Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY Lemonade Stand!

Today, I am going to show you how I made a lemonade stand using a $10 thrifted table and some spray paint!

 First things first...

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the fabulous photography package! The lovely Leslie from Filter Printing and Photography, put the names in a bowl, and drew one out.

And the winner is... Wendy Deeds, who said:   

I NEED to win this photo session!! I have never had a professional picture done of my family and my poor 2 1/2 year old isn't in any of our pictures. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win!!

 Congratulations Wendy! I know where you live ;) so I will be contacting you.

Remember, even if you didn't win, you can mention, "Restless Risa," when you contact Leslie, and receive $25 off you own photography session! You will never regret having a beautiful family picture taken! You can visit Leslie's blog HERE.

Now for the...


So, I have been wanting to post photos of my lemonade stand for a while now, and today, I finally am! Yes... I made this in May, and it is now July - I have been a little busy!

Everything you see, EVERYTHING, was from DI, with exception of the apron, which was an old curtain I got at Saver's, and the 1x4 side posts, which I had in my garage already.

 Wanna see how it all started? I got this table for $10, the plaques for $1 and $2 each, and the drawered shelf for $3. I had a vision!

I took the scrolled piece off the back, and spray painted everything.


Including the 1x4's from my garage,


and the small plaque which I spray painted with chalk paint.


 The day I took pictures, it was raining, so I got a few shots in the garage.

Do you like the candy jars? They were all from DI, and I didn't pay more than $1 each. The small ones were $.50. SO CUTE, right? I think they really make the whole thing! Okay, the jug was from Wal-mart, and I made the banner with paper and ribbon I already had... I forgot.

Do you LOVE the apron? Like I mentioned, I made it out of an old curtain I bought from Saver's a long time ago. I love it when I buy something, not knowing why, and then end up using it for something fabulous!

 Here it is in action! Do you like the spelling on the chalkboard? I LOVE IT! 

A lemonade stand wouldn't be a lemonade stand without support from our darling neighbors! We love the Giles kids (and ALL our neighbors)!

See the bar stools? They were $5 each at IKEA, and I got 3 of them!

Moral of the blog post is... 
You should make your kids a lemonade stand!  
They will LOVE it, and it will entertain them for hours! It will be a fun memory, and your kids will think you are awesome! I made the whole thing, start to finish, in one day.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



Wendy said...

So cute! They'll get lots of customers for sure.

Large Photo Prints said...

This is certainly one of the most valuable posts. Great tips from beginning till end. Lots of suggestions for me and for people. Superb work

Brad Kami and kids said...

As cute in pictures as it was in real life!

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