Turn a Nightstand Into a Lemonade Stand!

Turn a night stand into a LEMONADE stand! Easy DIY project to repurpose a night stand! Design Dazzle

How would you like to have had this lemonade stand as kid? This DIY lemonade stand is not too complicated and pretty simple to put together. Take a nightstand and turn it into a lemonade stand!!   The only tools you need are a drill and a screwdriver. The most time consuming part is the painting – other than that it’s pretty basic. Scroll down to see the steps outlined below.

Easy DIY lemonade stand - Design Dazzle

Crocheted doilies with ribbon and yellow straws make for a cute presentation.

lemonade stand supplies - Design Dazzle

The right supplies are very important when dealing with pure CUTENESS!!  Paper Party Green Straws, cute napkins and yellow candy sticks certainly helped with the cuteness factor.

lemonade stand with drawers - Design Dazzle

Would you rather the drawers be the front or the back of the lemonade stand? We used the drawers as the back of the stand for supplies and the change drawer. Mason jars work for change and currency.


Supplies :


– TWO 1 x2 lumber 5′ long (all wood was purchased at Lowe’s and cut by their employees)

– One piece of scrap lumber for topper

– Lauan Plywood 2 x2 Lowes cut it to size to it the back of the night stand (this is for the chalkboard) OPTIONAL


– Spray Paint (Green)

– Yellow chalkboard paint recipe 

– Wood Glue

– Screws

-Poly Seam Seal or Caulk (optional)

Plastic lemons were used as knobs (optional)



-Screw Driver


lemonade stand step 1

I picked this beauty of a night stand up at the thrift store. Start by wiping down any dust and lightly sand down the nightstand to create some texture for the primer to grab on to. Pull out the drawers from the nightstand and spray them with primer along with the two pieces of lumber and scrap wood. Allow time for them to dry completely then spray paint them all green. You will need several coats for an even finish. Since we were placing a chalkboard on the back we didn’t spray the back green. If you prefer to have the drawers facing front, no need for the chalkboard. The chalkboard step is optional.

lemonad stand step 2

The top images shows the wood before spraying with primer and paint. The luauan board (top left) was painted with a yellow chalkboard paint (recipe for chalkboard paint).

Once everything is dry glue all the pieces together using wood glue. We started by gluing the chalkboard to the back of the nightstand. We found something heavy (water bottles) to weigh down the board to hold in place. Next we glued the two 1″ x 2″ pieces of wood in place on either side of the chalkboard.  Duct tape came in handy for helping to hold it in place.

lemonad stand step 3

When dry – use screws to make sure the wood piece becomes permanent. We used  clear caulk to fill in the gap between the nightstand and chalkboard. Screw the last piece of wood across the top of the (two 1 x 2’s)


Now the lemonade stand is almost ready. You can just use regular knobs on the drawers but we found plastic lemons that we could drill holes into and screw into for drawers knobs. It makes the lemonade stand that much cuter. Although, it’s not very practical ; )

Lemonade Stand Chalkboard - Design Dazzle

Lemonade Stand Banner made with green paper bags! So cute and easy - no cutting! Design Dazzle

Lemonade Banner:

-Green paper bags (Michaels Stores)

-Yellow Paint

-Thin  Yellow Ribbon

– Thick yellow striped ribbon for bows

-Glitter (optional)

We took green paper bags (turn the bag upside down) and painted the letters on with yellow paint. It took 3 coats and some glitter. Next glue the paper bags flap  over a thin ribbon and you have a darling lemonade sign. We glued some yellow ribbon bows onto clips to hold the sign up. Don’t you LOVE how easy this is?

Lemonade Stand Banner made with green paper bags! So cute and easy - no cutting! Design Dazzle

Give your kids some paper bags and have them create a simple but cute lemonade banner!

Turn a night stand into a LEMONADE stand! Easy DIY project to repurpose a night stand! Design Dazzle

Do you prefer the chalkboard front or the drawer front?

Turn a nightstand into a lemonade stand. The lemonade sign is made with green paper bags. Design Dazzle


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Posted on June 3, 2013
Categories: creative ideas, diy projects, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, repurposing, summer camp, summer camp, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. Kristin says:
    June 3, 2013

    So cute! Love it!

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 3, 2013

      Thank you Kristin! I would have loved this lemonade stand as a kid. Looking forward to your summer camp post : )

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 6, 2013

      Thanks, Kristin. It is super cute. People driving by would have to stop to buy lemonade just because the stand is so cute!

  2. Be Inspired PR says:
    June 3, 2013

    This is beyond adorable! This is so much fun for kids!

  3. Lisa says:
    June 23, 2013

    This is so darling! I am totally planning on making one for my kids. Where did you find the cute green paint?

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 23, 2013

      Valspar spray paint brand from Lowes. There paint is terrible quality but they have great colors!

  4. Aida says:
    June 26, 2013

    I love this idea!!! We might just do this soon:)

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  6. Tami @ Curb Alert! says:
    June 25, 2014

    What a great lemonade stand. The colors you used are perfect! I’m sure any kid would have a ball serving here!
    ~ Tami

  7. Ashley @ Simply Designing says:
    June 25, 2014

    This is so much fun Toni! I LOVE the green you chose!

  8. Bliss says:
    June 26, 2014

    T.D.C….. too darn cute! I have a nightstand that I’ve been planning on turning into a little kitchen, but now I’m thinking it should be a lemonade stand. Pinning.

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 27, 2014

      I’d love to see what you decide. I’m sure either one would be awesome!

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