Thursday, July 28, 2011

Crafty or Credit Card

I was feeling a little crafty this weekend. I have to say that I am more of the buy it not make it type. Don't get me wrong...I like to put creative things together but I 'm not all that good at the creating part. So when I saw this project...I thought to myself...I can do that! Well...maybe with a little help from my honey. Who by the way needs a little more sweet talkin' these days. I guess 16 years of marriage and 10 years of school projects has left him a little reluctant. I use to be able to persuade him with the "think of all the money we will save" or "do it for the kids" but these days he would rather give me the credit card. Which I guess isn't so bad either...

I have seen these all over the blogs. So when my neighbor so kindly bought me the most ADORABLE garden fabric from IKEA ...I had no excuse. I know you're thinking...what a great neighbor! She is a teacher further explanation needed.
Here are the directions:
I promise anybody can do this! Savings Tips: Use foam for a twin mattress. I doubled the foam to make a thicker cushion. Ask your local Home Improvement store for scrap wood or be creative. I used an old shelf.

I make these pointers every year since I ALWAYS even though I say I won't end up changing my theme. I buy a pack of dowels and painted glue them together and you are done!

My last project to share was a freebie from a local coffee shop. It started as a plain cherry wood chair. I spray painted it black and added the dots. Although, I am not sure if I like the dots yet or not...a little too busy for me. I might paint it all black and buy a cute polka dot cushion instead. By the way...did you know that you can buy the spray paint that is for plastic and use it for wood...NO SANDING is needed! I might have to paint some more stuff!

Until next time...


  1. CUTE! The crates are great, the chair is adorable!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  2. Hey Anais,

    Thanks for stopping by my site today! I am now your newest follower! And I absolutely LOVE your crate idea! It is brilliant!!

  3. i agree...everything looks really great! i may have to try my hand at this crate idea...i am a new follower

    Teach Play Smile

  4. Miss Reeve,
    Thanks for following. I really like your classroom blog. I want to get one up and running for the school year. Any advice? Anais

  5. Keri,
    Thanks. You are so sweet. Happy blogging! Anais

  6. I'm officially a follower now. loving the blog