Recently, I shared with you some Goodwill finds for the week. Among them was this microwave cart I got for 6 bucks.
My kids, as well as the other kids on the street love nothing more than to spend entire Saturdays during the summer setting up a lemonade stand in front of our house. This usually involves dragging various furniture items from our house to the front yard, and then having to drag them all back in at the end of the day. This year, I decided to stop the insanity. Why not have a cart on wheels that can be stored in the garage when not in use? (Cuz ya'll who know me, know I have so much room to spare in my garage!)
I thought this project would take me several days, but I actually managed to complete it in just a day. First I primed my cart and then sprayed it down with two coats of Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze.
If you've never tried this color, it is awesome!
The super helpful guy working in the lumber section of Home Depot was nice enough to let me take the leftover trim people had cut in the store home for free! Perfect for the poles I needed to make the top!
You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a chalkboard these days. All they have are whiteboards everywhere you go! So, I had some leftover luan from the pantry project and a can of chalkboard paint from another project. Using an exacto knife, I was able to trim the luan to the size I needed. I gave it three coats of chalkboard paint and attached it to the back of the cart.
Remember those cute fabrics I got at Ben Franklin?
I used these to make the little banner and awning. Then, I used my Cricut to cut out "Lemonade" in white vinyl.
I picked up the Tiki sign, flip-flop towels, and flamingo all from the dollar aisle at Target. I also purchased the lemonade pitcher there as well, and added some polka dots and lettering using pink and white vinyl.
What do ya think? I just love it!
And, the cabinet and little shelf on the back are great for storing all those necessary supplies!
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