Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It

I have been dying to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!  I am not too terribly crafty, but I scored this little jewel piece on Craigslist for $10!!!

It's in pretty decent conditions, but it is terribly ugly.  I hate the color mushroom brown and I would never put this in my classroom :)  So when I was at the store the other day, I grabbed some Krylon Dual Primer + Paint in white.

This morning my husband was up early and while I was planning to sleep in, I got up to spray paint it while my kids were still asleep.  (Doing anything crafty with a 3 year old is essentially impossible.)

So far so good...minimal runs.  But guess what - I ran out of spray paint :( This is what it looks like now....

So, my husband is going to grab another can on his way home so I can finish getting a really good white base.  What am I going to do after that?  I have some super cute colors of acrylic paint and I'm going to paint some polka dots and other fun stuff on there.  I will post some pictures later today when I am done :) I am going to use this desk as an incentive.  I am going to have special supplies there (markers, colored pencils, 16 count crayons etc.) that my kids don't usually get to use at their tables.  I will let them sit there on their birthdays and also once a week whoever the Terrific Kid is will get to sit there.  I will post more soon!

  After the second coat of white spray paint.

 I decided to paint that design on the top, which needed several coats - so I taped the seat for stripes in the meantime.

I painted the stripes..I needed about 2 coats of purple and then I took off the tape.  Me and the painters tape had a fight...some of my paint bled - insert sad face here.  I got the grand idea to paint a black stripe to hide it...I hated that...I had to wipe it off which was completely aggravating and while I don't have a picture of it, the yellow was on at the time.

Then I taped the top of the chair back for diagonal stripes and added polka dots to the top.  I got a bright idea to put these little black dots outside of the pink polka dots...I hated them...FAIL.  I had to wipe them off...but it wasn't I had to wipe off about half the paint on top and redo it...omg...anxiety attack.

I thought I needed a star on I traced it and taped it.  Just in case you are wondering - me and the painter's tape got in a fight won.  So I spent some time with a q-tip getting the little spots off so there was a straight line!

This is what the finished back looks like.

 This is the rest!

I am ECSTATIC with how it turned out!   It was very frustrating - my back hurts, my shoulders hurt, my hands hurt, but it's just want I wanted :)  I am thinking about cutting out a quote with my Cricut and Mod Podging it on...I will see how I feel about that later :)

I decided to add some words :) I Mod Podged them on.  It rained tonight so I couldn't seal it, but that's all I have left to do :)

While I'm at it -  Simpson's Superstars has a giveaway right now for $15 gift cards to Dollar Tree, Target, or Walmart.  I am determined to win a giveaway one of these days!  Head over and enter for yourself!


  1. Your desk turned out absolutely adorable! I am inspired!! I am repainting a stool and will try to be more creative. I tend to just paint things one color and let it go at that. But now, thanks to you, I will get more creative.
    An Open Door

    1. I pinned a TON of things on Pinterest so I would have some "pinsperation." I am not too artsy, but it turned out pretty ok :) I can't wait to see yours!

  2. Oh my! That is gonna be a hit with your kiddos. It turned out fantastic! And you say you aren't crafty, well I'd say you are:)
    The Common Core Classroom
    Don't forget to check out my giveaway!

  3. You rocked this chair and desk!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:)

  4. My co-worker did a desk just like this yesterday! I am SO jealous! LOL! It is adorable! What a great motivation for kids to get to sit at the "special" desk. :)

    Over to see about this giveaway...

  5. That is so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog- I'm now following yours! :)

    First with Franklin

  6. Now that is one impressive make over!!

    ❤ -Stephanie

  7. Your desk is awesome! I'm sure your students will love it!


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