Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Make an Easy Lemonade Stand and A Paint Giveaway

This post is sponsored by White Knight Paint
How to Make an Easy Lemonade Stand : Part Two

This has been such a great project to complete.  A beaten up old drinks trolley had been in my possession for over a year, waiting to be transformed from ugly duckling to beautiful swan.  The reason it took so long, was that the thought of the work involved, daunted me.  I am not a lover of painting furniture, so it was not something I was chomping at the bit to accomplish.


The drinks trolley had rusty wheels into the bargain, so it sat in the too hard basket for a long time.

Enter a spray can, in the form of White Knight Squirts.  Had I known about this ingenious product a year ago, you may have seen this cute little transformation well before now.


Being the slacker that I am, I was also unaware that chalk board paint could be purchased in a spray can.  The spray cans just made the whole project so much easier and timely.  They dry to the touch in 15 minutes and because the effort to wow factor ratio was low, I also did a chalk board to match the drinks trolley.


From that to this.  Pretty good I think.  I am in love with the intensity of Lemon Yellow and think it is a perfect colour for a lemonade stand.


I went for a Machinery Grey wheel, as I think It looks fab against the bright yellow.  No more rust here.  You can see how I dealt with the rust on the wheels in part one of this project.


The littlest Beach House Brat was beside herself with glee, as she helped me style the lemonade stand.  She has certainly approved it for her sleep over birthday party, later in the year.


So if you are looking to complete some small household painting projects, give White Knight Paints a try.  The suite of products all worked really well and I loved the finish I got with the Crystal Clear Acrylic.  It should help to protect the paint into the future.



I am giving away some White Knight Paints.  If you would like to enter, you can do so here in the comments on this post, or on the other post I did about the preparation for this project, here.  If you have already entered this giveaway,  you can do so again here, for a bonus entry.

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner is Kirsty Girl. Please contact me in 7 days from today's date 12.5.14 in order to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone else for your entry.

This is the same giveaway, as the one I began on 24 March 2014 and there will only be ONE winner.  I will consider the entries from both White Knight posts I have written and choose one winner only.

To validate your entry, you will need to:

Head over to the White Knights Paint website to check out the Squirts range of aerosol coloured paints. Click on the "show available colour range" near the top of  Squirts page. To validate your entry, leave me a comment below, letting me know which is your favourite colour from the Squirts range of paints and what household item you would paint, using the Squirts cans.

Giveaway Terms and Conditionns
This competition is open to Australian Residents only. 
This is a game of skill.  
You MUST enter the giveaway on this BLOG by leaving a comment here on this post about the lemonade stand, or on the White Knight painting preparation post here. 
You do not need to have a Blogger account.  Just sign in as anonymous and leave an email address.  


There is only one prize package and only one person will win it. The prize is as follows:

1x 500ml White Knight Rust Guard Metal Primer
1 x 300g White Knight Rust Guard All Purpose Primer
10 x 310g White Knight Squirts(Colours of your Choice, subject to availability)

This prize is not redeemable in cash.
This competition is open from 24 March 2014 until 2 May 2014 12pm Australian EST.
The winner will be announced on this blog,  Desire Empire Face Book and Desire Empire Twitter accounts and I will contact you, as long as you have left a valid means.  The winner will have 7 days to respond, otherwise the prize will be reassigned.
Good Luck. 

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39 comments :

  1. It just looks fantastic Carolyn! The yellow is perfect! You would think given I paint quite a bit I'd know that chalkboard paint came in a can, but I had no idea!

    Definitely love Bermuda Blue :)

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    1. Thanks Catherine, yes the chalk board spray can was terrific.
      Carolyn

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  2. It's beautiful, Caro; just gorgeous. And I love the colour - such an intense shade of yellow and perfect for Easter! I can imagine your daughter being super-excited about the project especially with her sleepover birthday party on the horizon - you are very brave; I don't think I allowed to many of those! xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie
      As for the sleep over party......yes I am probably crazy.
      Carolyn

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  3. Gorgeous. The yellow was an inspired choice x

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  4. Oh my! I never knew it would be so easy. I have a children's table and chair set that has been sitting in my garage needing a makeover for a while now! This post gives me the courage to try. I would do a cherry red and then attempt a chevron pattern on the tabletop in riverstone!!!
    Holly
    hollygeiger@hotmail.com

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  5. How great is chalkboard spray paint?! I discovered it last year and have been making all sorts of crazy things into chalkboards.

