister’s thirtieth birthday festivities. And the results are pretty impressive. (For all you foodies, Wesley and her sisters own The Savory Sister and make the most delicious cheese wafers. Try the Parmesan garlic—trust us.)

Check out Wesley’s garage redesign below:

Photo: Kickstand Studio

Photo: Kickstand Studio

Wesley made the bar from deconstructed pallets she salvaged from a tile and granite store in town. And a hand-sander and some chalkboard paint transformed an old door, discarded by neighbors, into her menu board.

Keeping with the shed’s rustic exposed wood walls, burlap panels attached to the wall frame proved to be a chic, cost-effective solution to closing-in the space.

The shed wasn’t wired for electricity, but rather than call in an electrician, a few cleverly concealed extensions cords and a couple strands of Christmas lights did the trick. And Wesley picked up the wrought iron chandelier from Scot’s Antique Market in Atlanta.

The gorgeous fourteen-foot pine farm table was made by a friend. (We should all have friends like that!)

Photo: Kickstand Studio

Photo: Kickstand Studio