Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Take that Pinterest Gods!

Remember this post about my love/hate relationship with the Pinterest Gods. Last week, Sherry (from Young House Love), started The Pinterest Challenge (Summer Edition). Anyone that wanted to participate could, with project sharing due August 2nd. That's today...yikes! I've gotten loads of inspiration and ideas from Pinterest...it's my favorite spot to go! This project rocked my socks though...here's the inspiration photo I found:

Smurfette loves a lemonade stand...I means LOVES them. We normally drag a few chairs and little toddler table to the curb and throw up a posterboard sign. This would be HUGE fun, not only for her, but for the rest of the family. So...here was my challenge. But, because I like to complicate things I wanted to see how inexpensive I could make this for. That's right...spend as little money as possible. Here's how it went down...

I found some great wood pallets...for free! We took them apart (pain in the ...), cut, sanded, painted, and put them back together again. We already had deck screws and some 1 x 2s the previous owners left when they moved. BOO to the YAH!!!

Here's the breakdown...
6 wood pallets from the side of the road = $0
3 cans of spray paint from H.D. = $12.10
1 antique cabinet door from the salvage yard= .83
1 can chalkboard spray paint from H.D. = $5.00

Total Cost = $17.93 (including tax, tag, and title)

Super happy, excited, can't wait to sell lemonade Smurfs...PRICELESS!

Oh yeah!
Rachel :)




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Melissa said...

LOVE it!!! What a cute project!! Can you please reveal your secret on how you removed the boards from the pallet in one piece?!? Mine splinter into a million pieces. :) Great job!

Accessorize and Organize said...

Thanks so much!!! The pallets were a pain...I thought we would have more wood from 6, but a lot broke! We wedged them up and then tried to push them back down, but still have the nails up so we could pull them out. I won't lie...it took hours to break them down!

Tamsyn said...

Your lemonade stand looks amazing! I have tried a few different projects with pallets now and I keep getting the problem of splintering wood too... They're hard to work with, but so worth it!

krishann said...

Your lemonade stand looks like so much fun and is absolutely adorable and very creative!

jpaigeart.com said...

Who doesn't love lemonade?! This turned out great, what a fun project. it was such fun to challenge ourselves! way to on that saw girl, i wish i could get my hubs to teach me!!!

thisdiylife said...

Sooo cute! Excellent work!!

Lindsay said...

This is seriously the cutest! I love that you let your kids help out! Such great memories now! I love it!

By the way, I have having my first link party now, and would love to have you link this up to it.


Ty and Whitty said...

I don't think I have ever seen anything so adorable. Those are beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up to Mine and Lindsays linky party "Show and Share"
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Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with how fabulous this project turned out. AND I love that you recycled pallets to make it.

Warmly, Michelle

Katie said...

I told you the first time you shared this with me on Twitter how much I loved this lemonade stand. You and the kiddos did a wonderful job!

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project today on Sew Woodsy! Feel free to grab a featured button and definitely come back tomorrow!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I'm pleased to feature this in my Fab Friday Favorites today! Thanks so much for sharing it with the Pixie Dust readers. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button if you wish & do come back next week. I'd love to see what you're up to!

Warmly, Michelle

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Oh my gosh I love this so much. My kids love to have lemonade stands... I love too how you all worked together on this. It came out even better than your inspiration piece!
Great job family!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

What a great family project and it turned out great! Can you tell me how you did the top sign? The lettering specifically?

Accessorize and Organize said...

Hi Joyce! The lettering was super easy. I printed it from the computer in size 400. Then cut the letters out and used Mod Podge to adhere them to the wood. I Hope this helps!