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!!!
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!