Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It

WARNING!! Semi-long post ahead of you... :-D

I have been a very busy girl lately!  I've been playing with blog designing....
 I've been spray painting supervising the Mr. spray painting my pails for my classroom.  I taped the wooden handles so they wouldn't get painted and painted each one a different color.  Now I just need to make some labels, once I figure out what I want in each bucket.  Yay for a bright, pretty colors!
 Before they were painted.  I had three blue and three white.  I kept one each of the original colors, then painted the others. 

I know one set is for sharpened and need sharpening pencils, checking pens, and markers.  Other than that, I don't know.  I bought them in the event I might have a younger class and could use them for markers and crayons and have them stowed away until they needed them.

My last project was inspired Babbling Abby over at The Inspired Apple.  I saw hers and just had to make my own.  So on a last minute trip to JoAnns I went and got cork board, tape and the color paint I wanted.  And guess what?  It matches my pails!!
 Original cork board...
 Taped cork board.  I used the width of my rule to keep it even so that I wouldn't have to measure and retape five thousand times.
 Starting to paint...
Finished product!  I love how it turned out.  Absolutely adorable in my opinion.  :)  Now I just have to wait and see what my classroom looks like and find a good place to hang it up.  Woohoo!!

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  1. I love your cork boards! I am your new follower

    The Aud Classroom

  2. Your cork boards are awesome! I'd like those in my kitchen!
    Owl Things First

    1. It only took me about an hour total to complete the whole project. Very easy!

  3. I was thinking when I saw your buckets that those would be perfect for sharpened/unsharpened pencils:) LOVE the cork board idea too! I am your newest follower and hope you will stop by my giveaway when you get a chance!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. YAY for Mr & hubs for spray painting :) love the cork boards

  5. Your corkboards look great! New follower here and I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime!

    Success in Second Grade
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  6. Love the pails and cork board. I will definitely be thinking about where I could hang the cork boards if I get brave enough to make them.

    1. Dawn, I spent under $15 for the 4-pack of cork 12x12 boards, basic masking tape and 4 bottles of americana paint. I got it all at Joanns and used my teachers discount. On the 11th and 12th teachers get 25% off purchases with ID. You should do it! It should only take about an hour and its super simple!!

  7. Love the corkboards! It's just what I need to do for in my classroom and for my son's apartment and maybe the other son's dorm room. I love crafty things, especially when I should be doing lesson plans!! I'm also your newest follower!

    Teaching Special Kids

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a now a new follower of yours. I love that you had the Mr. spray painting for you. I just had mine spray painting things for my classroom too!

    Surfing to Success


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