Lemonade Parade

Lemonade Parade

I’m not a soda drinker.  I’ve probably had maybe three entire sodas in my entire life. I just don’t like it, which believe it or not, kind of weirds people out sometimes.  I’ve had people actually tell me that they were worried I wouldn’t be friendly or get along with them, because they liked soda and knew that I didn’t.  Whuh?  And I’ve also had people gaze admiringly at my soda-abstaining self and whisper “You’re so strong.”  Also false! Not partaking of something you don’t like is not much of a virtue.

I don’t know where any of this is going other than to tell you what I DO like.  Lemonade!  Who doesn’t like lemonade?  Weirdos who probably aren’t very friendly, that’s who.  (Just kidding.  If you don’t like lemonade we are still totally friends, you weirdo.)

Anyway, today’s makeovers remind me a bit of lemonade, all cheerful and yellow and refreshing, like this dresser from Stephanie.  The poor thing had received at least seven paint jobs in its lifetime, but she undid the damage and gave it a nice fresh coat of white, and dressed up the drawers in yellow. The glass knobs are original!  See more on her blog The Painted Cottage.

And this industrial chair makeover from Rebecca is swirl of happiness and colors that look as summery as a suntan. Such a change from the dreary chair of gloom that it was before.  See it on her blog Jed and Ivy.  And if you really love it, and happen to live in Hawaii, it’s for sale! Or, if you really love it and need an excuse to to go Hawaii, now you have one!

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  1. July 2, 2013 / 7:50 PM

    i have never had a soda in my life – i hate any carbonated beverage. nice to know there is someone else out there who doesn’t like soda!

  2. July 2, 2013 / 8:01 PM

    Welp. This changes everything. We are no longer the soul sisters I was starting to believe that we were. Yes, I love lemonade; however, I am painfully addicted to Coke. *sigh*

    Love these Afters. 🙂

  3. July 2, 2013 / 8:24 PM

    Nope, can’t do lemonade. Not much into soda either, so I’m a double weirdo. 🙂

  4. July 2, 2013 / 8:51 PM

    allergic to the carbonation, so don’t drink it either. Never really cared for it anyway. Totally all over the lemonade, though.

  5. July 2, 2013 / 10:20 PM

    I cut soda out of my life 10 years ago .today I would drink nothing before a soda…well maybe not entirely true

  6. July 2, 2013 / 11:18 PM

    Yup, you’re wierd! Kidding! Love that sunny fresh dresser!

  7. July 3, 2013 / 12:20 AM

    I gave up soda twenty years ago after realizing that I didn’t really like it. One day, when I was pouring the remains of the 6th or 7th can down the sink, I decided it was silly to waste my money on soda when I was pouring approximately 3/4 of each can down the drain. I get the same reaction and have even had a couple of people argue with me when I tell them I don’t drink soda. The one guy even said, “EVERYBODY drinks soda”. And he didn’t say it nice! haha.
    I love that chair makeover!

  8. July 3, 2013 / 2:26 AM

    Thank you so much, Lindsey, for posting my dresser makeover! How exciting!

  9. July 3, 2013 / 9:13 AM

    Ha! I get the same thing about soda. Why do some people obsess and get upset as to what I do not put in my stomach? It is like their mind cannot understand why I drink other things…such as water. Anyhoo…

    Love that yellow dresser. Sunshine.

  10. July 5, 2013 / 12:14 AM

    I love that cheerful yellow dresser!

    Maybe that’s because I ALSO love lemonade. Pink lemonade, cranberry lemonade, spiked lemonade.

    I’ll take it anyway I can get it.

  11. July 6, 2013 / 4:21 PM

    I do love lemonade but I am a serious Diet Coke junkie. It used to be full fat Mountain Dew so I guess it’s a better trade? Maybe? If they would just caffeinate lemonade? Love the afters!

  12. July 8, 2013 / 2:28 PM

    Missing you this week! I need my daily dose of Lindsay each morning. Hope everything is okay.
    Wishing you well.
    London, ON


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