It really keeps me going & I get so many awesome ideas from everyone.
It's like a Pinterest just for teachers :)
I really should call this Monday (WE) Made it because I couldn't have done any of these without my dad. He's the handyman, and I'm just the ideas person. I know he hates to see me pull in my parent's driveway because I always have a "to do, please" list just for him :)
Monday Made it # 1So, most of you are aware of my chevron obsession & I FINALLY got my little & big table done for my classroom. YAY!
Gotta add a cute drawer pull (Anthropologie??) on the drawer & cover it with Poly.
I looked EVERYWHERE for a chevron painting tutorial that was easy to do. I finally found one <HERE> & it was truly a life saver (time saver...sanity saver... you know...).
I decided to use this girl's post as inspiration to make a little tutorial for you. Please be forgiving of my inability to draw straight lines without a ruler and my makeshift paper drawing.. I wasn't prepared to share it, but it works as good as any, and it's what I had :)
Anyway, here are the steps all my fellow chevron lovers...
Seriously, USE the FrogTape. It's Uh. Mazing! So much better than blue painter's tape & you get a bunch. Find it at WalMart or anywhere I guess... about $5.89 I think :)
See? My drawing is awful.. work with me here, folks...
I forgot to draw more green lines on this step, but you'll see them in BLUE on the next step :)
Yes, the lines are all off because I sketched this out WITHOUT a ruler.. Use a ruler...seriously..use a ruler. :)
You'll end up having to trim edges where the tape overlaps so you can make a perfect chevron corner.
This takes some time, but it's not near as bad as I thought it would be.
Just keep your scissors handy to do any trimming.
YAY!!! You can't imagine my excitement (or maybe you can) as the tape came off & revealed the awesomeness of chevron!
The FrogTape says to pull off the tape immediately after painting. I waited 5 minutes.
(Crazy girl that I am you know... a real rebel!)
Monday Made It #2
I was in Hobby Lobby last week & saw the cutest clipboard stand thing. Yep, that's the official name. I looked on the bottom.
That's my sweet momma starring as the model :)
I immediately thought how perfect it would be in my classroom to hold EQ's, Standards, or my lesson plans... IF it was the right color.
So I decided to
ask dad to make it myself !
It's similar, not exactly the same, but I wanted mine longer top to bottom to hold a whole piece of paper if I chose to use it for my lesson plans. That's Handyman Dan's (aka Dad's) workshop.
Traced the pattern... cut it out of wood... and modpodged the paper on the top.
The bases came from the molding section of Lowes...two pieces glued together and painted.
You'll see a lot of my parents in my summer posts because they and MB both live in Alabama, so I spend a lot of my summer time over there (here). And, they are the best project helpers in the world. That's where I get it, I guess... there was always a project going on when I was growing up.
I'm thinking by the end of this summer though, they might be done with me. haha :)
Monday Made It #3 (kinda...)
For the home, you know, cause I gotta have some cutesiness there, too! It's not all the way finished, but this is what I have so far... the inspiration is on the left & came from...you guessed it...Pinterest. That post is <HERE> & I've seen a bunch on Etsy, too...
Radiator clamp thingy from auto parts store + board + some screws... Add paint & vinyl or paint pen...Voila... Cute!
Okay, friends, that's it for me. Back to grad work...ugh.
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