Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day! - Raggedy Bits

Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day!

It’s one of those really proud moments when you are asked to be a part of someone’s special day with something that you love doing! That was the case for me when a very lovely couple on New Year’s Eve just past, asked me to provide them with a lemonade stand and 6 Vintage Games on their wedding day! Sharing how a set of Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day!

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Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day!

Turn a set of Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

These drawers were not so complete when I found them on the side of the road. With a missing back, unable to open the bottom drawer and a peeling top.

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To start off with I began sanding off the peeling and badly marked top using my sander with 240 grit sand paper. It took a while as I think the previous owner may have just kept adding layers to try and hide the dings in it.
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Once all of the varnish was removed and the wood was exposed with all its lumps and bumps, I then sanded again using my smaller sander using 120 grit sandpaper to give it a nice smooth finish.
Turn a set of Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
I’m really loving all of the wooden topped pieces that I have been doing recently and decided to do the same with this gorgeous piece. So I gave the top a nice teak stain. Then gave it 3 coats of varnish and let dry in the beautiful sun!
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Once the top was dry I painted the bottom half of the drawers.
Firstly I removed the handles, which were gold, and once removed I spray painted them using black rust-oleum.
Then using my Antique White Chalk Paint I painted my merry heart away. The entire piece had 3 coats in total.
Then using a piece of wood that I had laying around from another set of drawers that I pulled apart, it just so happened to fit the back of these drawers!! YAYEE otherwise I would have had to cut another piece out to measure.
Once all hammered into place I then used my smaller sander to sand back the chalk paint to let some of the wood come through.
Turn a set of Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
Here she is all set up to make her debut appearance at her very first lovely wedding.
Turn a set of Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
There were 100 guests at the wedding and not enough drawer space for all of the jars. So I used my ladder to display the rest!
The games were supposed to be out on the lawn. But the wedding venue decided 2 weeks out from the wedding to fill in the lawn area in with concrete!!!! Oh did I feel for the Bride and the Groom! 🙁

 

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Tin Skittles 

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 Bocce

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Yahtzee

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Noughts and Crosses

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Pick Up Sticks

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Quoits 

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So much fun had by all!
Until my next fun project,
Sigblog

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16 comments

  1. I need that lemonade stand Sam! Oh I love this! The top and then the drawers in the distressed white are amazing! And the ladder is lovely as well 😉 But wow what a change! Those vintage games look like so much fun!!!

  2. I bet they loved this! Love this idea, which could be used for any big gathering. We held a baby shower & this would of been a great addition. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hope to see you again soon. have a great weekend.

  3. What an absolutely lovely idea! Thanks for linking up to my weekly “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” party – I would love to feature you!

    I would love it if you linked back to my party so I an feature you in the future.

    1. Thank you Dagmar for your kind words and I apologise profusely for not linking back to your party. I accidentally over looked it and that will teach me for blogging in the wee hours of the morning!!! I have linked the post up now! Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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