Oh my mercy! Can you believe it's June already?! Makes me sad because I have only been out a week and feel like the time is flying by already!!!! We go back in July (WHAT?!) so, this summer more than everrrrr I have got to be organized and focused!!! It's a must.....so..........
I know Monday Made It will hold me accountable...lol:)
So here we go........
For those of you who are new to Monday Made It, you can link up anything you make (or partially made), recipes, classroom activities, home improvements, crafts,....you name it:D Last year when this all started, I tried to link up one HOME made it and one CLASSROOM made it. I did this so my focus wasn't all in one place and then before I knew it, my summer would be gone and I would have gotten nothing accomplished.....I'm good like that....lol!
Here is my HOME Made It:
My new/old potting bench:D Can I tell you how happy this makes me?!?!?! I love to garden. Gardening is like therapy to me:) It calms me, makes me smile.....Just <3 it so much!
Now.....let me clarify.....I didn't make the actual bench. I did make it from something else, so that counts;) This was a very old, antique desk my hubs found many years ago on the side of the road. (Don't judge!) I totally fell in love with it and for a while it was my desk. (I used to design jewelry and here is where I created) I dig antiques and this puppy is old! LOVE the patina and chippy paint!!! Anyway, I have been thinking about turning it into a potting bench for a while and finally....did it!
I just covered it with water sealer to protect it (as much as possible) from rain.
On to my CLASSROOM Made It:
I DID IT! I DID IT! I FINALLY DID IT!!!!
Yep, those are crate seats!!!! They have been a LONGGGGG time coming....
I had Home Depot cut the plywood....(don't know what happened but it was a little big. HUGE thank you to my sweet daughter who hand sawed off the extra!!!) Bought a roll of foam and the fun fabric in my new/adapted/tweaked classroom colors!!!!!!
- have the plywood cut (my plywood was 1/2 inch thickness
- cut the foam to fit each top
-cut your fabric
-lay your fabric down face first, then foam, then plywood
-pull the fabric tight and staple - do opposite sides so it lays better (like top, then bottom, then turn it and do the same thing)
-staple on ribbon if you want a pull
Took a while but totally worth it:)
A word of wisdom....I bought a little longer staples for my staple gun thinking that would be better......NOT! The staples all buckled:/ I got so frustrated because I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong! So buy shorter staples, they work better.
Can't wait for my kiddos to use them next year. I am going to put them at my small group table:D I also love that they can also be used for extra storage. I put ribbon pulls on all of them to lift the tops. Hoping they will hold up well.
Ok, your turn! Don't forget to grab my button when you link up AND I am so excited because if you are an instagrammer then you can link up there too!!