Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Made It

I am finally ready to share my Monday Made It's from this summer! I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for the final summer weekly link up.

I had this unfinished wooden crate in my room for the last two years. It always ended up on top of the fridge and I never did anything with it. Then this summer I saw people posting pictures of these book crates that they had painted.
This is the book bin. It never ended up holding student's library books, like I intended for it to do.

First, I had to sand the entire box. I used my dad's sander and it was so easy!

My dad ended up having to help me with the painting :). I have actually never spray painted anything.

Here is was after it was finished. I let it dry outside overnight.

I ended up using 1 can of yellow gloss spray paint for this. I also made the bunting flags and taped them to the front. I keep this at the front of my room for books I get from our local library.

My mom brought this magnetic board/easel home from work for me. They were going to throw it away!! I knew it just needed some yellow paint to go perfectly in my classroom.

First, I covered the magnetic center with paper and painter's tape.

I also covered the silver on the back with painter's tape. This is what took the longest. 

This was after one coat of spray paint.

Here it is after 2 coats of spray paint.

Here is was in my classroom, all finished with the paper and painter's tape removed. 

My dad attached a hook to the back so it could hang on my wall. I made the bunting flags and put some magnets on it. I will use this board for notes from parents. I love how it turned out and how bright it is!

My last Monday Made It is a basket I painted. My mom was going to give this to Goodwill and I told her I could spray paint it and use it in my classroom.

I love how bright the green is. This basket was so easy to paint. I let the inside dry for a few hours before I turned it over to paint the outside.

I forgot to get a close picture of it in my room. you can see it at the bottom of my easel cart. It will probably hold books when I get settled in my new room. For now, it holds the monkey stuffed animals I have.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Monday Made Its!


  1. Some amazing spray painting make overs there - I like the book box especially!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. All your projects looks FABULOUS! Thinking now I may have to buy some spray paint:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Designs