Happy Monday! Today I'm linking up with Tara for
I am excited to be sharing a sweet little project I finished last week. I ended up painting this one in my kitchen since good old sunny Florida has been more like good old soggy Florida for weeks! I am happy to report that the sun has been shining a lot more these past few days! I have so many little projects I am working on for my classroom as well as my home and I am quickly running out of summer days to complete them! So....here goes! This
homely lovely little poop chocolate brown colored shelf jumped out in my path while I was walking at the flea market weekend before last. I asked the seller what she wanted for it and she said $3, so I said....I'll take it! I know you're probably wondering why, but it is a solid wood shelf and the size is just perfect to hold lots of read aloud books and a few other items in my reading corner in my new kindergarten classroom. I knew I could fix her right up and have her looking good in no time! Here she is, scratches, scrapes, seam filler, new feet, and all!
Here's a little closer photo of her....isn't she cute in her pale aqua blue and red!
I painted her with a homemade chalk paint concoction. She is a very pale aqua which is not showing up too well in these photos. I had a terrible time trying to get good photos in the dreary light from all the rain! My hubby added the little feet for me. I had a basket full of wood shapes that I rescued from the trash pile at my old school. These little cubes worked well for her feet....at least I think they do. I would have preferred something a little taller and maybe a little curvy, but I'm working with what I have! The feet got a snazzy red paint job! I added the red and white polka dot gift wrap to the back for a pop of color and the red rick rack trim to the front for cuteness (is that a word). I also added buttons to the corners to cover the uneven edges of the rick rack. I already had all this in my craft room stash...:) So far....I still only have $3 in it.
Close up of one of her sweet little feet...:)
While I was shopping for a few necessities at Wal Mart after the trip to the flea, I spotted these sweet little decals. I was looking for something else when I saw these and thought they were too cute. I love dandelions and this whole set was only $2.47. I thought they would be sweet on the sides of my little shelf, so into the cart they went! Now I am up to just under $6.00 if you include sales tax. Not too shabby in my opinion.....especially for a little darling like this! Here she is showing off her dandelions and dragonflies...:)
And here she is sitting by her reading corner partner....the chair I recently recovered. You can also see the buntings I shared last week. I love how it all works together!
Makes me smile...:)
OK...so I know these were popular last year, but I never did make one and since I had a stash of left over pencils and all the supplies needed for this project, I decided to make a pencil vase to sit in my new classroom. I think it turned out super cute!
I had these red silk poppies left from my 4th of July decor and popped them in for now. What do you think?
I have been busy cleaning out, rearranging, and reorganizing my craft room. In doing so, I have been trying to use things I already had. You can read about that project here on my other blog if you're interested. Anywho, I came across this picture frame that a student gave me this year. Super cute, but browns are not really my color, so I gave it a quick little makeover. The three circles popped apart pretty easily and I painted them with leftover paint from the shelf project above. Again, I had all the supplies already....paint, glitter, and glue. This will hold a picture of my kiddos on my desk...:)
Now....for a couple home made its! I love thrift shopping and bought this adorable little thingie a couple weeks ago. I paid $3 for it because I could see the potential in it! I'm calling it a thingie because I don't know what it's really called. Reminds me of a wagon wheel! Anywho...I was able to see past the ugly brown and picture her all dolled up and this is how she turned out! She got a good coat of white satin Krylon spray paint and when she dried, I knew she needed a little something, so I turned to my washi tape supply and jazzed her up a bit. She got a blue plaid around the edges and a little pink and yellow floral on the handle in the middle. I decided she should hold my salt and pepper glitter shakers and they all fit perfectly!
Another home made it was this cute little plate shelf I got the same day as the shelf above. I found it at the flea as well and paid $10 for it. I gave it a quick spray paint job with Krylon Jade. I love, love, love how it turned out. I needed this to house my white pitcher collection that had outgrown their previous home on top of my china cabinet. I also added a platter and some china plates. Every item except two pitchers on this shelf were thrifted items. The two I bought new came from TJ Maxx and Michael's (half price and with a teacher discount)!
So, that's it for the made it's, but I wanted to share a bit of exciting news! I won a giveaway for a $25 Mastercard gift card last week from Hooty over at Hooty's Homeroom!!! Talk about thrilled! If you haven't visited Hooty's Homeroom, click on the button below and go pay her a visit. I just love her blog...too cute!