Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Made It

I'm linking up with Tara for her Monday Made It series. Be sure to check out the amazing ideas found in this linky party.

I'm also linking up with Miss Nelson for her Erin Condren giveaway.

I got motivated yesterday and worked on making some things for my classroom. I have been working on making over my plain stool all week. It has required many coats of paint.

 This is what I started with. I spray painted the entire thing a blue-green color.
 Then I painted the top pink. I found this owl image on a gift bag at Target. I cut it out and then mod podged it onto the top of the stool. Sorry for the terrible picture quality. My camera is acting up again so I'm using my cell phone.

I added some decorative tape to the outer edge of the stool and then mod podged it onto the stool.

 I also started working on my "Pick Me" pot. I bought a little garden pot for it but it was too large for the sticks so I'm going to use one of those little buckets from the dollar spot at Target. If you want to make these too, check out Mrs. Cupcakes blog post. Best of all, it's a freebie!

 I also got my alphabet printed and laminated. I love love love this one from Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files. It was exactly what I was looking for. Check it out here.
I got my specials signs from Kristen too. Her bright and clear series is amazing! I can't wait to see what she comes out with next. Check it out here.


  1. All of your projects are adorable!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  2. Your stool is precious and I love the new alphabet. So clean!

  3. Courtney! Your stool is just adorable!!! I am loving the owls and think I may have to squeeze them in somehow.....hmmm...You got lots done and lots of what I would call the "funtional" stuff that I keep putting off!!! Good for you:))) Can't wait to see what you do next:)) Thanks for linking up;)

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Great idea using a gift bag! I would never have thought of that.

    I'm also addicted to Kristen's stuff...

    I Love My Classroom

  5. I need to be like you and get stuff done! All of your projects are really cute!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  6. thanks for linking up! Good luck

  7. I love your stool! I might have to makeover mine too.
    First Grade Found Me

  8. Awesome stool! I enjoy your blog! I've given you the Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog Award. Please stop by my blog for your award and info:)

  9. I really want to do that to my stool now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  10. Oh my gosh Courtney--thank you, thank you, thank you for the sweet words. I am over the moon excited that you could use the signs!!

    And that stool!! Absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen...the owl is so darling! I can't wait to see your room later this summer :) :)

  11. LOVE the owl stool! I may have to do this, too!!

    I have nominated you with the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger Award! Come pick them up at my page :)

  12. I've got 2 stools sitting out in my garage, hmmm, I'd better get busy! ha I love the stool, it's adorable!

    I'm your newest follower.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  13. I love the chair! So here's something funny/sad...I thought my account had been spammed because I had almost 2,000 page views today. (I usually have a measly 40 on a good day...ha.) I discovered most of my "traffic" was due to you posting my Brownie points pack on Pinterest! (What a relief!) Thanks a bunch!! :)

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

    1. Oh my! I'm glad it sent that many people your way. I hope you got some new followers. Your blog is too cute!

  14. Love your blog! You have so many great ideas!

    I have given you an award...come on over and check it out!

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  15. I absoultely love your stools! It makes me want to invest in stools! BTW I just realized you're the Courtney I'm friends with on goodreads - you've inspired a bunch of my summer reads!
    Keep reading!
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

  16. Loving the stool! I am doing owls this year & that is stinking cute!
    I am probably not the best teacher to have a stool for my teacher chair - I could see myself tumbling off backwards. :0

  17. I am loving your owl stool! It is too cute! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

  18. I enjoy reading your blog!! I am passing on two awards to you!!! the Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog!!! Stop by my blog to claim it!

    A Passion For Primary

  19. I love, love, love, the owl stool!

  20. I just saw this post!! Thank you for the shout out!!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher


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