Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Made It - Back to School!

Hey y'all!  I go back to school in a couple of weeks, and like most teachers, I look at everything I see, everywhere I go and wonder, could I use that in my classroom somewhere?
I have decided to link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for "Made It Monday."
Mrs. Thomas' Teachable Moments

Well, luck was on my side because some neighbors were moving out of their house and left this gem on the curb!  WHAT?! Who throws something like that out?  NOT a teacher - I'll tell ya that much! (This is not me, but you get the idea!!)
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I ran across the street to get it like I just won a prize on The Price Is Right and hauled it (awkwardly) back to my house.
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My whole classroom is done in CTP's Dots on Turquoise theme, (which you can check out HERE) and so I KNEW this shelf had to be turquoise!
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First, I spray-painted the shelf using this paint.  I like this one because it sprays from any angle and is also easy to press for a long period of time. You can check it out HERE.
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That black is NOT happy!  Time to give this tired shelf a makeover! (You can get your own at Target.  Click HERE.)
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Does anyone else's husband get upset when you spray-paint his lawn?  He wasn't too happy with me, but I figure, he's gonna mow it anyway, right?!
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Here it is all painted!
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Then, I took off the old, flimsy, cardboard backing.

I got a piece of peg board from Lowe's and this awesome, bright fabric from Jo-Ann.  I had a 30% off coupon so I got it for a steal!
My plan was to spray the whole peg board and attach the fabric with this spray adhesive.
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So, to the backyard I went.  However, it turns out peg board is very porous and basically just drank the adhesive.
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Plan B!  Never underestimate the power of your glue gun!
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I hot glued all around the perimeter of the board and attached the fabric.  I started from the center and worked my way out so it stayed even all the way around.
Then, I laid the shelf down on it's front and my husband nailed the pegboard to the back of the shelf. He had some help nailing it on to the shelf from my son.  :)
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I got these baskets from Target to go inside in red, cream, orange, light blue and lime. (Click HERE).
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And ta-da!  A bright, new, fun shelf for my classroom!
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9 comments:

  1. I love your shelf! What a great project. It looks fabulous! :-)

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  2. Love the fabric with the blue-- looks great!

    My Bright Blue House

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  3. Great job with the shelf, and LOL at the Bob Barker picture!

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  4. I absolutely love your shelf! So cute!!

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