Monday, August 5, 2013

I Monday MADE IT!!

Hi Sweet and Sassy Friends!!  I have some fun pictures of some things that I have made just in time for school to start and Monday Made It.  {insert cheering and clapping}

Okay, first.......I didn't actually make the bench BUT I did repaint it and get it classroom ready.  That should totally count and the fact that I nearly took out the neighbor's window during the process.  {if your my neighbor reading this--I'm sorry and it's okay}

Here is the before:

{donated by a dear friend-LOVE her}

I need you to picture this:  I'm on my front porch with the lid of the bench resting nicely on the back of the bench (easier for sanding).  I'm using a handy-dandy electric sander.  Super powerful.  I place the sander on the lid and push the button..........OH. MY. WORD. the board shoots across the yard towards the neighbors window. YIKES!!  A little embarressing but no one saw, so I pick it up bring it back and this time I hang on to it.  Apparently this neat little sander has a bag that attaches to it to catch all the sawdust......didn't know this and didn't allow any pictures to be taken of me.  I was covered from head to toe in red paint.  My little sass was terrified because she thought I had hurt myself and was bleeding from my pores.  {not sure why she thought I could hurt myself sanding}

Here is the after:

{guess where it is going in the classroom??}

I printed several different fonts from the computer, cut them out, and decoupaged them to the lid.  After that dried I covered the entire lid with polyurethane.  Project complete!  Easy Peasy. ;)

Next up computer bucket seats.  I actually made these several years ago but it was time for a facelift OR seatlift. 

I traced the bucket lid on foam padding and cut it out.  Covered it with material and attached it with a staple gun.

Since this is a Monday Made-it, I've gotta brag about my lil' sass.  This week she attended a sewing workshop.
She made a new pillowcase and is now ready to sew herself a new wardrobe {according to her}.  

Okay, my final made-it....I finished my classroom decor pack and gave it free to new followers this weekend.  You can also get it free today at my tpt store. {click here

I'm linking up today with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics so hop over there and see the other Monday Made-its.

Have a super sweet day!!


  1. The bench turned out amazing! I bet it's going to look great in your classroom.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  2. The bench turned out great! I really like the black and white theme! Also, I love those fabric choices for your little girl's pillowcase! I am sure she will remember that for years to come!

    Eclectic Educating

  3. Your bench turned out great and your daughter is a cutie!!! I am your newest follower and also a second grade teacher. If you get a chance I would love for you to come on over and check out my blog too. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more post.


  4. I love your bench, it turned out great. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess