Sunday, July 28, 2013

Part 2 Scrapbook room Makeover

So I still have several things to work on in this room but I wanted to post the rest of what I have done of my room. Next to the door idea I am totally loving how my chairs turned out. I wanted to do the chairs in different colors, I picked yellow, green and blue, all of which match the material that my mom used to cover the seats on these chairs. I was afraid that it was going to take me a long time to find the chairs that I liked but a couple of weeks ago we went to Twin and found a new store that restoresThe guy there let us walk around and we found a couple that he hadn't done anything with and got them for $5.00 each. I was pretty excited that we found them that fast and for that price.
furniture. This is the desk finished with the chairs, it turned out really nice.
I then had my mom make me a couple of shelves, this did cause a great debate at our house because I don't like to dust and Steve did not want open shelving. I really wanted these and when he hung them up he said it looked pretty good.
I still have to change out the pictures and frames to match the room but you get the idea. I am going to make some prints and then spray paint a few more frames. I really like how this turned out.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Classroom Birthdays

I finished up my birthday treats for this upcoming year. I've had a hard time trying to come up with something. I ordered these crazy straws from Amazon to use for something last year, but I didn't end up using them. So---I put a package of Kool-Aid with the straw, then dressed it up with some curling ribbon. Now--I just have to make sure the kids don't open the Kool-Aid packet up and just eat the powder---GROSS!!

Cool & Crazy Birthday Tags

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scrapbook room makeover

I am finally posting. We have been pretty busy at my house redoing a couple of rooms. It seems like once you start one room it somehow goes to another room. First up was my scrapbook room, when we first moved to this house I thought I was picking the perfect color to paint, but it turned out to be far from the perfect color. Even though it was a nasty color I never redid the paint job, it just stayed until now.
I decided that I wanted to paint the room a dark grey color, these are the samples of the color that I choose from, and that is the ugly color of the room before we painted. I picked the lighter one it is called Evening Hush by Behr. It was pretty dark but it looked a lot better than the green. Next up was redoing the flooring, we pick a vinyl that you just had to cut and lay down, it is pretty dark also. After we were done painting and putting the floor in we did a new desk, all white, and it looks really cool. Then came the part that I am no good at, picking everything else to decorate. Ashley was helping and we decided that we should try and put a door in it but, not sure how to work it. We went to Utah for some shopping and found this material for the colors of the room.
So first thing we did was find my yellow door that I did for grandma's 90th Birthday, I put it in the room and then looked around for things that would work with it.
I took the crates out of my bathroom and added the basket that I had around my house. My mom made the lining from the material. It turned out pretty cute. I am still looking for that perfect thing for the top of it but for now it is working.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Globe Makeover

A while ago, on Pinterest, I saw some really cool globes that people were making over. I fell in love with the ones painted with chalkboard paint. I wanted to do it...but I couldn't bring myself to paint over my classroom globe, which I had to purchase myself. Every once in a while I would see a globe sitting in a classroom, and want to ask the teacher if I could have it. the end of the school year it was clean out time---iPads make some things not as necessary...globes being one of them, so I snatched a few. Frankly, they were so old and out of date, I'm not sure WHY we were hanging on to them. So...
First, I primed it...
Then I sprayed it with chalkboard paint. My original intentions were to write on it with chalk:)
I chickened out of the chalk theory because I was afraid it would always look messy. Instead, I cut this quote (one of my favorites) out of vinyl. It was a little tricky getting it on a round object. But--wow it looks sooo good.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Odds N Ends

This last weekend I decided it was time to finish up some projects that have been sitting around. We'll start with the one I liked the most. I bought this kit from the Wood Connection probably about a year ago...I was going to use it for a craft project in Relief Society, but I didn't need to worry about that anymore, so it's just sat there. It was SOOO easy, but turned out pretty cute.

This guy---he's just plain scary and ugly. Another Wood Connection purchase--I got him on sale. Not too excited about him though--but it's a finished project.
 Remember the crayon monograms from a couple summers ago? This is for our computer teacher. On a sad note: we have many teachers who do not have the crayon monogram outside their classrooms because we've had quite a few changes over the years. The monograms are something that ALWAYS get commented on by visitors to the school. However...I still remember clearly what a pain they were, so I have not volunteered to make all the new teachers one:(
 I am changing my classroom up a little bit...I am so excited. Going with a lime green/turquoise. This is just one set that needed a little redo. LOVE the buckets for supplies---It means I don't have to see the jumbled mess inside. I started setting my room up today, can't wait to have it finished.

I think I am beginning to get a little panicked about summer being over and all that I need to get done and all that awaits me for the new school year...So I am pushing hard to get stuff DONE.

Friday, July 12, 2013


I was in charge of doing tie-dye for Girl's Camp. Yeah---it's been about 18 years since I've tie-dyed anything. So, I turned to Pinterest and YouTube for help. I read a lot of articles and watched a few videos---I still didn't really know what I was doing--but oh well!! I ended up buying the Tulip tie-dye kits from Michael's.  We did a test run at the Family Reunion with this kit. It had spray bottles, which made for some fun designs, but we had quite a few of the bottles break, and we ended up unscrewing the lids and pouring the color on.
Using our knowledge of colors--we realized we only needed to have three colors, as they can make any other color you want--and to make the selection process quicker, for Girl's Camp I went with this kit.
The girls had a blast and it was SOOO fun to watch them unveil their shirts. Every single shirt was different. I loved how they looked hanging on the line between the trees.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Tote" ally excited for a new year.

I am really trying to stay organized this summer and not leave everything I need to get done until the last minute...truthfully I feel a little panicky about the beginning of the school year already. I have known for a couple months that I would be getting a new teaching partner, this week I learned I will be getting two new teachers on my team (there are only 3 of us). That has me a little anxious. I know how anxious they will be with all the changes and challenges we face this year, so I wanted to have something to give them when we have our first meeting.

I bought these cute reusable bags at Office Depot for $0.97. Inside I am putting a teacher binder to put all the important papers, data, etc. in. This is SOOOO nice to have because you don't have to wonder where you put that schedule or the data you need for a meeting. I also made a fire drill clipboard, which we are required to take when we have a drill. On one side it says everyone is accounted for, the other indicates you have an emergency. I am also throwing in some cute paper clips, sticky notes, and pens.

To finish it off I made a tag with a cheesy saying.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Chevron Corkboard

I did it..I finally got a Silhouette Cameo. When they came out with the very first Silhouette, I got one. So, I've had it for a while--and it's done great for me. But, I really wanted to have the 12" width, but I couldn't really justify it since I already had one that worked perfectly fine. I received a gift card to Amazon for something school related, and decided that I would use it towards the Cameo.
Well, I had to come up with a project so I could test it out:)
I cut a chevron pattern out of vinyl, which I put on a square piece of corkboard.
Then, I pulled out my trusty spray paint, and gave it a couple coats of paint.

When I pulled the vinyl off, I had a much cuter corkboard.