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!
Sad Old Drawers turned Lemonade Stand for a very Special Day!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Here she is all set up to make her debut appearance at her very first lovely wedding.
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! 🙁
Noughts and Crosses
Pick Up Sticks
So much fun had by all!
Until my next fun project,
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What an adorable upcycle for the lemonade station. All of the games look great too. Thanks for linking up to the Talk of the Town party!
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!!!
This is wonderful and such a transformation! Welcome and Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About it! Pinning and tweeting to share 🙂
Thank you Becky! It was a real blast to be apart of such a special day!
Thank you Katrin! If you lived closer I would love to make you one! The games were fun from what I heard back and my little nephews have had fun playing them when they have come to visit!! 🙂
Thank you for having me Laurie!! It was one of my favorite transformations thus far 🙂
Thank you also for pinning and tweeting too and sharing the love:-)
Oh My Goodness! This is a beautifully done little stand! What a great idea! You definitely nailed it! I hope you have a great weekend! If you are interested in joining one more party each week I would be so happy to host you over at Making Broken Beautiful. It runs every Thursday thru Sunday and is a home decor and furniture party. Have a great day!
Oh, aren't you clever, Sam, this is a brilliant stand and so charming. The newlyweds must have been so happy with you.
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.
What a great upcycle! It looks wonderful as a lemonade stand. I'm sure the couple loved it! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.
Thank you so much for the invite and your lovely comments Terry! I will be sure to pop on over and say hi! 🙂
Thank you Amalia! They were very happy with the finished stand and that had such a lovely day!
Thank you for stopping by xx
Thank you Theresa! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
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.
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 🙂