Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It's & I Won!!!

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! 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 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...:) 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!

Hooty's homeroom
Can't wait to see what you all link up! I love looking at everyone's creativity...:)
Have a blessed and productive week! 


  1. Love all of your creations. I"m in Fl and it's rained almost all summer. BOO!
    Love your colors. so pretty

  2. I love, love, love that you found all of these items by bargaining or thrifting. It really is amazing what a little paint can do to something. Your reading corner is going to be precious. I can't wait to see it all put together!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I love your shelf! So flipping cute. You are quite the craftster!

  4. Wow, you have so many great things this week. I especially like your cute bookcase with the dandelions.

    room 4 imagination

  5. I love how the book shelf turned out - very cute with the rick-rack.

    The flowers in your vase are so pretty and fit the color scheme!

    Learning in the Little Apple

  6. Love it!! Your room is going to be so "homey"!!

    The Resource(ful) Room

  7. You're so crafty! I am jealous! Everything turned out so cute!


  8. All your projects are amazing!!! So talented!!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  9. Vicky,
    You have been super busy creating some super cute things! I love how crafty you are and what a bargin shopper too! Your new room is going to look amazing, I hope you share pictures once it is all set up!
    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

  10. I love everything! Super crafty!! :)

    Teach On.

  11. I love all of your projects! You are so creative!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher


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