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  6. That is completely gorgeous. You have inspired me to paint something yellow.
    Lisa xx

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  7. Seriously beautiful make over of your drinks trolley, who knew it would be so easy, not me ! I ahve been following via instagram and you have inspired me to spray paint all our frames ready for a new art wall, in the yet to be finished study.
    Thanks too for the heads up about blackboard paint in the range, definately have a project for it. Wonderful post, thankyou. Neen ;)

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  8. Thanks Neen. The art wall sounds great.
    I am so happy to have found the chalk board spray paint. It takes the hassle out of it.
    Carolyn

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  9. My husband would love the Bermuda Blue! If he had his way he would have blue carpet/walls, kitchen etc etc. I would love to paint the desk and bookshelf etc in his games room and surprise him for his birthday!

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  10. PS. Love the lemonade stand photo's, bet you had fun painting it all to look like new...

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  11. Looks great Carolyn, and can I say that this is a really excellent example of a sponsored post that has great value for everyone. I have been meaning to make a chalkboard for the twins for years, but am intimidated and a bit lazy. You give me inspiration... and hope in my own capabilities!!

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  12. Oh my goodness that lemonade stand is so crazy, super cute and your styling is adorable.
    My fave colour was hard to pick, as the pink and the bright green are both just perfect for projects around my house with them being my two girls favourite colours.
    How much difference it would make to their bedrooms to have a splash of gorgeous, fresh popping colour like that, and in an actually realistically achievable project for a mum like me haha, who if it was the old fashioned sand and paint several coats rarara it would never happen... ;D
    If I had to really pick I would probably go that pop of bright green - it is gorgeous X

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  13. LOVE it! The yellow looks gorgeous x

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  14. That looks amazing. And so easy. Gorgeous!

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  15. This is lovely Carolyn, such a happy colour. My mum has one of these drinks trays, and I always think how cool it would look in a nice bright colour. x

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  16. i have always wanted to make a lemonade stand for the kids parties ... now they are too old!
    Happy Easter Carolyn! I hope you have a lovely break.
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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  17. What a clever idea … the yellow is so bright and really eye-catching! Have a safe and wonderful Easter!

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  18. This is so gorgeous and man, I'd love to have that at MY birthday party, nevermind a childs, lol. Great upcycle and it really looks amazing #FYBF

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  19. That is so gorgeous. I just love the yellow.

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  20. Wow, you have done a fabulous job! I've used the spray on blackboard paint in the past too, isn't it fantastic!

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  21. Love the colors you chose. So summery!

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  22. Love the color you chose. Soo summery! !

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  23. Love the colors you chose. So summery!

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  24. We have an old portable tv stand that I think I could jazz up a treat with the Forest Green colour - and then use it in our garden room.

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  25. What a gorgeous stand Carolyn. I have one just like it and have been waiting for inspiration to hit so that I can figure out what colour to paint it. I do like the yellow! x

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  26. Hi Carolyn, We have just moved into our new home here in Doonan and left behind by the dam by the previous owners is an old wooden dingy/boat. I would love to make into a sandpit (got the idea from you!) for the girls. It needs a paint job and I think Metallic Blue would do the job perfectly!

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  27. hi Carolyn - what a great giveaway! I've used the Squirts spray cans before - a great solution for a quick project. I'd love to get my hands on this prize! I could make great use of it all.
    My favourite colour is the Royal Blue but I also would love to try the Silver Squirts on a little bedside table that I need to make glamorous. I'm sure spray painting it silver would be much easier than brushing!
    I'm not normally a fan of yellow but i really love your lemonade stand - it's so bright and fun and it looks as though you are a master at spray painting. I might need some pointers - not sure i'd get such a neat finish.
    cheers Fiona


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  28. Such a good looking stand Carolyn - yellow always seems to brighten my mood! Especially lemons in vodka with a twist of salt :)

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  29. What a great project. I love, love yellow.

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  30. That looks so good! Incidentally I'm going to be using a drink dispenser, glass milk bottles, paper straws, a cupcake stand and a blackboard for my daughters birthday party.

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  31. This is darling! Love it! Stopping in from the Say G'Day Saturday Party!

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  32. Thanks for sharing at the Say G’Day Saturday Linky Party. I am featuring this gorgeous post today and shared it on Pinterest as well.

    Hope to see you again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  33. Such a fabulous little card and even more amazing transformation. I LOVE the bright fresh yellow!! Saw you featured on Monday Funday and had to pop over!!
    ~Krista

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  34. Love this!!! Im on my way over! Christine from Little Brags

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