The trouble (makes me think of the Pink song...LOL!) is that I have just as many projects to do in my classroom as I do for my house! The list is ever-growing. I L.O.V.E. Pinterest, but it's just adding more AWESOME ideas to my list. LOL!
For this post, I am just going to focus on the DIY projects that I have made for my classroom, this week. And, trust me, there are many more to come!!!
Step 1: Purchase organizer. I got mine at Lowes for around $20. I have also seen them at Home Depot.
|Organizer from Lowes|
Step 4: Cut out and glue each item (word) to scrapbook paper. Let dry.
Step 5: Optional. Laminate.
Step 6: Add to the front of the drawer. I just set mine on the inside. The items inside the drawer keep it in place.
I absolutely LOVE this organizer!!! I already took it to my classroom and started adding items to it. I can't believe it took me this long to make one. How did I ever survive without it?! I already have plans to make a second one!!!!!
I purchased this bookshelf at a garage sale for $5, but you could do this with any bookshelf that you want to cuten up!
Step 1: Clean bookshelf with a damp cloth.
Step 2: Take off the back. I'm sure you could do this project with the back still on. It will just be a lot more measuring, cutting, and patience, but it will definitely work.
Step 3: Spread Mod Podge (I used a small paint brush) on the inside backing of the bookshelf (I arranged the paper before I added the Mod Podge to get an idea of the best arrangement).
Step 4: Add paper. This paper is from Hobby Lobby.
Step 5: Spread Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Smooth out. Let dry.
Step 6. Prime the bookshelf. Let dry. Add a second coat, of it seems necessary.
Step 7: After the primer has dried, paint the bookshelf. Let dry. Add a second coat, if it seems necessary. I also painted the backing at this time.
Step 8: After the bookshelf is completely dry, put the back on.
I love how this turned out and I can't wait to take it to my classroom!
I have used this desk (mostly as a storage area) for the past few years. I never sit at it anymore, now that I have a laptop. It pretty much just collects stuff! I bought a table at a garage sale that I (of course!) am DIYing and will use as my new desk. So, I decided to also DIY this desk so I can take it to my classroom. I think it will be perfect for my Writing area.
Step 2: Take out drawers.
Step 3: Take off any visible hardware.
Step 4: Prime drawers and desk. Let dry. Add a second coat, if necessary.
Step 5: Paint drawers and desk. Add second coat. Let dry.
*You do not have to paint or prime the front of the drawers, just the edges.
Step 6: While the drawers are drying, cut the scrapbook paper to fit the front of the drawer.
Step 7: If the drawers have hardware, make sure to add a hole, where needed.
Step 8: Add Mod Podge to the front of the drawer.
Step 9: Add scrapbook paper, make sure the hole in the paper matches the hole in the drawer.
Step 10: Spread Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Smooth out. Let dry. Add the hardware.
Step 11: When the drawers and the desk are completely dry, put the drawers back in the desk.
I just LOVE how it turned out!
I have a lot of DIY projects still on my list! Mod Podge Clipboards, labels for all of my book bins, labels for all of my supplies, a table that I will use for my new desk (priming, painting, and mod podging the edges), mod podge supply cans, so much more!!!!
Hi. My name is Beth and I am O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with Mod Podge!!!!! What about you?