Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It!

I have been looking forward to Monday Made It with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics to check out everyone's awesome creations! I had a busy week getting things ready for my daughter's new place so I didn't have a lot of time to work on school things, but I did redo one thing I made a couple years ago. Here it is.....

It's a paint can I bought and painted a couple of years ago. The dots and letters were cut out with my Cricut. It did have green, blue, red, and black fabric ties on the handle, but I removed the red and added some pink and orange to go with my color scheme for my new 5th grade class! Any suggestions as to what I could keep in it? I thought about candy for a rare treat. I always keep it on the corner of my desk because it has my name on it. 

Here's a close-up of the fabric colors. Another thing I did today was make a change in my craft room/office. I traded my daughter one of my wooden desks for her glass top one. I didn't like the metal frame it was on, so I bought 2 cheapie inexpensive bookcases from Wal Mart to put the glass top on. I put some pretty gift wrap on the back of the shelves. I have been wanting to do that to my big bookcases for a while, but it is too much work to unload them and remove the backs to cover them. Maybe some day! 
Anyway......I LOVE the way it turned out! 
Here's a few pictures.

I still need to put some things on one of the shelves, but I haven't decided exactly what I want on it yet. The one against the wall has my Cricut, laminator, and glue gun stored on it. They are easy to get to but pretty much out of sight. I am not crazy about the black desk chair, but it is comfy so I'll keep it for now! I have a chair on both sides so 2 people can sit at the desk if I have company over. 

This is one of my Pinterest projects from a few weeks ago before I started my blog. I just thought I would share since I just hung it up today! I love monograms! 

This is another project from a few weeks ago. I had an old nightstand that I was throwing out because it was falling apart. I did salvage the front of a drawer and the knobs to make a jewelry holder. I had the three green knobs in my stash and had been waiting for the perfect project for them. I love the way it turned out!

Last is the chair I refurbished for my daughter's desk chair. I bought it for a couple bucks and repainted it in Krylon's Global blue. I recovered the seat with a shirt I found at the thrift store. I loved the chocolate brown and white and the graphic design, so I cut it up and voila....from shirt to seat cover. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed my Monday Made It's! I have enjoyed looking at a lot of yours...:)
Be blessed!


  1. Made It Monday linky visit! I love how your daughter's refurbished desk chair turned out! Also, your office/craft room looks so serene - I love the color scheme you chose the white & chrome accents are just perfect! :)

  2. I loved reading about your Monday Made-It (I have yet to post anything for it:/). Your daughter's room is so cute and it makes my heart smile to read about what a proud mom you are! I just started blogging and have been so inspired!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. I'm your newest follower! I teach 4th - so it's really nice to find other intermediate teachers on the blog boards. =) Great job on your projects!

    I Love My Classroom

  4. Aaawww....thanks ladies...I'm heading over to check out your blogs! Thanks for the sweet comments!

  5. WOW! You are so crafty! I was proud of myself for adding a ribbon detail to a jar! Lol! I love your blog. Thank you for sharing the pictures about your daughter too. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

  6. Thanks so much Miss Nelson and Heather! I have visited both of your blogs and am now following you. Your blogs are amazing....I can't wait until I have lots of followers to! Thanks so much for stopping by...:)

  7. I just came across your blog today, and I'm your newest follower! You are VERY crafty and resourceful.... I can't wait to try out some of these ideas. I've nominated you for The Liebster Award! Please stop by my blog to pick it up! :)

    - Sarah

  8. Thanks again Sarah! I appreciate your kind words and the nomination...:) I am following you as well and will be checking on your blog often!

  9. That bucket is just adorable! You could maybe have the kids leave positive notes to each other in it and every once in a while take one or two out and share. Your other projects are all great!!! You have been busy! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  10. Thanks so much Tara! That's a great idea for the bucket....I will have 3 class periods though, so I'm not sure that would work. Maybe I just need to make two more buckets....;) I love your Monday Made It....because I love to make things! I'm still figuring out how to blog, but it is so much fun!



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